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:


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


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

Yes.. those are tampons.


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


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.


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. :(

Melanie said...

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