KAN- A bespoke knitters retreat (crochet-ers too of course). It started as a casual "shall we?" Two friends with a fledgling friendship going on an adventure together and sharing a room. It could have been dire. But I had no qualms and it was fabulous. Laura is a true kindred spirit and someone I will know for very long time. I heart her a lot.
We flew to Napier in a very (very) small plane that took off with a noise that was deafening. We were both a little unnerved. However we made it safely and made a bee-line for the yarn market. It was amazing. Indie dyers from all over NZ showcased their product and it was incredible. New Zealand is hugely creative and I think this yarn could have held it's own at a market/ shop anywhere in the world. My wallet took a battering and I arrived at my first class.
Silly, but I was super nervous. I am a self taught crocheter and I had no idea how much I actually knew and if I could hold my own in a class environment. It was touch and go at the beginning due to to nerves but I soon caught up. My crochet was knotted together as I was holding the hook in a death grip but I managed to make a bootee. More than that though, I GOT the class. I understood the construction and that was a win!
We stayed on site at the conference venue. We got a room a little out of the way of the noise and hubbub and this was the view from our balcony. I know! New Zealand is beautiful.
Napier is just gorgeous. This was my second visit and it did not disappoint. Hello beach :-)
Here is a sample of my market stash. There was more! The good bag from KAN was so generous. The whole conference was set up really well. There was a great selection of classes, even a few for crocheters.
I took a knitting class. I won't lie, it was HARD. By the end my head was spinning. I like the idea of knitting, just not sure if the reality of knitting will make or break me. Knitting has so many more patterns so I think I just have to learn.Libby from Truly Myrtle. She is amazing and so friendly. Here we are at the airport waiting to fly on the pencil, I mean plane, back to Auckland.