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At the end of April,I flew to Minneapolis, MN to teach at the awesome one-day event held by the Minnesota Knitters Guild: YARNOVER! It is ALWAYS a load of fun and this year was no exception. I taught my Fair Isle Tams class and during lunch perused the many vendors there. If you haven't been to this, try to go next year. It will be held April 29, 2012 and the preliminary idea is for me to teach my Latvian Fingerless Mitts class next year. I love teaching the students there, as they are usually quite proficient in their knitting skills. As I read the roll, more than half the surnames were Scandinavian. This is the heartland of America, where many northern European/Scandinavian immigrants ended up in the early 1900s. Who knows if it is a genetic thing or environmental (nature or nurture) that creates such strong knitters there. Another thing I love about Yarnover is that there is time to mingle with students and faculty alike. Many times, I barely get to say hello to my colleagues at big events. But Yarnover is planned so that dinner the night before the event and the evening following the event are open for mingling. On Friday night I had dinner with... Oh yeah. I was there too... This was the 25th anniversary of Yarnover. What an accomplishment! What a lot of fun!