Siri and I had a few disagreements on the way there. I would ask for directions to ViLLa Maria and Siri would reply, Getting directions to Vee-yah Maria. Eventually I pronounced it that way, and Siri told me there was no Via Maria in Frontenac. WTF?
I did find my way there, however.
She taught us how to make Norwegian footlets. Here are her samples.
I ended up not making them because what I really want is a pair of felted slippers. So I worked on them until I finished the heel and then worked on another project. (I was not the only one who *audited* the class. It is permitted.)
Others made nifty footlets.
(Sorry, my cheat sheet for putting photos into a line is not working. Rats.)
Only a couple people got to the ribbed cuff, and I did not get any photos of that. But I did take photos of other marvelous objets d’knit for us to admire.
Every year a friend of the organizer (that’s the organizer up there modeling the cream lace sweater and modular shawl) makes a little knitted token for all the attendees. The first year I went it was a beaded dongle to hang on one’s scissor to distinguish one’s own from everyone else’s.
The second evening always features a style show where the attendees model or show off something they knitted. Here are two modeling their garter coats, knit in a past year.
When the ornament-knitting friend asked what she might make next year, it was suggested she knit each of us a similar coat. Full-size, of course.