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.

Comments

TinkingBell said…
Lucky you - take a sock for her to sign!"!!!!
Sheepish Annie said…
Waaahhh!!! I never get to see the Yarn Harlot! Take lots of pictures...
amy said…
Oh, I'm so jealous. I'm sorry, but I am. But how wonderful for you!! I hope you all have a fabulous time.

I have no interest in selling my stuff, either. I think, for me, that would be a very good way to destroy my love of knitting. I don't even knit for Christmas, as a rule. If I want to knit something for somebody, I do, but I don't like the idea of a seasonal deadline and the resulting stress that would cause.
Nora said…
I'll second Sheepish Annie's waaaaaahhhhh!
Susan Pandorf said…
Why do they not have enough chairs? Because they are muggles, and muggles they will always be...

At least until we convert them.

BWAH-HA-HA-HA!

Is that how you spell an evil laugh?

Borders blessings!
KSD said…
Non-knitters just don't get it, do they? In almost any sense.

Thanks for the kind words on my flu shot debacle. No more immunizations for me, either.
Amy Lane said…
SQUEEEEEE!!! I'm so excited for you--I'll watch for you when I read her next week!!!!

And my kids offer me $5. for a pair of socks ALL THE TIME...I'm like, "mmm...I just don't like you that much...." (It makes them laugh, trust me...)
Roxie said…
When she comes to Portland, I go at least an hour early. Take cards with your blog address on them, and don't be surprised when you meet other bloggers. Oh, and go to the bathroom before Stephanie starts. She will make you laugh SO HARD!!
NeedleTart said…
I got to the Pittsburgh PA signing about an hour early and sat in the back. The people after me stood around the balcony. If I weren't so tall, I would think they got the better view.
As for you comment about the glasses: I wear TRI focals and have for the last few years. Then again, my optomitrist knows I love to do needlework miniatures.

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