This leads me to Part 2 of this post YARN TASTING!!!!!!! Thursday night as part of the 1st Anniversary celebration, Ann's By Design hosted the second annual Yarn Tasting event. What a trip! Women every where, talking, laughing, knitting with old friends and making new friends.
My original plan was to commit to Ann's for a year to help her get things going then move on. In February, I discovered I had gained as much from my affiliation with Ann's By Design as I had given. I have met new knitters, made new friends and watched a wonderful destination dedicated to needle arts attract people who were looking for a gathering place to share their passion. Because it is not just about knitting and yarn, I have made friends with quilters (I could never be one because I would have millions and millions of pieces of fabric waiting for me to finish it), tatters, crocheters and wool appliquérs (my spell check is telling me this is not a word. But what are people who do wool appliqué called?). I have learned to appreciate different needle arts and love an adorable little shop. I love when people come in on Fridays for me to help them with a knitting problem. Yesterday somebody came in to show me a finished product I had helped her with and another to have me find a mistake for her. I loved both.
I would like to shout out a big "HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO ANN'S BY DEISGN" and wish for many, many more. I would like to thank Ann and everyone I've come in contact with this year for all you have given me. If you are in Adrian, Michigan stop in to Ann's By Design or better yet make a special trip to visit a very special place.