I’ve recently returned from a couple of weeks in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.
While there, I taught Shadow Knitting and Intro To Sweater Design for Twisted Yarns in Portland, Oregon, in their beautiful spacious and bright classroom.
Twisted is a great yarn shop full of great yarns, notions, and gifts. If you’re ever in the area, be sure to stop by and say “hi” from me to Emily (on the left) and Arwen (on the right), who treated me like someone special!
From Twisted Yarns, I headed over to Happy Knits (also in Portland), where I taught Socks At Any Gauge, Matching Cast-Ons And Bind-Offs, and Top-Down Raglan Sweaters.
The shop mascot, Roco, took a surprising liking to me and kept begging me to pick him up. I happily complied, even when it meant that I taught much of the classes one-handed.
I think everyone had nearly as much fun as I did. At least they showed their brightest smiles for a group photo.
If you’re in Portland, be sure to stop by Happy Knits and tell Annette, Beth, and Anna “hi” from me, all of whom treated me like royalty.
While there, I stayed at the historic Portland White House–an amazing bed-and-breakfast nestled in a quiet neighborhood.
Needless to say, I’m looking forward to returning to Portland to visit both of these excellent shops and the friends I made while I was there. Can I just say that live workshops are the best!?