I’ve been looking forward to GenCon for months and now it’s just around the corner.
In honor of the convention (and because the nerd in me is fighting to get out) I have decided to knit a special project in honor of the convention.
Bigger on the Inside
By Kate Atherley
This is a Knitty pattern–available for free! Yoink!
My local yarn shop doesn’t carry Lorna’s Laces (as the original pattern calls for), so I’ll be knitting it in a very similar hue of Cascade Heritage sock yarn.
While I’m nominally attending the convention to play role playing games, I’ll also be indulging my crafty side. The convention, quite wisely, offers a variety of alternative events (like dance classes) for those who do not want to play games all weekend. I’ve never bothered to look at this listing before, but this year I decided to check it out, and immediately found two classes I couldn’t pass up:
- Drop spindle beginners class – I get to learn how, finally. Only $22 to take this two hour class, and I don’t have to bring any of my own materials. Plus, I get to keep the spindle.
- A seminar with Joan of Dark, the author of Knits for Nerds – I’m looking forward to hearing her talk about what inspires her and what sort of response she has gotten from her recent book. I’ve seen it at Barnes and Noble, so it must be doing well.
I wonder if I’ll see any other knitters at the convention wearing their Bigger on the Inside shawls. Or perhaps one of these patterns from the book.