What a great day this was! We started off with a fabulous lunch at Cafe des Artistes. I had the chicken and vegetable crepes, which were delicious (no calories there, I'm sure). The croque monsieur looked equally decadent, as did the quiche. I think the eggplant napoleon was probably the healthiest choice, even with layers of melted cheese. It's important to be well-nourished before an intense knitting class, don't you think...
After lunch we started the class. Cookie was every bit as amazing an instructor as I had heard. She packed so much information into that class, you just wouldn't believe it. She really addressed all the things about charts that intimidate many knitters. She gave us all a clear understanding of how to work from a chart without being a slave to the key - that was huge, as knitting moves so much more quickly when you don't have to stop and look up what every little symbol means.
What a sweetie Cookie is too. She was really genuine and friendly. She brought a virtual trunk show of stuff from her new book
She even freed us from DSSS (deadly second sock syndrome) when she reminded us that there's no law that says you have to knit the second sock just like the first - why not try a different pattern. Why didn't I think of that? Well, probably because I don't knit that many socks anyway. But after Cookie's class, I just might.