Oh my goodness. Words can not describe how wonderful Sunday was. I think that's why I'm so late in getting this post up. Every time I start to think about how to convey just how awesome the whole day was, I get completely overwhelmed. It's not like long-winded me to be at a loss for words, but I am. Luckily, I have plenty of photos!!
I've never been to WEBS before, so I wasn't quite sure what to expect. I knew there would be a lot of knitters there, and I guess I was a bit nervous about yarn selection because on Saturday night I dreamed that all the yarn was gone by the time I got there. As soon as I walked in the door, I could see I had nothing to fear!
I immediately veered off to my left, after spotting some Shibui Sock on the shelves. As I fawned and petted, I overheard some people introducing themselves to each other. It was none other than AGuyKnitsInCT, who is arranging a Stitch 'N Pitch for us here in Connecticut. When I stood up and turned around to meet him, I was thrilled to find that he was with Kimberly!!! We couldn't believe we finally got to meet each other after all this time.
ETA: Hurray, Meliabella let me know that was her on the left!!
Along with the socializing, a bit of yarn shopping may have been done. (Once more ETA: While perusing yarn I also bumped into Valerie, who was braving the line for yarn that wasn't even for her!! How sweet is she? Sorry I forgot to mention it before - still a bit cloudy from the yarn high & the whole day was a bit of a burr!!)
The line to check-out was LONG, and there was only 45 minutes left until Stephanie was going to hit the stage. Luckily, the WEBS staff had thought of everything. They bagged up our yarn and marked it with our names, and held it for purchase after the speech. So Pea and I made our way to The Calvin and settled in while Stephanie entertained us.
What can I say. She is brilliant and hysterical and never lost her cool - even though there were about 1000 of us staring back at her. Seriously, at one point she asked for some water - and never let on that she actually felt like she was going to faint! (I only found out later on her blog - although I have to admit, chances are good we all would have blogged it and posed our socks on her. She knows us so well!!)
As we made our way back to WEBS, I met Anisa when she complimented my Sunrise Circle Sweater - which was almost as pretty as the one she was wearing. Get this, she lives only a block or two away from WEBS!!! I don't know if I should be jealous, or grateful that I don't have to live with that kind of temptation. Once back at the store, we speedily checked out my yarn. See, the brilliant WEBS staff had rung up our bags of yarn while we were listening to Stephanie, so all we needed to do was fork over the $$. The line for the book signing, however, was still very very very long. It started in the warehouse.
But that's okay. There are worse things than being surrounded by more yarn than you've ever seen in your life! And I even bumped into Kelly while making my way back to the end. I also spotted a pretty blonde who I thought looked really familiar, but I couldn't place her. I was very upset the next day when it dawned on me that it was Tamara. We've "met" through Ravelry, and in a weird twist of fate it turns out she is married to someone I was friends with in high school.
Before I knew it, I was at the front of the line, having my book signed. As usual, I was nervous and dorky. But I like to think (and I don't mean to boast) that I got a very unusual picture with The Harlot.
Yes, I held her sock. *eeeeeee*
Yes, she held my sock.
But how many times has she also held a knitter's sock's matching insulin pump cozy???
With my book signed and my money gone, it was time to get on the road back to CT, and get poor Pea some food. He really did enjoy the whole day, but I do think his favorite part was his Mexican dinner.
Soon after, we were safely home, happy and tired. Oh, and my sock wanted to pose with it's new stashy friends.
Well, what do you know. I guess I found a few words to describe the day after all!! As for the yarn details, I guess we'd better save that for another post.