Saturday, August 15, 2009

After the Epitome

I was there... I was there. In years to come, this will be a legend.

And as was the case for many at Woodstock, I don't actually remember much. I taught, I knit, I hobnobbed with the greats.. and I missed so much. I did not get much sleep. I did not attend the Sock Hop in favor of knitting a few more samples for my bootie class the next day. I did not meet everyone I had wanted to look up in the Marketplace.

But in the end, I saw that it was all perfect. And that everyone's experience of SS09 was different from everyone else's.

I didn't take too many pictures, but here are a few to add to the huge number that have already been posted around the internet:

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At the opening ceremony, Judy Becker (foregraound) sitting at the table with Barbara Walker.

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The teachers' dinner was highlighted by Stephen Houghton knitting with whatever was handy...


Yes.. those are tampons.

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Cat Bordhi in the Convention Center lobby the evening before Day 1.

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The marketplace vendors setting up for business.

Stephanie and Tina cracking each other up in the opening remarks.

Right to left, Abby Franquemont, Ann Budd, and Denny McMillan. Having a blast.

Fabulous Jasmin and Gigi of Knitmore Girls fame, after our podcast interview.

The Luminaries: From the left, Lucy Neatby, Cat Bordhi, Deb Robson, Anna Zilboorg, Priscilla Gibson-Roberts, and just a tiny glimpse of Nancy Bush on the other side of the podium where Stephanie and Tina were keeping things in check.

Wow. Just wow.

5 comments:

Uli said...

It was an awesome event, wasn't it? I have NO pictures... not even one, but I definitely was there. Just my stash enhancement post on my blog shows the real truth!!!

Jasmin said...

"WOW!" is exactly what I keep saying when we're talking about it. :)

It was SO great meeting you!

Mrs.Q said...

It was so cool to be part of that - and to see you there! I talked to a few people who took a class with you, and they loved it. Just so you know!

KnitNana said...

Absolutely a life-changing event, and I saw you...but never got the chance to MEET you. :(
(((hugs)))

Melanie said...

I'm so glad you had a wonderful time at this incredible, whirwind event. Woodstock is a great comparison.