I did not go to Madrona, and I have not signed up for The Nordic Knitting Conference. Serious consideration was put in to both events. In the end, I reminded myself that I do not like to take knitting classes and that I could save a ton of money if I just purchased the books for the classes that seem interesting. My current list:
Knitted Lace of Estonia by Nancy Bush. Probably will not make a single thing from the book, as I have a thing about nupps. Her history will be great reading. Nothing like curling up with a cup of a tea and a Nancy Bush book.
The Intentional Spinner by Judith MacKenzie McCuin. I continue to read such good things about her classes. One of these days I may actually take one.
Sock Innovation by Cookie A. No, Cookie did not offer a class at either event. This is forward thinking for Sock Summit. If I go, I will want to take her class. If I decide to stay home then the book purchase will be part of the above group.
I will wait a week before I place the order, it is possible there is something else that should be on the list. Something Nordic.
I will have saved myself many hundreds of dollars and learned something new while hanging out in my jammies. This is good. I may have something here with this whole, stayknitcation (insert copyright symbol).
There are rumours of sunshine in Seattle tomorrow. Luna Moth will head outside for a blocking at the first light.