OH, what fun the Stephen West workshop was. I was so out of my league with most that were there but really that has never bothered me because I know it is just knits and purls! Stephen jumped right in and I was holding on by the skin of my fingers. I had no idea what he was saying and all those around me were off and running. Then -- I just sat back, took a breath, put my yoga focus into the breath and picked up the pattern that was on the table, read it, started again and again and again till I get it. As I was doing my thing to get it, everyone else was sailing along and he was going a million miles an hour with it all. I just kept breathing, stayed in my zone and worked to understand the pattern. I know that I do not really care that others are sailing along because I will get my wind in my sails too....and I did. Stephen then gave a lecture on the math of his pattern(s) and I was in my element and many around me were struggling to keep up. I love the math of his designs and the creative repetition of pattern that creates genius of flow of motion to a flat surface. I knew then that I would love to do his looks. I have now on my needles the Boneyard Shawl that was the workshop and I can say I can now hold my own with anyone that was at the workshop.