Madrona Aftermath

E (PokingMyEyesOut) already posted about our class (and other fun) at Madrona.

The hotel was really cool. I had no idea what it was going to be like, other than knitters and spinners everywhere. I’ve never taken a class before. I have been to MD Sheep and Wool a few times, but Madrona is a little bit easier to handle without becoming too overwhelmed.

hotel murano
hotel murano, Tacoma, WA [flickr]

E and I took the Latvian Mittens class with Beth Brown-Reinsel. It was a good class — about 20 people or so — and Beth is a wonderful teacher!

My mitten looks like this right now:

latvian mitten
latvian mitten [flickr]

We had a good time! It was fun. I look forward to taking a class next year as well and possibly hanging out a bit more than I was able to this year (we moved the following day– yes, again).

4 Comments so far

  1. STACEY on February 18th, 2009

    oooh – the mitten is beautiful!!!!!!!

  2. Andrea (noricum) on February 18th, 2009

    Neat mitten! One day I plan on learning how to do that braid bit. I’ve never seen the loopy stuff before… that’s neat. :)

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