The late spring we're having means that I returned from my wild weekend in St. Louis in time to smell the roses (or ogle the tulips and cherry blossoms).
Spring Fling 2008 is now a thing of the past, only living in photographs and memories. It was fabulous meeting Sheri, Janice, Wendy, Cookie, Claudia (the Woolmeise herself), the two indie dyers Allen and Stacey, Kellie from New Zealand, and all the rest of the knitters - some virtual friends from Ravelry and some brand new friends. Everyone I met was happy to be there, thrilled to visit The Loopy Ewe, and enjoying life as a knitter. Though we were from all parts of the country (and world) we had knitting in common and there was always something to learn, something to share, something to talk and laugh about. Here's the whole group:
Some of us made squares for a blanket for Claudia. We chose squares from The Great American Afghan book so she could have pieces of America to take back to Germany. I made the blue one in the top row, the burgundy one underneath it, and the cream one in the bottom left corner.
Sheri is just as sweet as can be, even when we were 1/2 hour late for the van driver who was waiting to take us back to the hotel. We couldn't help it if the shopping just took a little bit longer than scheduled....
Now if we could just convince Sheri to host an event like this more often; say, once a month? If we win the lottery with those tickets I bought for DH when I rode with the van driver to the gas station, I'll arrange something!