Off to the CGOA Regional in Portland, Oregon!

I’m excited!

Tomorrow morning my daughter and I head up to Mt. Vernon, WA. in order to take a train to Portland, Oregon. Our destination is the CGOA Regional event at the Doubletree Hotel in Portland, Oregon. It’s also called the “Knit and Crochet Show” and well, I have protested the name in the past (what else who you have me do), but the name of the show has nothing to do with the Crochet Guild of America, the “show” is owned by Offinger Management. But, they’ve done better listing crochet in their literature, and class notes. So, I give them a crochet nod.

I am taking a class on broomstick (jiffy) lace from Jennifer Hansen of Stitchdiva Design Studio, and a class on advance free form with Myra Wood.

I am also looking forward to going to Voodoo Donoughts because even though I grew up in the Portland Area, I have never been there, and I don’t know how on earth I ever missed such a place! I mean donoughts shaped like voodoo dolls? With red “blood” filling? I mean really! Me, who loves the first Shrek movie specifically because of the “Gingerbreadman” getting tortured? “No, NO! Not the MILK!”

I digress.

So, it’s a good thing that as part of my last minute preparations for the trip, that I have double checked what I need for the class. Um…Yeah. Sure I had it memorized, NOT!

So, I don’t think I have the correct sticks for Jennifer’s class, nor do I have the kind of yarn Myra called for in her class. Sigh…I barely EVER work with worsted weight yarn, so now I have to go digging through my stash one more time.

Yes, I will blog from the event! Yes, I’m taking pics! Yes, I have cool stuff to wear! I even made special elven slippers for crocheted yarnie goodness to wear in the halls šŸ˜‰

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2 responses to “Off to the CGOA Regional in Portland, Oregon!

  1. Cool…sounds like so much fun….! My daughter would love those voodoo doughnuts filled with blood…please take pics of this voodoo doughnut cafe! I am so excited for you the classes like so much fun and you learn so much…….there is always something to learn……I hope you and your daughter have a ball.

  2. Sweet Mama Jones

    LUCKY DUCKY'S!! Can't wait to hear the scoop & see pictures so I can live vicariously. šŸ˜‰
    I want so badly to attend the East Coast seminar up in Buffalo this August.
    *SIGH*
    Have a ball…and a voodoo donut!

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