Thursday, November 20, 2014

Foo-Whee Fun in Idaho!

While in Idaho ...
I attended a "Quilt Camp" and was asked to teach a Foo-Whee Mitten class.  Yep, there were a few who wanted to add knitting to their quilting retreat!  The location was fabulous ... I plan to do a post just about the lodge in the near future!
Thirty years ago, The Net Loft (our local yarn store), began as a box of fiber goodies in the back of Dotty's Subaru wagon!  While making arrangements to bring supplies to Idaho, we giggled about the store returning to its original roots! ;-) Here is The Net Loft's temporary annex ... too fun!
Five quilters decided to take the plunge ... and devoted some of their quilting time to knitting!
We began by learning the technique while making our gauge swatches.  Just like us ... knitting comes in many shapes and sizes!
What a beautiful location to knit ...
... gentle sounds of needles and wool ...
... done in the comfort of pajamas.
This knitter was so fast the picture is a blur ... or maybe ... it might have been the silly photographer on spin cycle?
I always end my mitten classes with an "all hands in" ...
... and a pledge to finish the pair! :-) We met over three days for an hour or two at a time once or twice a day.  A lovely and leisurely pace ... it was a wonderful way to teach.  Lots of learning and conversation that lead to new knitting friendships.    
On Monday, I repeated the class in the city of Orofino at The Material Girl's Quilt Shop!
These amazing women took the one day crash course in Foo-Whee mittens!  They were troopers and did an amazing job!  I was so impressed at how much they accomplished and it was a pleasure to spend the day with them!
At the end of the day ... these two beautiful furbabies arrived to pick up their human mama.  My heart melted ... and if there had been any litter mates left, one would have come home with me!  Seriously, I'm ready to add a furbaby to the DillyDally family!
I am so appreciative of the opportunity to travel to Idaho ... to make new friends ... to share my knitting journey!  I am blessed ... and love my dillydally life!

Do what you love.  Do dillydally!
Mrs. DillyDally

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