Sunday, May 4, 2008

Werewolf? There Wolf! *

I can always count on knitters. I got more comments in one day blogging about finished socks than I did in a week talking about my exotic vacation to a far-away place! Y'all are funny.

Maker Faire

So I'd been hearing for a little while about the Maker Faire and how the Yarn Harlot would be there, etc. but hadn't planned to go. The house hasn't recovered from our return from vacation, the garden was calling me, I've been sleeping badly, blah, blah, blah. Then Jenn emails me on Thursday to see if I'm going. I tell her I'm not, and all the excuses why. So she emails me again on Friday. She tells me exactly where she'll be, and gives me her contact info (we've never met face-to-face). Jenn, are you in Sales or just a very optimistic and persuasive woman? I couldn't stop thinking about it. So late Friday evening, I decide what the hell, I'll do it. It'll be great to meet her in person, it'll be fun to see friends, and to heck with the housework, right?

Right! The Faire opened at 10:00 but I got there early, and I met up with Jenn and her hubby. She and I took their 3 freakin' cute dogs (check out the picture in her blog side bar) for a little walk, got our tickets and went to where Stephanie would be speaking. Jenn found us 2nd row seats. Score!

A good view (though bad picture) of the Yarn Harlot adjusting the mic to her height. I wonder if she has to do that all the time?

Her talk was fun; she definitely knows how to tell a good story. She only had time to take one question (the stage was needed for someone else not half as funny as she I'm sure), and so we got in line to get our books signed. Here I am with Stephanie: we switched socks.

Here's a shot of me and Jenn:

We parted ways and I found some lunch, and then posed for a picture with a werewolf who wanted my iced tea.

Bet you didn't expect to read that sentence, did you! Yeah, I can't say it's one I ever expected to write.

I saw a bunch of people I knew: Jasmin, Teenuh, Anabel (who brought new baby F.) and Freecia among others, and I finally got to meet Hizknits Stephen! Yay! I'd spotted him at Stitches but had been too sick to go say Hi, so it was nice to be able to this time, though I wish I'd thought to get a picture! For the record, the guy's a good hugger. If you see him, go hug him.

I left the Faire a bit early and spent the afternoon at Spinnity's. It was our monthly spin-in, but I opted to knit as I have a self-imposed deadline. I made the right choice. I am now officially half done with Lizard Ridge!


And the house? I kicked butt today - it's not in such bad shape after all.

*A line from my all-time favorite movie, Young Frankenstein

9 comments:

Cindy/Snid said...

Of course we comment about the socks! We have to give props! (It is our way of avoiding commenting about our personal UFO's you see...)

I can't believe that I have been to the Maker Faire for the last two years and the year I am gone the frickin' Harlot comes! Geez. Do you think she's trying to avoid me? Glad you had fun and all... ;)

~Donna~ said...

I thought about going to the Maker Faire..but didn't...

AlisonH said...

Good thing you went way early!!!

(Crum crum crum crum crum...)

Cara said...

I had to come over, take a read and leave you a comment after seeing your comment to the Harlot's mention of you. So, "Hi! I'm really jealous the Harlot comes to your general vicinity."

Kaylin J. B. said...

Don't you need a new name, like formerly blogless Rachel? (a la the Artist Formerly Known as Prince?)

Bogie said...

Congrats on making the YH's blog. Woot!

Lynne said...

Hey, I talked to you at Tactile/Verb for Keeping Warm :-) Those socks feel *lovely* - you were showing them off. (I'm an Aussie and blonde - my only memorable attributes)

Anonymous said...

Love the Lizard Ridge....

Tina - omme i London aka teeweewonders said...

Reading all these tales of Yarn Harlot talks I am getting so excited for when she comes to London in September! Sounds like a good day - certainly more fun than housework!