October 20th through the 22nd I was able to spend in New Brunswick, Canada at “Knit East”. This is a semi-annual event put on by Cricket Cove (yarn stores in Canada) that draws fiber enthusiasts from all over Canada to the the Algonquin Hotel in the beautiful and charming town of “St Andrews by the Sea”. This is a must see destination if you ever visit Atlantic Canada! And the weather could not have been more perfect! Blue skies, warm breezes, gorgeous Fall foliage – and of course the sparkling sea!
I was attending as a student and was lucky enough to get into one of Stephanie Pearl McPhee’s classes. You may know her as “The Yarn Harlot”. She writes one of the most popular blogs in Canada – about knitting! The class was a lecture class called “Knit Smart” and was three hours of hints, tips, and best practices from one who knows. Stephanie is seriously smart, and seriously funny! The three hours just flew by! I would highly recommend this class if she is teaching in your neighborhood any time.
Most exciting for me was the Saturday night fashion show. Briggs and Little had asked if they could enter my “Camp Cardigan” in the show and I was excited to see it get some recognition! Unfortunately I didn’t get any photos during the show. I did wear my own Camp Cardigan sweater that I recently finished knitting up in “Regal” for a lighter weight version and was able to show it off in the Briggs and Little booth at the marketplace.