No, really – I haven’t fallen off the face of the earth. Just busy working and studying and well, working and studying. To say nothing of a whirlwind social schedule that has left me breathless! Saturday it was off to visit Lorette, The Knitting Doctor. What a gracious host and hostess John and Lorette were! I was wined, dined and entertained in style. On Sunday we picked up Kris and headed off for a Seattle yarn crawl. We only hit two shops – the Weaving Works and Acorn Street Yarn Shop, but our heads were spinning with all of the fibery goodness. Kris and I did not leave empty handed:
Come to think of it, neither did Lorette. Just let it be said that we left the yarn economy of Seattle in good shape. After a dynamite lunch at Cedars, we were off to Acorn Street and then to Bothell for the Yarn Harlot’s book signing. Stephanie was an absolute riot and had the whole audience in tears with laughter. We stood in line almost an hour to talk with her, but Lorette and Kris made it seem much shorter:
Sadly, I am the only one without groupies. Both Kris and Lorette had knitters come up and recognize them from their blogs. Or maybe I just don’t attract knit stalkers. Yeah, that’s it! We finally reached the head of the line and Stephanie was as gracious as ever. I think by that time I’d be telling people to hurry up and move along!
They actually closed the store around us but wisely decided to let the knitters stay on to avoid a full blown riot. I left early this morning to avoid the worst of the Labor Day traffic. I pulled off the highway in Mt. Vernon (about 45 minutes from home) because I was starving and decided I needed reinforcements and a potty stop. As I pulled into a parking lot, I heard a beep behind me, and who should it be but my very bestest friend, Jan. What a serendipity. We had a lovely lunch together and a nice break in the three hour trip home. I’m now home relaxing and convincing myself that statistics will NOT be on the agenda tonight. Thanks Lorette for a lovely weekend, and Kris, it was wonderful meeting you. Maybe next time I’ll get to see Anna Grace too!