May 4, 2011
Three things I don’t like about The Loopy Ewe Spring Fling:
1. Lack of sleep. Someone will point out that this is entirely my own fault, but I would disagree. How can you go to sleep when there are people in the Knitting Lounge, having fun? You can’t. You must stay up.
2. An overflowing “To Make” list. Next year I will just have to ban all of those knitted items that people wear to the Fling. Never mind that their fellow knitters are the perfect audience to appreciate what they’ve made and are wearing. Seeing the beautiful variety of knits always instantly triples my To Make list and FPS, who has time for that?
3. Telling everyone goodbye at the end. The weekend seems to go so fast and I always wish I had had more time with each person. Also, every year I say “This was the BEST group we’ve ever had. We need to bring them all back next year so that we can do it again.” I said it again this year and I mean it. (I guess I might’ve said that in past years, too.)
Three (or rather, a bunch of) things I love about The Loopy Ewe Spring Fling (besides the Dessert Reception and awesome teachers, which I shared with you on last Friday’s blog already):
All of the people who set aside a few days of their life to fly in and share their love of knitting with everyone around them.
The Conference Center Manager John, who loves our group so much that he took a photo of the group with his cell phone (because he said he needed a photo “of my ladies”.)
And who wanted to learn to knit, so he sat down with Sarah and jumped in.
And who then left us this note on the conference center screen on the last night.
Also, watching people shop in person at Loopy. It makes them happy! And even though they shopped in groups of 35 at a time, they remained happy and calm. Because they’re awesome that way.
And knowing that they also have all the patience in the world while waiting for others to check out, because they’ll just take a seat and knit.
Seeing several people go back for just one more thing they wanted to take home (like Cindy who had to have this gorgeous bag, so I made her pose with Web Guy while she was checking out.)
And watching the enabling extend past yarn and into shoes, as Angela helps Mya order shoes on her cellphone on the shuttle trip to and from Loopy. We love yarn. We love shoes. What can I say?
Also, having international travelers – Claudia came from Germany for her third Fling, and Linda from Australia and Sarah from Canada. Plus Web Guy from Colorado, Knitting Daughter from Indiana and Janice and her daughter K and my mother in law who all drove in from Iowa. And cake balls. And door prizes. And secret surprise yarn. Yep. It was fun from beginning to end. When can we do it again?