Isn't Beth a wonderful teacher? I met her years ago, took a few classes from her, and then had her stay with me for a few days before she taught at a TKGA conference in Santa Cruz (this was back when it was THE big knitting conference). I think she is one of the most patient teachers I've known, plus she is extremely nice as a person. We made a pilgrimage to Berkeley to visit Lacis and Straw into Gold (the latter has been closed for many years).
I was pregnant with my youngest (who turns 21 on Friday), so it was quite awhile back, but I try to check in on her if I see she is coming to town.