Today I am going to meet The Yarn Harlot! I may even meet up with some fellow bloggers while in Ann Arbor. I have my book and sock in progress all set to go.
It's also Mayhem's 8th birthday. Yes, she's an April Fool. The joke's been on me ever since that day eight years ago!
I'll update you all later with pictures and details.
Back now with the scoop! First, Stephanie's flight was unable to land in Detroit. She was sent to Chicago where she had to find a different, later flight to Detroit. We were told that she would be two hours late. Thank goodness downtown Ann Arbor is loaded with things to see and do, including a decent yarn shop, Busy Hands, just two blocks from the library. Busy Hands was giving a 15% discount to all shoppers!
Fellow bloggers, Knitter Bunny (Kelli), Red Dog Knits (Kristi), OCD Knitting (Dana) and a group of others walked over to go shopping. I bought some light blue Reynolds Sea Wool to make (what else?) socks. After reading Kristi's blog and trading emails, it was fun to meet her, and surprising to find I was seated right behind her! Here she is with her Otis yarn.
Of course, while we waited, we all had knitting and it was fun to talk and see what everyone was working on. There were more socks than one could count. Others worked on shawls and sweaters. I even spied one older gentleman two rows in front of me knitting what appeared to be a sweater! (See, Buddy B? Men DO knit!)
Finally Stephanie arrived, breathless, running for the podium. Standing there in her beautiful Bohus sweater, the first word out of her mouth was, "Crap!" She then described the ordeal she had trying to get to Ann Arbor. I don't think the word "arse" ever came out of her mouth, though. Not even once!
The Yarn Harlot, Stephanie Pearl McPhee, with me. She has my sock and I have hers. Steph even recognized me. "You're Karen in Toledo!"