Madison Knitters' Guild Knit In!

by Joanna

 Doesn't everyone pack for a business trip like this?

I recently flew to Madison, Wisconsin to teach at their annual Knit In. Of course, I had heard of the Madison Knitters' Guild, but nothing could prepare me for this impressive group of knitters! The event was held at the Alliant Energy Center, and apparently three times the size of last year's event!

 The Friday evening keynote was delivered by Patty Lyons

The event was jam-packed with activities: keynote address, classes, marketplace, Nancy Drew mystery knitalong, live music, wine and beer tastings, yarn swaps, yarn tastings... it was incredible! Patty Lyons, Susan B. Anderson, and Annie Modesitt were a few of the fabulous knitters who taught over the course of the weekend.

  We had a kiosk booth in the marketplace

The guild kindly offered me the opportunity to have a kiosk during the event. Although I was busy teaching four classes over the course of the weekend, I was honored to have team Johanson as shopkeepers for the weekend, they were incredible! Thank you, ladies!

 My incredible team of volunteer shopkeepers!

At one point a kind volunteer asked me if I needed anything... and I said, "A body double!" I loved teaching this talented group of knitters, but I wished I could have attended the event just to shop, take classes, and join in the fun! Maybe next year...

Timber Mittens- Buff Knitting class!

The Timber mittens class was a knockout. Although we didn't find any Adirondack Loggers in Wisconsin, the Timber Mittens would be really useful for dog walking or clearing off an icy car!

Some spinning fiber snuk home in my bag!

I had just a whirlwind of minutes to shop... and some magical spinning fiber found its way home in my bag. The second from the bottom is a wool bamboo mix. I have never spun bamboo before and am eager to try! 

Thank you, Madison, for an amazing weekend!!


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  2. Wow..Colors of the spinning fiber are extra ordinary I've ever seen. Pictures are good. Really very interesting Blog. Thanks for sharing good information with us.


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