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.