Chain Link Fall Show 2011

We took the train early Saturday morning to Greensboro, NC for the CGOA’s Fall Chain Link Show. I highly recommend it as we had a very pleasant trip. It was nice to sit and chat with one another on our way to the show. The woman you see here is my Mom. She, Emma and I were traveling companions:)

The show, itself, was fabulous. We went to the display of crochet projects that were entered in the contest and the winners of those were amazing. Some beautiful projects there. I met Margaret Hubert and Doris Chan. They were both very kind and gracious people. I also saw Drew Emborsky, Edie Eckman and Marcy Smith at the show.

Emma went, too, and she got a lot of attention for the beautiful top you see her wearing here. What little girl doesn’t enjoy that? The best thing about it, though, was how nice everyone was to Emma. It really made an impression on her that so many people stopped to talk to her and were encouraging her to take up
the craft. One of the vendors took her picture and told her, “Next time I see you, I want you to be wearing something you made…” We had so many people, at the show and on the train, ask about the shirt. I will find out the name of the vendor and post it, for those of you who are interested.

I also fell in love with the color ways at Miss Bab’s Fibers…this link shows the “Mums” color way. It’s beautiful. Also, I got some yummy fiber from Unplanned Peacock. I plan to spin this directly from the bat to get the long color repeats and then ply these two colors together. Should be nice. I’m using my drop spindle, which will make this a future project….unless I can learn to spin at productions speeds. You never know…it could happen :->