This weekend, Patrick and I trekked up to the Grand Strand for CreateSouth, 2011. It was the fourth CreateSouth, and I've been to all of them.
I had a total blast.
I attended a session on cloud computing, creating your own brand, and made some sweet origami boxes. Really relaxing and tons of fun.
I'm planning to take a sewing class from the presenter's shop, Craft Happy.
I even got to host my own session. "Knitting Time with Vera," and reintroduced a couple of people with their inner crochet. It warms my crafty heart.
Here I am teaching knitting. It's hard to teach in a 45 minute session, but I got some basics in.
Of course, the best thing about CreateSouth is the people. So nice to see local blogger, and now, published author, Heather Solos.
Aren't these shirt cool?
I brought this one. Nothing like a rad t shirt to make housework go by faster.
I even snuck in a little crocheting. The baby blanket is going well, but I've been putzing around, and it's due for a baby shower next week.
It was a great day, and conference. I'm down with the "each one-teach one" vibe--very low key and welcoming.
The elevator pitch session is great. You can get up in front of the group, and pitch an idea or ask for help. I said that I wanted to get some writing opportunities, and I got some takers!
More on to that to come.
After the conference, I went to an afterparty, a play, and another afterparty for the play. Had a ton of fun, but I'm all about taking it easy today before heading back to Charleston.
Looking forward to CreateSouth V.
Of course, I did my mini coastal yarn crawl, stopping by Island Knits and Knit N Purl. I'm being stash mindful, so I got some patterns and a book I really I've been eyeing for a while, Norah Gaughan Men.
Love this book. Very nice sweaters and accessories for men that are plesant to knit that the men will actually wear.
Here's Beagle. Both Pat and I like this one.
Take Me Home
This past week was the 4oth anniversary of the John Denver classic, Take Me Home, Country Road. Here is a good article with interesting information on the song.
I once sang this song while on a bus pretty much all the way through West Virginia. Mind you, I was part of a choir and not the only one singing.