For once I was incredibly glad that I go to work so early. Leaving at 3:30 meant that I was #21 in line to see the Yarn Harlot at Borders! We had a great time waiting, knitting, showing off projects, gushing over each new piece that was pulled out for show. Finally we were called up to get our line number tickets. I bought her newest book, hopped over to the cashier to pay for it, and was back in time to sit with people from SnB in the third row! (There may have been a stop at the cafe counter to get an asiago cheese-filled pretzel.)
The Harlot spoke for almost two hours. She was great! Eventually Daniel, the Borders guy running the evening, started looking anxious and she went upstairs to sign books. Daniel went with her to take pictures and got this great one of some women from SnB with the Harlot. From the left – Susan, Marie, the Harlot (holding my Jaywalkers) and me (holding the Traveling Sock).
What a fantastic evening! Not only because I love going to book signings for great authors, but because of the feeling of one-ness and cameraderie that completely filled the bookstore. I met some people from Ravelry. I got a Moo MiniCard from one knitter and I’m considering getting some for myself to promote the blog… but I don’t know if I should get them, or regular sized business cards. I’ve missed going to SnB, and I want to get back into it. The people in this hobby are just amazing.