Monday, October 11, 2010

Knit/Crochet Extravaganza - Basking Ridge, NJ

I attended the 10th Annual Knit/Crochet Extravaganza at the Bernards Township Library in Basking Ridge, NJ this past Saturday. The event ran from 11:00am - 2:00pm. It was fabulous! This was my first time attending and it won't be my last.

For one, they were given a lot of donations for the event. My favorite was the earlier issues of magazines. I love the Vogue Knitting International magazine. I am always checking them out of the library when I want to make something else that I saw from one of the earlier issues. Well, now I have my own collection because they were giving them away. My library growith yet again. I can concentrate on other books I want to check out at the library.

For the drawings throughout the day the front table was full of yarn, books, and supplies. As a result, the day got exciting as each person had a ticket and would get to pick one of the gifts off of that front table when their number was called. What was so wonderful is that everyone in attendance won a gift. And when all the tickets were called, they gave everyone yet another ticket and so all the people that were left got another prize.

As you can see from the picture of what I won I will be enjoying some more knitting. The one batch of yarn is 50% llama and 50% wool. Now that is pretty nice I have to say.

Tables were set up for teaching from beginners to special stitches. I sat in for the stitch that is used to make the Summit Shawl (free pattern on Knitty) and enjoyed learning something new.

And of course, it is always so nice to meet other needle art enthusiast. We talked, shared our passion through what we were working on, and got to know yet again that the needlearts is not going anywhere but is growing in leaps and bounds.

Maybe I will meet you there next year. I hope so.

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