Guild meets the second Tuesday of each month, September through May, from 7-9 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
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Wednesday, April 4, 2007

No Foolin' on April 1st

The Guild’s trip to Ann Arbor to hear Stephanie Pearl McPhee, the Yarn Harlot was a great success – thanks and congratulations to Kim for planning such a wonderful outing. An informal headcount showed that 17 of us made the trip.

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.

2 comments:

Kim said...

guess ou hadn't checked yet, famous we are!

Harriet said...

Wow! Wish I could have stayed longer to get my book signed and my pic included with you guys. Guess Black Sheep Knitters really rock!

By the way, I ended up in a knee brace and crutches, although I'm about to stop using the crutch - knee sprain was the diagnosis. Most of the swelling has gone down and my knee area is a multitude of colors - black, blue, yellow. Really pretty. 8-)

See you tomorrow night, hopefully.