Wednesday, June 03, 2009

as always, a great evening

Fiona Ellis is wonderful. A simple, but so very true statement. Last night Fiona again visited the York Region Knitting Guild, and treated us to a trunk show of the samples from "Inspired Fair Isle Knitting", as well as a talk on colour and inspiration and where to find it.
I'll never look at a movie the same way, I can tell you!

It was a packed house: (no surprise), and Fiona talked and answered all questions. I was helping her with the trunk show, so there are no individual pictures, but here's one of the pile of goodies we got to see and touch. (pretty sure they are all here, although I wanted to take "Glowing" home with me. Yummy.)

Dinner first was a hoot, with conversations that I really can't repeat here - thankfully the other patrons at the restaurant didn't mind the outburst of laughter.

All in all, a wonderful evening - a much needed break from routine, and Fiona, when your next book is ready, please come back! (Or before the next book - we'd love to see you again).
And one of my favourite projects from last night (other than EVERYTHING Fiona showed), was this bag from Leah. Quite fitting considering a plastic bag will now cost you 5 cents...

4 comments:

Lucky Canuck said...

Sounds like it was a blast! I love seeing piles of sweaters completed by other people...

Carol said...

Sweater petting...lovely.

And the brown knit bag is hilarious. Now I am plotting my own....

Brenda said...

Sounds like a wonderful evening. I love that taupe and cream sweater on top of the pile. Do you remember which book it is from?

Jen said...

All the sweaters are from Fiona's Book "Inspired Fair Isle Knits". What a gorgeous book and a charming and extremely talented designer. The more I know Fiona, the more I am in awe of her.