Oh Canada... I have a crush on you!

Well, I am back from a wonderful LONG weekend away in Ontario.  I taught last Friday and Saturday  in Kitchener to their guild, and then on Monday at Lettuce Knit in Toronto, and finally went back to Kitchener/Waterloo on Tuesday night to speak to their ginormous, active and awesome guild!  It was such a fun filled weekend with friends, yarn, beads and food!  Want to see?

These four ladies were in my Eventide class on Sunday. We were pretty silly as there was live music right outside the classroom, on Saturday we even had a dancing stuffed tiger!  (That was so surreal, I forgot to take a picture!)
Teaching Advanced Lace with Beads at Lettuce Knit, what a lovely store!
Irene's finished sample!
Learning about nupps!
Wrangling a bead into submission!
Thanks to my lovely hostess Kate for taking such great shots during my class... Kate is a renowned knitting teaching and I was quite nervous having her sit in for my class. She "says" she might have learned a thing or two as well!
A trip to Bookhou with Megan, one of these hand printed pouches got to come home with me!
Knitting and Beers with Indigirl and Kate, it was too dark to take pics of us together, so the beer will have to do!
Finally I went back to Kitchener/Waterloo and spoke to their guild...
In which I look like I am "rapping"... don't worry, I didn't!
Thanks to Ann for taking pics while I spoke!
It is an understatement to say I was nervous speaking to this big a group... but it went off without a hitch!  I quickly figured out that this was a group with a sense of humor and they helped me get comfortable with them quickly.  What a great talk we had... thanks so much Kitchener for having me! (and to Angela and Johanna for taking such great care of me!)

As I drove home I finished listening to Jenny Lawson (the Bloggess) read her new book Let's Pretend This Never Happened, I adored it and her!  In fact, I've decided that she should be my new BFF... she's that amusing.  If you are in the mood for an irreverent listen/read I highly suggest it!


  1. We have a crush on you, too! Thanks for a great talk on Tuesday night. You've inspired me to tackle beads

  2. Looks like you had a fab time. I am been to Toronto once but it was pre knitting but the scene looks really vibrant there. Glad you had a good time. C

  3. Your talk on Tuesday was fantastic, Laura! It was such a treat to have you here. I wanted to come up and purchase one of your necklace kits, but got so completely swamped during the break that I couldn't -- my loss! I'll have to go on a bead hunt myself...

    1. I think I should send you one for helping me out with the photos... thanks again! Great to meet IRL!

  4. It was such a joy to have you visit with us! You're a wonderful teacher, an inspiring designer, and an all-round awesome person to hang out with. :)

  5. Sounds like an amazing time. When I am in Toronto I always try to stop at Lettuce Knit.

  6. I've also been enjoying Jenny's book, but I've been just reading it. I've been parsing it out because I don't want to race through it too fast.

    1. I know, right? I want to listen to it again!

  7. My hometown. Lived in K-W from birth til age 12. My mom still lives there.

  8. Sounds like you had a wonderful time!

  9. nice posting.. thanks for sharing.


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