Wednesday, July 26, 2006
Oh what a great evening! Steph is even more fun in person, and not at all like hearing a "speaker". More like getting together with a friend and telling stories and jokes and acting silly.
Now, not that I have any experience hearing idolized knitters speak LOL, but I was so happy that her online persona was the same in rl.
During the question time, I asked her a question about steeking. (note: I would have to be drunk to attempt it, I think) and as she started answering my question, she said something like "Wait, wait.." and hustles off to the corner of the room; rummages a bit and returns with her olympic sweater so she could actually show what it was about. OMG that sweater is to die for and I have NO idea how anyone..even the Harlot...could knit it in 16 days. A gorgeous, intricate Norwegian piece of beauty.
As her talk ended, she said something about how we should sing Oklahoma to her and the whole room stood up and sang while she laughed delightedly and scurried around taking pictures.
I'm so glad I had the opportunity to hear and meet her...even tho my coworkers just looked at me strangely when I asked for that day off, so that I could go hear this woman who wrote books about knitting...not really patterns per se, just about knitting. LOL
When we were in line to get books signed, a girl a couple of people in front of her gave her name and then said "But for some reason you call me Cupcake". Steph looked up and squealed as this girl was someone she had eMailed. Then the girl gave her a gift. A big, big thing (I don't know what it would be called) of Lorna's Laces roving. Absolutely the most gorgeous colors. The Harlot was so excited as apparently you can't get it in Canada. Dang, I should have taken her some Kool Aid yarn.
I have all her books, but I took the latest one to get signed. It's the Knitting Rules one, and it has a lot of sorta techy stuff in it. It's also rather bedraggled, as I have had a tendency to put it on the trunk that serves as my coffee table and then put my foot on it to keep it open to what I'm trying to figure out as I knit. I apologized that it wasn't pristine, but she said she loved knowing that the books were actually being read and marked and dog eared.
I have more to say about the day, but I need to answer comments and get ready for work. I'm tired...and I just want to curl up and knit, but I guess having money to pay for yarn would be a good idea too *G*