I was at work today and showed my web site to some coworkers. I wanted to show them my snowflake socks. They were duly impressed and read some of the rest of the entries. I have no idea what they said when I left the room. But when I came back, they said "You should bring those socks in here". I said I did. Every day. On the train. They said "no, to sell". After I finished laughing, I pointed to the skein of sock yarn pictured on the blog. "How much do you think I paid for that hand dyed sock yarn?". They had no idea but guessed about 10 dollars. I said,"no, I paid 30 dollars for that. Now, who is going to pay me at least 30 dollars for socks? And that's just for the yarn." They insisted someone would. Somehow, I doubt it. And besides, I like knowing that the people to whom I give my hand knitted gifts cherish them and know that they have a little of my love around them everytime they wear them.
Stephanie Pearl-McPhee is coming to our local Borders book store on Friday. I rsvp'd two weeks ago and the woman at the store made sure I understood that this did not guarantee me a seat, they just needed an approximate count. Well, if they know how many people are coming, why don't they get enough chairs? Duh?! Kate and Emily and I are going and are planning to get there early, knitting in hand so we can get a seat. I heard that there were over 250 people coming. The store is not that big.....I have a feeling they are going to be overwhelmed. Photos will be forthcoming.