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Friday, October 17, 2008

Clapotis on Parade...A Visit With Kate Gilbert

Thursday, October 16th was a treat for all the knitters at Robena DeMatteo's Trumpet Hill Yarn Shop in Albany, New York( . Kate Gilbert of was a guest speaker for the evening. She is in the area for this weekend's festival in Rhinebeck, New York.

She was introduced wearing this beautiful sweater called Wysteria. She is such a cute little knitter with loads of talent!

Kate brought along some really beautiful hand knitted items, the patterns for which are available on the website

Robena supplied us with plenty of good food.
But the biggest crowd gathered around the table with the knitted goodies.Since Kate designed the pattern for the Clapotis scarf (which is available for free at everyone who made one was asked to wear it to the gathering. Here is Gretchen with her pretty multicolored scarf.
There were so many knitters that they had to line the walls of the store.

We saw beautiful socks....
and sweaters...and lots of Clapotis scarves.
Some of the ladies even squeezed in a little knitting.
The grand finale of the evening was getting to see everyone's own interpretation of Kate's pattern. The varieties were beautiful.

All in all it was a wonderful event. Thank you Robena and Cynthia for arranging to have Kate visit. And Cynthia, thanks for taking the group photo!

1 comment:

bmash said...

Nice photos. I think everyone had a good time!