I am getting all ramped up for Stitches South (April 23rd, 24th, 25th)! I have a bit to do to get prepared. Something exciting is in the works and a vendor asked about highlighting my patterns in KITS at their booth. I’ll have more details later but this involves my knitting 4 samples for them to display. I’ve enlisted the help of a dear friend to help me knit them in time for the event.
I had intended to have preschool out prior to stitches (and it will be available before then) but I have actually decided to release it as my first FREE pattern! It will be available on this site and Ravelry as soon as I put the PDF together, and also this weekend as it is all shiny and sunny I will be able to have a proper photo shoot! I still need to get some little leggings to go with it (or tights). So I would be even more happy with myself if I could have another pattern released prior to stitches, but I am not setting a goal as I don’t want to get in over my head (which I am sure has already happened). I also need to print out a large number of patterns to go into the KITS that will be sold and I have some spelling corrections to fix and some other minor tweaks I wanted to make to perfect things (no errata’s though, yay!).
So for Stitches South I have already signed up and even reserved a night at the hotel (group rate, sweet) so I can avoid Atlanta traffic and also just to give myself a mini vacation, 1 night in a hotel room isn’t usually going to get me much more sleep then usual but I have not slept in past 8am in well over 18 months so I hope I can somehow manage to sleep in a bit.
I signed up to go to the fashion show and dinner (Joe from SWTC says it rocks) and then for 2 afternoon classes. I wanted to take the crochet steek class but it was already sold out 🙁
Long & Short of Knit Alterations (following a recommended to take this class by the AKG newsletter, it’s already sold out too!)
Friday 04/24/2009, 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Intarsia Basics Techniques (I have wanted to try this for a while, I could teach myself but this will be much less stressful I think!)
Saturday 04/25/2009, 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
So all of that, along with a special summer project, and I am swamped with knitting activity. Let me know if you will be at stitches, I was thinking about getting some more pixie purls magnets and pins to hand out. I can’t wait for Stitches, 2 days of yarn and knitting with no interruptions or worries (except maybe what to eat, as that lately is always of concern). I also heard a rumor that raverly will be there (via a comment on the Stitches South rave group, but it was not from anyone official) and if there is I will be there!