Every other fall I look forward to attending Knit East. This biennial event is hosted by Cricket Cove in St. Andrews, NB. It’s 2 days of knitting, yarn, and learning in a gorgeous hotel only a couple hours from home. It’s about as good as it gets.
Knit East 2017 was held in late October, right at the peak of fall foliage in Southern New Brunswick. Two of my classes were held in the Rotunda; which reminds me a lot of a sunporch. With views like this, it doesn’t really matter what you call it.
I ate really, really well and enjoyed some great company one evening when a lady in class organized everyone who was there alone to go for a meal. New friends are always a bonus!
I try to chose an assortment of classes and teachers that include a technique or topic I haven’t tried or am not comfortable with. The first was brioche knitting with Kate Atherley. I’ve never tried brioche knitting but I think I may now be an addict.
Next I took a cable leaf cuff mitten class with Fiona Ellis. I loved the idea of a project based class and I’m anxious to keep working on the mitts. I finished one cuff in class.
Sunday afternoon I took a colour theory class with Stephanie Pearl-McPhee. She is as funny in person as she is on her blog. I’ve been annoying people with what I learned about colour for the past couple of weeks (oddly they get less enthused with each retelling…)
All in all, it was a great weekend. I’m already looking forward to 2019. Congratulations and a huge thank you to everyone involved in making this such a great event!
PS: Did I mention the gift bags?
Or that I won a prize at the fashion show?