Sunday, February 13, 2011

3 Bags Full - 7th Annual PGH Knit & Crochet Festival Recap

I had a fabulous time at the 7th Annual PGH Knit & Crochet Festival!  I took a rug hooking class with Fritz Mitnick and Susanne McNally.  I popped by the SpaceCadet Creations' and Cascade Yarns' booths who hooked me up with some gorgeous yarns to review.  And I ended up buying BluePrint Crochet by Robyn Chachula, Knitting Block by Block by Nicky Epstein, 2 skeins of  lace wt yarn by Knitting Notions, and a sheep pin!  I got to meet some really fun ladies at the Ravelry meetup!!  We were the last group to leave - we were yucking it up and enjoying ourselves!!  It was such a great show.  The only thing that could've made it better was if I had won the "Yarn for a Year" prize by Skacel.  (I wonder who won that anyway..)

I carried my pathetic phone to every booth and shot video interviews with the booths I could.  (I think these booth owners thought I was either nuts, a stalker, or both.)  A couple of things to keep in mind when watching my video compilation:  1.) I wish I could've talked to everyone!  The booths were AMAZING!  And the owners were all so interesting and talented!  AND  2.)My kiddos had abducted my Vado handheld videocam, so I had to use my crummy cell phone camcorder.  So the video isn't the most professional looking, (or even great - in one shot, a lady ran into me) but I hope you enjoy it just the same! :)

My sincere apologies to The Wandering Wine - the video file was corrupted and would not appear in Windows Movie Maker.  Please visit their site,, to peek at their amazing hand woven items!

Thanks to Barbara Grossman, Festival Organizer, and all of the countless volunteers who made this weekend unforgettable!



  1. Ooh, I LOVE Blueprint Crochet! I've used her motifs in so many projects, and learned a lot about reading crochet charts from her book.

  2. I was one of those wild people at your Ravelry is nice to meet you online after meeting you in person because I never knew you existed before! laddiedog2 on ravelry


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