At the Summit

I spend the weekend at the first what-may-become-annual Craftsy Instructor Summit in Centennial, Colorado. There were about 190 attendees, all of whom have taught at least one online Craftsy Class (mine are Save Our Stitches and Essential Techniques for Sock Knitters; click here for 50% off the regular price of these classes!).

Here’s a photo of four Knitting Ann(e)s. From left to right: Anne Hanson, Anne Weil, Anne Berk, and yours truly (the only one whose name doesn’t waste a vowel).

4 Anns at Craftsy Summit

The hotel/conference center (which was lovely) had the distinction of being about a block from the IKEA store and the location where the Broncos were sequestered the night before the BIG game on Sunday (they won, if you didn’t hear). Although I didn’t get a chance to see either the IKEA store or the athletes, I learned so much that head is about to explode.

Craftsy Summit 2016

A number of experts gave talks on why and how we should promote ourselves. I’m relative new to this whole technology and social media thing and confess to feeling a bit old and out of it. But I’m going to try!

The summit wrapped up with an awesome raffle and I WON five (5!) bolts of designer cotton fabric.

Craftsy Summit 2016--fabric

Here’s where I could use a little help. I haven’t sewed anything significant since my first child was born in 1992. What should I do with this beautiful fabric? Suggestions are welcome.

By the way, if you need proof (doh!) that knitting is GOOD for you, check out the following link from the New York Times: http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2016/01/25/the-health-benefits-of-knitting/?smprod=nytcore-iphone&smid=nytcore-iphone-share