I would also love to hear from those who answered the second poll indicating that they learned Continental a long time after learning to knit English-style. If this category fits you, I'd love it if you would comment about how long it took you to change your habits, and if you find you're a better or faster knitter by knitting this way. Again - I'm just curious. And if you want to remain anonymous, so be it.
I got my brochure for Camp Stitches NC in the mail yesterday. Just the cover alone is enough to tempt someone to attend:
Has anyone ever attended a Camp Stitches? If so, did you find it worthwhile?
In case anyone is curious, here are the teachers and classes:
* Beth Brown-Reinsel: Scottish Sanquhar Gloves
* Lily Chin: The Elements of Design
* Jean Frost: Design Your Basic Jacket
* Galina Khmeleva: The Essentials of Knitted Lace
* Susan Lazear: Fashionable Fabrics: Combine Fabrics and Knits
* Maureen Mason-Jamieson: Japanese Knitting Techniques
* Debbie New: Free-Form and Swirl Knitting
* Judy Pascale: Projects-a-Plenty: Accent with Beads
* Merike Saarniit: Color Recipes and Remedies
* Candace Eisner Strick: Fair Isle: Everything You Need to Know
Being as I'm a beginning knitter, and that most of these classes are geared towards the intermediate-to-advanced knitter, I don't think I'll be going to this, because I'd probably be in way over my head. (And I've seen Lily Chin on Knitty Gritty a few times -- that woman is sharp but talks so fast I don't think I could keep up!) And that's a shame, because who knows when there will be another Camp Stitches in the mid-Atlantic region or in such a lovely location. Ah, well - another time, perhaps.
Not to worry -- there are plenty of other regional fiber events this year to take my money! :-)