Sunday, April 27, 2008

Yarn Harlot at Webs

The Yarn Harlot's book tour took her to Webs in Northampton, MA today. It was a thrill to see her and actually hear her voice. (See yarnharlot)

With all sincerity, I say that I wish that all my blogging friends had been able to come.

As a result, Tammy, you were correct. The combination of the Yarn Harlot, Webs and lunch with Brian took me out of my knitting slump.

Stephanie spoke with everyone in line for the book signing, and trust me, the line was very, very long. The blond is me, of course, and that is Brian (Brileyknits) in the background.
Brian and I kept checking each other's basket to see what the other was purchasing. Brian did well for himself. :>)

I'm not owning up to my purchases. I was good!
Rebecca and I traveled together. Remember Rebecca and the wonderful mitten she designed awhile back. Sorry, but she doesn't blog so I can't give you a link.

While waiting for Brian and I to "cash out" ,a/k/a "emptying our pockets", Rebecca amused herself and showed the fun side of her personality.

This gal is on the Vermont Ravelry group and said she was going and to say hi! She would be the one with the red-headed baby! ...and we did find each other. Isn't this baby the cutest little thing! Personality plus is what that baby girl has already!
The marquee outside the Calvin Theater welcomed the Yarn Harlot. Looking at the seating chart on the web, the place held 1,100-1,300 people. The place was packed. Because of the lighting I was not able to get pics but perhaps you'll see some on the Yarn Harlot's blog.

Stephanie was hilarious, absolutely hilarious! You must see her if you ever have the opportunity. As she spoke, occasionally you could hear the sound of a metal knitting needle falling to the floor. It was quite melodic!

We had lunch at Paul and Elizabeth's which has a menu of very healthy selections. The walls are covered with quilts and tapestries. It is open and airy.
One of the tapestries on the wall.
Rebecca and I at the restaurant!

Happy Knitting! I'm off to bed as I was on the road by 6:00 a.m. this morning and didn't return till almost 9:00 p.m. I'll catch up on blogs and comments tomorrow evening.


  1. Ooh, how wonderful, Joansie! I am so happy for you! It looks and sounds like you had a fantastic time. Yay for you. :o)

  2. What a great day! Glad you had so much fun and you do have tell us what you bought you know! Those of us that live in the knitting wasteland must know what's out there in the real yarny world!

    Glad to know, too, the slump has slunk off!

  3. That was the trick to bring you out of your slump. I saw Stepahnie last year and loved it! Share your yarn purchases. Iam on a yarn diet and need to live through others now!

  4. sounds like a fun time- wish i could have joined you!

    Brian called today to tell me what a great time he had.


  5. Thank you so much; it's so cool to get other people's comments on Lucy. I mean, I'm her mama, I'm supposed to think she's the most beautiful baby in the universe, and a little genius...but it's so great to know that other people see her inner light as well.

  6. What a Fabulous Day you all had! I am deeply jealous!

    huge Hugs


  7. ooooohhhhh a Lone star quilt :) On my list of one day....looks like you had a great time with your friends.....

    Glad to see you knitting again- it's cold in NJ today and most of the weekend coming frost warnings and everything-lol.

  8. I had so much fun on Sunday! It was great to see you, and meet Rebbecca. Hopefully we'll have the chance to do something like that again.

  9. How jealous I am! It sounds like it was such fun. Thanks for taking the pics and writing about it.

  10. Sounds like you had a wonderful time. Thank you for sharing your adventure with us all.

  11. Thanks for sharing your great day and for all the photos! I so wish I could have been there with you guys, but with your sharing - it's almost as good as being there!

    It seems like a quite fantastic day, and with great results!
    NO MORE SLUMP! Hurray! I knew that no slump could hold out against the forces of the YARN HARLOT - and WEBS is quite the slump buster too!

  12. Hey, that 2nd tapistry looks like a Navajo rug, I've watched the Navajo women sit infront of their hand looms to make them, very tedious and time consuming, but looks like fun too. Glad you and Briley had so much fun!!!

  13. I'm reading through your blog, and I have to stop right here and exclaim out loud: you got to meet my Kristine and Lucy!!!! Oh WOW!!! Go to if you're curious; Kristine moved to San Jose CA for a year, before she moved back to Vermont, which is how I got to meet her in person after emailing for a couple of years.