Sunday, April 01, 2007

Yarnharlotry

I can't think of a better way to end a week than last Friday evening. The week was a bit rough - more homework than I would have liked and a less-than-fun test Friday morning. Friday evening, though, one of my roommates was throwing a birthday part for my other roommate, but I skipped out on it. Why?


To see Yarnharlot! Stephanie was giving a talk and signing here in Pittsburgh, and it was a fantastic evening. I got to chat with a bunch of other nice knitters before the talk. I worked on my grey sweater and my Bayerische sock. I loved Stephanie's talk - it was thoughtful and hilarious. After the talk, I milled around the bookstore working on my sock until it was my turn to stand in line, and then, after about a half hour in line, I got to meet Stephanie! I took her some chocolate, showed her my sweater and sock, and I got to hold her sock! It was like touching the Shroud of Turin...


The sock and the sweater thoroughly enjoyed the night, and the sock felt honored to be held by Stephanie. In fact, it's still giddy.

The sweater is coming along nicely. I've got just a few more rows of the neckband to knit, the underarms to graft, the ends to weave in, and then blocking. In fact, it should be finished some time early this week; it'll depend on the school work.


Thanks for all the nice comments here and on Stephanie's page about my sock. It's coming along quite nicely, although there's not really been any noticeable change since the last time I posted pictures.

7 comments:

Ezi said...

Hey look! Thats my sister with Stephanie! I'd be jealous but since I get to see her in June I think I'll manage.
Although I don't think I'll live up to the awesomeness that is my sister with her mad knitting skills.
Your sweater is coming along nicely. I'm sure it will look wonderful on you!
-Ezi
P.S. In case you were wondering, I do still enjoy the Flying Squirrel. I spent the weekend being sick and being wrapped around it. I think it helped make me feel better.

Meredith said...

Hi Meredith! I saw the link to your blog on the Yarn Harlot's and just had to follow it because you have my name. I know its not a particularly unusual name, but for some reason I always like to meet another Meredith! Does everyone always want to spell it Merideth? Love your sweater and your sock!

Isobel said...

Love the sock and the jumper (Scots for pullover), you budding superstar. Wonderful evening, it will take days for many of us to recover.

Lorraine said...

I adore the yoke pattern on your sweater- it looks medievel.

julia fc said...

Dropping by to compliment the sock too. That's awesome work, and for one so new to the craft. Dude, you were born with it.

Liz said...

Your sweater and sock are fantastic! Good for you!

Kari said...

Love the sweater!