Friday, April 27, 2007

Misplaced Mojo

Thanks to all of you who keep checking back to see if I am still alive. Yes. I am alive. Alive and well... just lacking things to talk about plus laziness has assisted in that. My knitting mojo had been misplaced. Anyone at the last get together probably noticed that. I tore out almost as much as I knit and couldn't go 4 rows in a simple pattern without making mistakes. The food and company made the rainy day trip 100% worthwhile however. I have slowly reintroduced myself back into my Thermal sweater and hopefully will have pictures to show soon. Also I have bathroom pictures to share! So stay tuned.

Sunday, April 1, 2007

My night with the Yarn Harlot

What a weekend we have had so far! It started off with a girls night at the Joseph Beth Bookstore after work. The Yarn Harlot was speaking and Amy, Heather, and I couldn't wait! I got there first and saved a seat while I worked on my Thermal sweater. As the seats began to fill up all of the lovely ladies around me began to chat. I met quite a few wonderfully fun ladies including a Heather who came all the way from Charleston West Virginia, and Julia of Knitterly Things who somehow failed to mention that the Harlot had been IN HER KITCHEN earlier in the day! Gasp! So Amy and Heather showed up and I introduced them to our new friends.

Before we knew it the bookstore was full and it was time for Stephanie to begin her talk. I don't want to give away all of the details of her talk. It truly was hilarious and my cheeks hurt from laughing so much. I believe Julia took some great video and hopes to get some of it up to You Tube. I will let you know if that works out for her!

After the talk we waited in line to have our books signed. Stephanie let all of the mothers with babies with them to get in line first, so Amy and I waited separately. Still, waiting in line with knitters is never like waiting in line alone! I was quickly in front of the Yarn Harlot herself... what do I say? Yikes! So she signed my book and asked for my blog name. I almost fell over when she mentioned that she had been there! Yea! That is a woman who does her homework! Here I am with the Traveling Sock, and Stephanie!

I grabbed an iced tea from the Caribou Coffee next door and went and sat with Amy. Julia joined us and we all chatted while I was trying to hold Heather without her fussing the entire time. Well, I was not doing a very good job and soon Stephanie was taking Heather from my arms and began to lull her into a calm state. It was a beautiful thing. I have made note of this technique and will be sure to keep it in my repertoire!

All in all it was a wonderful, fabulously, fun night with great ladies!!