I was in Wisconsin this weekend to teach at Midwest Masters, hosted by Yarns by Design in Neenah, Wisconsin. There were six teachers teaching a total of 20 classes over the course of three days. The classes were held at a hotel that was just one block from Yarns by Design, which held extended hours during the conference. Boy, did I have fun! I reconnected with a couple of people I hadn’t seen in years and I met dozens of new friends.
I taught a morning class on cast-ons, an afternoon class on bind-offs (I think we got through eight variations of each), and a full-day class on knitting a sock from the toe up. In the sock class, we knit a baby-size sock with three choices for the ribbing design—2/2 rib on the leg, 2/2 rib on the leg and instep, and a right-twist pattern on the leg.
All but two students finished the sock—just look at the variety. Several students even finished the mate and others started a full-size sock instead!
If you ever have the opportunity to take classes at a knitting retreat/conference/camp, I encourage you to do so. You’ll meet the nicest people, learn new tricks, and have a lot of fun to boot!