The months of February, March and April have seen a number of group visits to Hobart by knitters and crafters.
February was the quilting and crafting fair at the Derwent Entertainment Centre. My meander out to the event saw purchases at Prudence Mapstone's store and the Lucky Ewe. Fell in love with Rowena's dyeing and I will be trying to convince her to let me stock her hand dyed yarn.
March was the Bothwell SpinIn and Tassie Yarn Ramble. This was my first visit and also the first stall that I have had. Kim and I had a lot of fun and met some lovely people. I am going to trial some of Jan Ditchfield's lovely hand dyed merino scarves, so different to the scarf work of Linda Chee, Lisa Feebey, and Sue Harvard that I stock.
We met the Tassie Yarn Ramblers and hosted an afternoon talk and a knit night for this group. I also attended the dinner they held on Monday night. I am keeping my eye on their forward tours to see what may be good to do as the participants looked to be having a lot of fun. Read more on the afternoon talk on the blog titled Breeding and Design. The upshot also saw our Knit Night restablished.
April 4 will see see the ms Noordam of the Holland America line berth in Hobart, it features a craft cruise with guest teacher Chris Bylsma. The classes look awesome covering ribbing, cast ons, colour work, finishing and more. Check the classes out here. In liaison with the craft cruise organisers I am arranging a day bus tour - limited seating of 20 people on offer to those on the cruise and if there are spare seats locals could join as well. Purchase tickets here
Knit Night - April 5 - reserve the night and join us at The Brick Factory in Salamanca Square at 6.00pm on April 5. Finishing up at 7.30pm. No charge, a time to swap information, tips and tricks. Also a great way to make new friends and catch up with existing ones.
Whew a busy few months!