This past weekend I had the pleasure of accompanying my favourite local knitter and good friend Kelly to Knit East here in New Brunswick. It was the first of many fiber festivals to come, organized by Cricket Cove. The location was the very lovely historical Algonquin Hotel in St. Andrews-By-The-Sea.
I had the honour of photographing a shawl swap organized by Kelly and her friend. Next time, I want in!
I didn’t get to participate in any of the classes since I registered a little too close to the festival weekend and didn’t have the funds. I did however get to enjoy the Yarn Harlot speaking on Saturday night. What a hoot she is! She had us laughing over and over again. She spoke about the benefits of knitting to the brain and your overall emotional well-being. Non-knitters have got to get in on this, they have no idea what benefits they’re missing out on. 🙂
I met some very talented, warm, funny, friendly fellow knitters and was thoroughly impressed with many of their personally designed garments.
Here are the goodies I came away with and their intended projects:
Can’t wait for the next Knit East, set to take place in 2013!