Friday, September 21, 2007

I Held Her Travel Sock!

I had such a good time! Stephanie Pearl McPhee is the best speaker I've ever heard and she had me in stitches thru her entire hour and a 1/2 talk. She tells the funniest stories about knitters, knitting, people related to knitters and strangers and the tears are running down my face and she never EVER cracks a smile. She is amazing.

The Welcome sign on stage. It was put on by Knitch, a yarn shop in Atlanta that is AWESOME and has a huge selection of yarn.

The Yarn Harlot! And yes, she kept her smile thru about 2 1/2 hours of signing her name!
The Scrappy Knitter and The Yarn Harlot. I got to hold her sock! Ha! I'd like to thank BTB for taking the picture. He got to come in after she spoke and hang out with me while we waited in line for her to sign my book. Thanks Darlin'!
The stash! I am trying to be very careful about buying more yarn. My closet has no more room for anything. I did buy some Fino (alpaca and silk) in a beautiful plum color, some Louet kid mohair and linen called KidLin in a pinkish color (really soft), a skein of Noro Daria in a multi color to make the pug a leash (yes, she's a little spoiled, but it's a beautiful leash), 2 Brittany crochet hooks, Brittany double points, size 6, for the leash, an SSK magnet for my car, a Rebecca magazine which I do not like and probably will not buy again (if you want it, leave an e-mail, be the first and I'll mail it out to you), coilless pins, a pad, a kit to learn entrelac and, are you ready? AND, a BLACK SHEEP measuring tape! Yippy! Finally.
Here's the pug, in her "traveling outfit." We all had a great time, enjoyed Atlanta (but NOT the traffic) and I loved the 2 yarn shops. Oh, we went to Macon on Thursday and found a yarn shop there. It's called Creative Yarns and is another must see yarn shop. Nice people, LOTS of beautiful yarn, fiber for you spinners and several kits. I love kits.
I am now onto clue 7 of my MS3 stole so hope to have that done by the end of the weekend. I sat outside with the pug all day Wednesday and knit in the sunshine and cool breezes while BTB and the Baby Boy and his 2 friends went to a Sporting Clay club. Camping is a relaxing passtime that our family has enjoyed from the beginning of time. It's great for a day of knitting!

Happy Knitting!


Beth said...

If we ever get our two pugs together, we won't be able to handle all the cuteness! :) I'm glad you had such a fun time in Atlanta! The picture of you and Stephanie is great! And it sounds like you got some nice things! Sorry you didn't like the magazine. I've never bought one before. What didn't you like about it?

Mouse said...

Don't you feel smarter and more knitterly just for holding the sock? I was so stupidly giddy by the time I got to meet her that I'm sure I said something absolutely stupid. She's a trooper.. it was SO late when everyone finished up. Glad you had a great time too!

StringPlay said...

Great pictures. It was so much fun, wasn't it? I enjoyed meeting you. Can't wait to see your finished shawl.

Susan said...

Great picture of you both! I know I really enjoyed hearing and meeting her.