So when my friend Sue said, "Lets go see YarnHarlot!", no problem. It is a 3 hr drive. No Problem. It is at A Verb For Keeping Warm. YES!!!!! We HAVE to go!
I love AVFKW. I had never been to their store, but we see each other at Stitches West, I adore their booth, their fiber, the yarn, and of course their wonderful people. I have several friends who get the privilege of having AVFKW as their LYS. Which meant not only did we get to go to Verb, we got to see Yarn Harlot, we got a girlie road trip and we got a mini reunion with some wonderful people.
Sue, Tirzah, Kezziah, Mom and I drove down and had the best night! We laughed so hard with Brenda Patipa and Leslie Comstock (the famous ChewyKnits), FiberBeat's Michael Wade who is always a joy to see. Then we turned around and drove back home.
Tirzah was so excited to get compliments on her sock from Stephanie.
I love that my 16 yr old loves the rockstars of the knitting world!
Kezzi had a hard time picking yarn, "It's like choosing between friends". She was too busy yarning to get to talk to Stephanie. (Tell me about it! I feel that way especially when the dyers are friends of mine! Shall I use Jennifer or Maia or Lisa for this project and will I put it in a project bag from Slipped Stitches or ErinLane? We know it will wind up in my Jordana Paige!)
My mother had no idea who YarnHarlot was other than we talked about her. She had never read a blog post or read her book, but she did remember talking to her at Sock Summit. (haha!) So now my mom is a full fledged, passport carrying Knitville dweller. She has turned her first heel, been to 2 knitting conventions, and has a Verb road trip to add to her knitting experiences.
Many thanks to Sue for instigating this wonderful night. I love you.