Sunday morning was very foggy and the YH had major airline difficulties – she arrived at 4:30 for a 2:00 speech. But here’s the amazing thing – almost no one left. The room was SRO plus there were an additional 175 people in the overflow room. When the delay was announced, folks just dragged their chairs into little groups and settled down for an unexpected opportunity to knit and socialize.
Knitters are truly an amazing group. We met some very cool people. We had a great time. Oh, and the YH is funnier and more heartwarming in person than she is in her very wonderful blog – check it out http://www.yarnharlot.ca/blog/. We got our picture taken with the YH and the sock but sadly they didn't come out. But she did sign all our books - I felt like such a groupie.
Her publicist took a picture of my nametag (!?) because it had the blog's url on it - hmmm. We made sure they knew that more than half our guild members were there and they seemed pretty impressed. How exciting would it be to be mentioned on the YH's blog? We'd be, well, like famous - for a minute or so.