Friday, July 6, 2012

Chain Link 2012

I attended Chain Link 2012 (a/k/a The Knit & Crochet Show) in Manchester, NH last week. As with the 2 previous conferences I've attended, it gave me a much needed boost. There's not much that can compare with being surrounded by stitchers who share the same love of learning and creating.

Even before I arrived in Manchester, I connected with Vashti Braha on the 2nd leg of my flight. We were seated across the aisle from each other. Although we had only met briefly in 2008, we chatted like old friends. She was teaching 4 classes at the conference and shared swatches from her classes. She was very excited about the often-overlooked slip stitch, and after seeing swatches for her classes on Slip Stitch, I could see why.

Vashti publishes a newletter every week or so, and you can check out her website to subscribe.

I shared a room with April Garwood (Banana Moon Studio), as I did last year. April made it to Manchester in the wee hours of Wednesday morning. She arrived at the hotel in the midst of a power outage (around 2 AM).  The front desk was unable to tell her what room we were in, so they were escorting her to a room they knew to be empty when she remembered to call me.  While numbers are my "thing" when woken from a dead sleep, I rattled off a room # that didn't exist! She did arrive and we chatted until 4 AM!

Needless to say, we were quite tired on Wednesday for Professional Development Day.

More on PDD coming up . . .

Happy Stitching!

1 comment:

Vashti Braha said...

Sitting next to each other on the plane flight was a great start to the whole conference and I enjoyed reconnecting with you.