Well, she came, she spoke, she signed. I have a few, albiet crappy photos, but hey, you get the idea.
i was a fan before, but this won me over-
After they bring her out, cause they hide her in the back of the shop, they introduce her, and before she does anything else, she photographs the crowd, with sock in forground. She said,” I’m sorry I have to this, it’s for my mum who couldn’t believe knitting could be a full time job.” We’ve all seen the crowd photos on her blog, but it’s a whole ‘nother ball game to be in the crowd when she snaps that photo. Then she speaks. You get the whole story, how she got into writing, knitting, you hear all about her kids, and husband. She spoke about the Knitting Olympics, and how she was totally overwhelmed by how big it all got. I saw THE SWEATER, in PERSON. It is gorgeous, spectacular, even. I didn’t get a photo. I kick myself. She answered questions, then craziness ensued as she wrapped it up and the signing began. Two words: LONG LINE. The shop gave out tickets, so you’d get your book signed in the order you came in. Yea, not so much. But no one got in to it, and no tears were shed, so it was all good.
I love how she incribed my book. Really flattering, and get this, she called me and my yarn famous. Yea, right, I’m a little blip on the radar by comparison. Really.
So you get like, no time, to chat really, just a few awesome minutes, while she signs your book and you snap a few pics. I would have loved to stay longer to chat after all the book signing, but I had a sushi date with a good friend.
I feel like a more of a fiber artist knitter person having met someone who writes about knitting for a living. Is that weird? I don’t care. I can’t wait til MSW so I can meet all of you lovely bloggers I’ve been reading about for so long.
I got my TSF pin-
and I’ve been slogging it out with my Sockapal socks, one more heel to go!!!
….and I’ll have some Vesper Yarn up for sale this week- I’ll let you know when.