Saturday, August 2, 2008

In Vogue...and Wisconsin...and Alabama

If you take a look at the current (Fall 2008) issue of Vogue Knitting, you'll find the most high-profile mention of 1,000 Knitters yet. Leigh Witchel, who also happens to be Knitter 0847, did a splendid write-up of the Toronto shoot. Thanks, Leigh! (In the same issue, on the cover no less, you'll find a pair of mittens by Jared Flood that I simply must knit. Must. Oh, what a Jared fan am I.)

Meg 0928The scarf and I are just home from Marshfield, Wisconsin, where I attended the final 2008 session of Meg Swansen's Knitting Camp. On Saturday afternoon, I photographed another dozen knitters–including Meg herself; her son, Cully; and her grandson, Eli all working new rows on the scarf. Several of the most venerable campers also sat, including Ruth Sybers; Joy Slayton; Lois Young (who has never missed a year of camp); and Emily Ocker and her daughter, Medrith Glover. And those who are frequent and/or longtime patrons of Schoolhouse Press may be interested to know that Eleanor and Tami sat, too–so when the series is done, you'll be able to put a face to the voices over the telephone.

And now the final–I can scarcely believe it–public session is on the calendar. Yarn Expressions in Huntsville, Alabama has agreed to bring me out to photograph one last large gathering. Forty spaces are available, and owner/hostess Meg is asking that all participants pre-register. For more information, please visit the Yarn Expressions Web site.