This weekend was apparently meant to be the dry run for Madrona. Saturday I met Joni, confirming my suspicions that in real life, she is a superheroine. Not only that, but her knitting is extraordinary, each detail exquisite and faultlessly executed. I want to be her when I grow up. I am now even more excited about my class with Jean Wong and the possibility inevitability of achieving the Nihon Vogue certifications.
On Sunday I attended the knit-in at 3rd Place Commons in Lake Forest Park. Sherah and other friends and I joined still other friends like Jeannine (oops, there I am with my spinning wheel!), and we made our own contributions to the high noise level. I hadn’t been to such a large Gathering in quite some time, and it was good to see everyone and meet new people.
All this reminds me that I must pace myself at Madrona. Early to bed, I tell myself. Lots of rest, I admonish. Not that I’ve ever listened to my own advice before. I’ve added another spinning class (Icelandic) on Sunday as well as the class on kumihimo braiding/beading that same day. Once I figured out that Monday is a holiday and I can recuperate from all the over-stimulation that Madrona tends to offer, it was a no-brainer.
If you are going to Madrona, say hi if you see me, I’d love to meet you!
Meanwhile, the First Anniversary Vest is almost ready for button- and armhole-bands, and then some pocket linings.