Meeting knitbloggers, both online and in person, is wicked fun! Last week I not only had the opportunity to shop and hang out with Norma but I also got to go to a book signing for Stephanie’s latest book, The Yarn Harlot.
Being the over-achiever that I am, I arrived at The Sheep Shack at 5:30 for a 7:00 appearance from the Queen of Knitbloggers. It was all good, though, because I got to hang out with Christina, the shop owner, and I did some shopping. Yeah, I know, you’re shocked. Once my shopping was done, I sat and knitted and waited for the crowd.
Our dear Stephanie arrived with Cate and Julia in tow. I was very excited to meet them but managed to contain myself until Stephanie was done with her talk – which was excellently funny and charming. Once Stephanie started signing books, I was all about meeting Cate and Julia and I plopped down on the floor with them and we just started gabbing like old friends.
I was working on socks and complaining about ladders and Julia offered to show me the “magic loop” technique. I have wanted to try this for some time but was worried that the learning curve would slow me down. Cate and Julia assured me that wouldn’t be the case and were they ever right! I caught on pretty quickly and just love knitting socks this way. Stephanie did call me a traitor and said I was turning away from the one true calling of knitters everywhere – to knit socks with teeny dpns, I guess – but she’ll just have to get over it because I’m loving me the magic loop.
If you’ve read Stephanie’s entry about this particular night (and I’m certain you all have) then you know that we bought out all the Trekking. Good stuff, that Trekking. Here we all are and Stephanie is holding MY Trekking. Slick, eh?
from left to right: Stephanie, Julia, Cate, Kat and Christina
There was an excursion for beer after the shop closed. We might have missed a turn or two trying to find the restaurant, but I’m not telling. We talked about everything and drank beer and laughed until our jaws ached and it was good. As I said to Cate, the cool part about reading blogs is that we already know so much about each other that when we meet in person it feels like meeting up with old friends.