Come Say Hi

Wanna come say hi?  I’m going to be one of my area yarn stores, Knitting on the Square, in Chardon, Ohio this Saturday from noon to two.

I’ll be signing the books (KCC1, KCC2, and Rabble Rousers will all be there), and I’ll bring lots of lovely samples.  You can even meet Laura, who so graciously modeled for KCC2 (and rumor has it she may possibly be bringing yarn to tempt you too).  If you’re in the area, I’d love it if you stopped by!

Step 1, Show Off the Knitting

I’m off to hang out with the Northcoast Knitting Guild tonight at 7.  Now, if I let myself think about this, it would make me nervous.  It’s not that I mind standing up and talking in front of people.  That’s actually totally ok.  It’s that I don’t really think I have anything all that interesting to say.  So I’ve sweet talked them into not doing an official talk.  Instead we’ll just hang out and chat.  And, because knitters are a great audience for knitting, I’m bringing some projects from the books (including a few ones from KCC2 that have never been seen before) to distract everyone if I get too boring.  So, if you’re in the area and want to drop by and visit, you’re very welcome (you needn’t be a member to come).

Just a Hint of Crazy

Knots on Saturday was so much fun.  I’ll confess I was nervous.  I was actually fairly convinced that either no one would come or that people would come and would tell me my books suck.  Or maybe someone would pick up a sock, turn it inside out, unweave the end, and start unraveling it.  Or perhaps someone would bring some sort of specially trained small child, one covered in grape jelly and armed with magic markers, and encourage it to roll around on the knitting.  Really.  This is the stuff I found myself worrying about the night before.  This isn’t exactly surprising, as I am a bit of a crazy person (I’m admitting this up front so you don’t have to wonder how to tactfully bring up the possibility).

None of these things happened.  Instead, I got to meet lovely people, talk about their projects, help them pick out yarn, and generally do other knitterly stuff.  People said nice things.  People showed me their projects.  It was splendid. I think I will have to see if there’s a way to do a few more of these at other places.  If you’re faiiiiirly close to Cleveland (within about a 3 hour drive or so), and want me to come to your LYS, have someone from the store get in touch and we’ll see what we can work out.

And now, if you’ll excuse me, I have to go continue getting ready for TNNA.  If you thought I was nervous about going to Knots, you should hear the excitingly ridiculous things I’m worrying about for TNNA.  This is a whole new level of crazy, you’d be impressed.

Wanna Come Say Hi?

Sooooo, wanna visit?  I’m having a little book party/trunk show for The Knitter’s Curiosity Cabinet this weekend!

I’ll be at Knots (Knitting on the Square) in Chardon this Saturday from noon till 5pm.  The store will have books (and I’ve even worked out a way to get you the e version if you buy the paper version in the store that day), I’ll bring samples from the book, and there will be lots of chatting and knitting.  I’d love it if you would come say hi!