Stitch n Pitch was not horrible or lonely at all! I met a "buddy" for the night, someone who was also there solo and I think we were both relieved to have someone to talk to and laugh with at everything that was going on around us. I shouldn't be so afraid of people, so consumed with shy, but I am sometimes. This was really pushing the boundary for me but I'm pleased that I did. It feels like a little personal victory. I chatted a little bit with some of the other knitters on the shuttle and I really think I need to start getting out to the A Mano events more often. What a great group of knitters. I have pictures. And a recap. I just have to get them off my camera.
I finished my Baudelaires! You may recall that I was one repeat and some ribbing from finishing the second sock when I LOST the first sock. And there was much gnashing of teeth and maybe I hurled the unfinished sock into my Project Gulag bag and bitterly said some shocking bad words. And the other night when I was going through some boxes of old family pictures, I discovered the first Baud in an unexpected place and there was much rejoicing and also some more bad words while I tried to find the #4 'working' dpn that had NOT been hurled into Project Gulag with the sock but maybe used as a hairstick instead. Dpn was located and the Baud sock went to the Dodger game with me.
I was sitting directly behind Crazy Aunt Purl! I did not actually attempt to engage said knitter in conversation because I knew that if I did, I'd just squeak something like bees! at her.
What I wanted to say was, "Wow, it's so crazy cool to be sitting behind you! I am so excited about your book, go you! And thank you for your gift of writing because it is so comforting and helpful. There seems to be a little parallelism of structure with the too many cats, wine, divorcee thing, and I take a lot of reassurance from what you have to say some days. I have enjoyed your blog so much! Also, bees!"
Instead, I think I made a joke about nachos.
Go me. My celebrity fu is obviously still going strong.
Recap and PEEKTURES, hasta pronto.