I live in the farthest corner of Texas. As in, "If there's a bright center to the universe, I'm in the corner it's farthest from." I only read about Rhinebeck and Maryland Sheep and Wool. For that matter, I only wear hand knits a couple of months a year. Even then, I find myself peeling them off after a few hours because it's just so warm.
We do have DFW Fiberfest and I watched their website for months to see when registration opened and class schedules were announced. This was going to be an extravagant birthday present to me from my husband. But I swear it filled up almost overnight, when I wasn't checking. That was a bummer, until I saw that Madtosh was hosting Joji Locatelli and Veera Välimäki for Joji and Veera Knit America.
So I signed up for several classes and Knit Night and am using the class date as momentum to knit both Dragonflies and Twenty Ten, two patterns I've had queued up for freakin ever.