naelany: (squee!)
I got to meet Stephanie tonight! I came bearing beer. If you go to her blog and scroll a bit, you can read about her love for good beer (hey, she's Canadian!), and how, in one place she couldn't get anything but something pretending to be beer. So I went and got her some Ruby Red from McMinnamin's. I hope she likes it. When I gave it to her before she spoke, her eyes lit up "I don't even need to know what this is, it's beer shaped!".
I'm soooooooo glad I went tonight, even if it was "past my bedtime". It was so worth it. She's incredibly funny, and despite what her children apparently keep telling her, very cool. I kinda wish I had more time to spend with her, but I'm happy with what I got. She's a very sweet lady, and oh my God, can that girl knit! And I got to touch the Icarus shawl she just made....drool worthy, simply drool worthy. The color, the pattern, the yarn itself, just drool worthy.
There were a lot of knitters there, not sure how many, but the place was pretty filled. However, I didn't recognize a single soul. Made me a bit sad, but I got over it pretty quick once Stephanie started talking, because I was too busy laughing. To everyone who didn't make it out, you missed out. Totally!
Oh, and I ended up getting one of her books "At Knits End", and she signed it for me. Even spelled my name right, which makes me happy. I could get used to going to things like this. It was a lot of fun! And if her books are anything like her blog and her speaking engagements....count me in! I want to read every one of them!
naelany: (yarrrrrrrrrrrrrn)
*squee!* In just over an hour I'm heading out to see the Yarn Harlot speak. She's speaking from 5.30pm until 8pm. I'm heading out early, because I don't know how busy it's going to be, or where exactly it's at inside the building. That, and I have to find parking, which might prove harder then normal, what with the Eugene Celebration starting. Yippie skippy to that.

So that's squee #1 anyway.

Squee #2: Dustin just put a closure on my knitting bag! That's right, ladies and gentleman. My knitting bag is now a proper knitting bag that can close and won't flop open all the time! I can actually...you know...use the damn thing without everything falling out! This makes me very happy! I wish I could show you what it looks like! Dustin picked out the buttons for it, one on the flap and one on the bag itself, with a leather cord to tie it together. It's pretty! *claps hands with glee* Now my bag is really something I can be proud to show off ^_^. By the way, every time I have taken it out somewhere, someone's complimented me on it. So cool!
naelany: (squee!)
For the local knitters on my F-list, don't forget that Stephanie Pearl-McPhee (a.k.a. The Yarn Harlot) is coming to town this Thursday:

September 7th - Eugene, OR - 5:30-8:00, Books without Borders


I'll be there, anyone else coming?

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