Wednesday, 17 June 2009

The wonder of UK Ravelry Day

The wonder of UK Rav Day started off rather damply and if you look at the group pool on Flickr there are many pictures of a pair of rather damp alpacas. They and the stallholders stoically withstood the driving rain for the delight of the Ravelry members and the city of Coventry.

The event was held in Coventry Central Hall which is in the care of the Methodists. They made us feel extremely welcome with a minister on hand in case we needed Divine Intervention and a fine line in cakes. On every table in the cafe there was a leaflet, specially written for the day with a welcome and an explanation of what the Methodist church was all about. I thought it was a nice touch and wished we'd had a Ravelry leaflet to leave in return.

I had decided to do a workshop that challenged me so I chose to learn about Kitchener Stitch with Woolly Wormhead. What a revelation, Wooly W. thinks about knitting in mathematical, technical terms and that shines through in the way her hats are designed. I came home with new skills and an ardent wish to go back to school and get my maths O Grade.

Next time? What we did the rest of the week!


Cindy G said...

What fun! I'll be looking forward to the rest of the report (may have to go check out Flickr, too.

Cindy G said...

Oh wow, I just did go look at pictures. The event looks beyond amazing! More details, we need more details soon!

Karin said...

That looks like so much fun! i am really curious about that kitchener stitch. Are there new ways to do it?

wooly daisy said...

how incredibly cool! wish i could have come!

inkberryblue said...

Damp or not, it looks fabulous. I'm envious!