In April 2005, I attended the spring Midwest Master's Seminar presented by Yarns by Design, a local LYS. It was my first seminar of this sort and I couldn't have picked a better way to start, having classes with Lizbeth Upitis, Joyce Williams, and Lily Chin. I also had my first-ever, face-to-face meet-up with another blogger, the wonderful Amy Lu.
In September, I spent a wonderful day on the road, traveling first to The Knitting Room in Fond du Lac on a quest to procure goods for my then-Secret Pal, Anne, and then playing an unintentional game of "Where in WI is Amy Lu." I think of that day often, and so then do I think of Amy Lu and Anne because it wouldn't have happened without them.
In January, I blogged about having leftover pumpkin lasagna that DH had brought home from a pot-luck meeting. Turns out that the creator of that masterpiece, Pat, has raised sheep and is a spinner and weaver and all-around fiber artist (though not a knitter!) -- she is spending this week and next washing wool!
In January, I sent a link for Amy Lu's masterpiece of an April Fool's Dinner to everyone in my personal address book that I thought would appreciate it or who might want to file it away in their future foolery file -- one of those people was the above-mentioned Pat. Pat emailed me again, a few weeks ago, requesting that link because one of her friends was interested in "meatloaf cake."
On Monday, there was a card in my mailbox from Pat in which she'd enclosed the latest newsletter from Bahr Creek Llamas & Fiber Studio -- she thought (correctly) that I might be interested in visiting there someday and wanted to make sure I was aware of them as a source for yarn and fiber. It thrilled me no end (I'm still smiling about it) to write to Pat and tell her that Amy Lu -- culinary wiz of the meatloaf cake and skittles pot pie -- actually works and teaches at Bahr Creek!
Road trip to Bahr Creek with Pat to see Amy Lu is imminent!
I've also had a little thrill this week at having won Anne & Ina's "I" contest in the ABC-Along. Since I owe it all to my three individuals, I'm wondering if I can thank them by knitting a pair of socks with my winnings that they can share. ; ) Thanks to Ina and Anne and for all the votes. I was talking to Ann today and I actually mentioned what I though I'd be posting for my L-word and my N-word -- the ABC-Along is part of my daily life!
And to round it all out, I received the notice of the Fall Midwest Master's Seminar classes and I am STOKED! I've already chosen my classes. I wonder if you can guess which ones -- one's a morning, one's an afternoon, and one's an all-day.
I haven't actually signed up yet, but the form is filled out...
Ann, darling, I haven't cleaned my oven yet, either, nor have I rode the vacuum today, but...