My very best friend on the trip, Norma, and I in the lobby at Aberdeen, knitting and laughing.
We travelled with Nicky Epstein. She never knitted except this once, when she borrowed some of my yarn to make a leaf. She was very energetic and vivacious, but had to leave the tour when she fell and broke her ankle.
We met Ysolda Teague, who is so talented, I was in awe of her. She came and gave a presentation and offered some of her yarn and books for sale. I bought her book which I really have not had any time to read, but I know it will be a great resource when I have the time. She was adorable and friendly and humble. I wore my curlique shawl, which everyone loved.!!
So I used some of the Icelandic wool to make this hood/cowl. The pattern was from the Lopi book that we were given at the Istex factory, the name of the pattern is Hetta. Lindsay loved this right away so she took it home and wears it in the cold Boston winter.
Tools of the trade: The woman who makes these knitting pots by hand was retiring, so it would be her last year at the Sheep and Wool festival. I had to buy one of her pots. It holds the yarn while you knit so the ball doesn't roll all around the place, like under the couch or something. Also does not allow Elle to get all tangled up in it!
I me other famous knitters when i went into Manhattan to the Vogue Live! show. I met up with Beth, a friend from the trip to Iceland, and her friend Helen. It was so great to see them and enjoyed the show together.