We've added a Sally Melville class, so you might want to revisit the festival page -- on Friday morning. It's "Learn to Love Intarsia," which is probably my all-time favorite Melville colorwork class. And just in time. Intarsia and Fair-Isle knitting have made a big comback. Sally works from published images -- you'll be asked to bring a magazine with cool stuff in it. Anyway -- have another look. She's really good at it. In fact, I'm inspired to go back and finish a purple and gold intarsia piece that I started maybe ten years ago -- Wish I had enough stick-to-it-iveness to actually finish projects. Sigh. I will never reveal how many projects lurk around the house in knitting bags. I send hugs to everyone.
I also send THANKS for your apparent eagerness in relation to Third Coast. It's always hard to know how big events like this one will be received -- I am far less worried now than I was when we put it together. It got even bigger than I had originally imagined, and while that was wonderful to behold, it was also kinda scary. The idea was to bring something fabulous to midtown Detroit -- well, we surely did. And I'm thrilled half to death that so many of you seem to like what you see. It's always been about the city, the university , the hidden treasure of McGregor Memorial Conference Center -- blessings be upon all of your heads. svb