I took two classes at Stitches Midwest this year. Both were taught by Myra Wood and booth were amazing.
The first class I took was Crazy as Pi. It was all about pi shawl math and how to design one. I have wanted to try my hand at designing a pi shawl for sometime, but I had a lot of questions. Like do you have to stick exactly to the number of rows you work even? How the heck to you get the pattern to flow when you are increasing like a mad knitter? How much yarn do you need.
Of course, all of these questions were answered in this fabulous class. And at the end of it, I had a cute little swatch showing what I had learned:
On Sunday I took Creative Crochet Lace Shawl with Myra. I was a little worried I would be in over my head as I have just recently started to seriously crochet, but it went just fine. I'll admit, I am still a little confused about shaping a triangle shawl in crochet and am no where near ready to design and sell a pattern, but it was great to get a taste of crochet shawl design. And, I did manage to crochet a triangle, so that's a win.