SSK Awesomesauce and Bag Preorders

I just got back from my first ever fiber event, SSK (Super Summer Knitogether), this past Sunday. It was more fun than I could ever imagine. Not only were people awesome, but we all had a common interest! I got to eat breakfast and lunch in a place reminiscent of Harry Potter, and have dinner with different groups every night. 

Also, my classes were so informative.  I took Finishing with Amy Christoffers of Savory Knitting where I learned the ins and outs of finishing a sweater. Best tip: do a yarnover in your swatch and take it to the store with you to pick out buttons. Genius!

My other class was with Susan B. Anderson on Fair-Isle hat knitting, and I was very apprehensive of knitting with one strand in each hand. But I have now learned how to continental knit, and I'm so glad I have! Also, her book, Itty Bitty Hats, was the very first knitting book I bought. So, I was a little nervous meeting her! She was the most patient, sweetest person putting up with my nervous energy!

And did I tell you about the market?! Fantastic! Everyone showed up in droves to support all of us vendors, and it was amazing getting to see customers in person! I also had some of the best helpers: Mel from Single Handed Knits and Susan from Girl Cave Bags.  Both of whom gave their time willingly and cheerfully. 

And all of it wouldn't have made it out of the ether without Leslie and Laura of The Knit Girllls.  I'd like to say thanks to them and all their helpers for all the fun, new friends, and learning experience that they've brought to my life! Here's hoping for SSK 2014!

Also, for those attendees and market-goers that didn't get an opportunity to buy the special regular size SSK project bag, I'll be putting around 20 preorders up in the shop on Saturday night, 7/27/13, at 9 p.m. CDT. The lining fabric will be at my discretion, but the outer fabric will remain the same. The latest they will ship is the end of August. I will ship International orders first then the remaining in the order they were placed. Please order this item separately from any others, or I will not ship your other items until your bag is made.  

As with the ones sold at the retreat, a portion of the proceeds will be given to the Scarritt Bennett Center