I will be writing separate posts in the next few days about the classes I took as well.
I started off the festival with the annual trip to up to Arthur's Seat, led by Grace (Babbles Travelling Yarns).
It is such a great way to deal with the jet lag: fresh air and sunshine and Story Time with Grace!
Darcey (@dmawunker) brought her version of my Australian Under Wrap design with her! And she even loaned it to me for the day even though she must have been a wee bit concerned that I would not return it to her. She chose Plucky Knitter cashmere for it, so it felt amazingly luxurious.
Many of you said really nice things to me about my first design, and while I cannot remember all of you by name, I am very grateful.
I arrived at EYF feeling kind of down about how little I had accomplished so far this year, and it means a lot to hear that you like the work I am doing. There will be more patterns coming!
Plus my sample now lives with Kettle Yarn Co., which I am very excited about.
I also bought piles and piles of yarn. Even prior to being medicated for ADHD, I have never bought this much yarn in this little time. I think I bought as much as triple what I bought last year.
With the exception of 2 of those piles, most of them will be for design work, however, and I have already cast on for a new design. In fact, the radio silence is partially due to my crazy plan to finish the pieces for an over-sized and long worsted weight cardigan in 2 weeks. For the record, I am actually doing pretty well, with half the body already complete.
I also talked to a bunch of different tech editors, and I am pretty sure I have found The One. So fingers crossed!