Sorry this is 2 days delayed, but work has been crazy! Tuesday, the Yarn Harlot came to good ol' NJ! Karen, Pat and Evie (all blogless) from my office and I trekked over to the Rutherford Library to see her in action and to buy her new book Knitting Rules!
She told us a story of meeting her husband's high-profile, trendy colleagues, who would introduce her as "This is Stephanie. She's a knitter", and the awkward stares that would follow. However, it appears that since the sign out front refers to her as "Author and Knitter" that she has clearly made it into "author" standings. Congratulations Stephanie! You rock! There's nothing about knitting that should make you feel less cool than the cool kids!
I mean, seriously - this is Hardangervidda, her Knitting Olympics project. She knit this unbelievably complicated sweater in 16 days. That's So FREAKIN' Cool!
This event was also a social event for NJ knitbloggers! I met Jersey Knitter and her beautiful Sockapaloooza sock (no pics though - she's camera shy!). I also found, simply by reading other blogs, that also in attendance were Enchanting Juno, Annie Modesitt (and her daughter), Made by Ewe, Mary Beth Temple, Trek, Calling on Kahlo, and Forgetful Stitcher. I guess there are more of us in NJ than I thought! I hope the meet you all again some day soon - maybe at MSW?
Here is the Harlot taking a picture of me taking a picture of her...hope to see the other side of this photo (a not-so-subtle hint to the Harlot!)
Well, better get working on Grumpecue, Pomatomus and reading Knitting Rules!