When you take a week or more to post about a trip that 110 other knitters took you find that you have nothing to say because they've already said it. So I will use pictures to describe my experience at KR '09.
Packed and ready to go
9:30 a.m. ....Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel
The next day...Heading into NY state
Later that day...on "the Pass" to Williamstown, MA from Troy, NY
About a mile of "The Pass" as pictured on the Garmie aka Garmin GPS
The first night there were about 40 knitters gathered. Those that were taking classes on Friday
By Friday night all 110 had arrived; here's half the room
My Saturday class was with Kathryn Alexander . Here's how she set each of our knitting area's. We knit "doo dads".
Loved loved loved her class! I actually finished the class project. Something I don't think I've ever done before. Ahha stories to follow about Kathryn.
Sunday we cast on for our "new beginnings" project
Susan cast on for her first pair of socks
Joanne cast on for a shawl with her own handspun yarn
And I cast on with lace wt Rowan yarn I picked up in the KR "swap" room (where we brought what we didn't want and swapped) with a pattern I wrote Friday night (fingers crossed it works)
Ann Budd, Kathryn Alexander, Melanie falick...only rubbed shoulders with the best. Melissa Morgan-Oakes was there somewhere as was Ann Hanson and quite a few designers of patterns that are in Clara's new book The Knitters Book of Wool.
And I can't thank Joanne enough for driving all 4 days!
Check out the following blogs for more pictures and weekend descriptions or go to the KR Forums to read more