Next Wednesday, I’ll be participating in Crochetville‘s A Tour Through Crochet Country blog tour for National Crochet Month. I’m working on something fun (and secret) to reveal next week, but until then, I can share a little progress picture.
I had an awesome time at the Pittsburgh Knit and Crochet Festival last weekend. My mom and I made it a “girls vacation” and enjoyed our first trip to Pittsburgh.
Our trip highlights included a visit to the Andy Warhol Museum…
lunch at Church Brew Works (recommended by one of the students in my Saturday class)…
and walks and rides over many cool bridges.
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The Festival was very fun. My two classes were great – I met a lot of very friendly students and got to watch their swatches grow. In the Marketplace, there were more vendors than I expected. I bought some beautiful buttons from Melissa Jean and several shawl pins from Purdy Thangz. I successfully avoided the temptation to buy more yarn, though I really struggled when passing the Stramba Farm, Jefferson Farms, and Wild Hare Fiber Studio booths.
I also got the chance to meet Stacey from FreshStitches in real life, but forgot to take a picture.
As far as reading, I just finished Broken by Susan Jane Bigelow. I received a free review copy through NetGalley and I enjoyed it so much that I just bought the next book in the series, Fly Into Fire. I’m hoping this book will continue my reading momentum. My goal is to read 20 non-crafty books this year, and so far, I’ve only gotten through three. (In fairness, I did start and then abandon a few books.) Looks like I’ll be reading a whole lot in the summer…
I’m also looking for suggestions for a new blog reader now that Google Reader is going to shut down. Although I’m not near tears like the person in the link, I am wondering how I’m going to organize the hundreds of blogs I follow.