Since we knew that it would be fairly crowded (and to be honest, our B&N has not always been well prepared for us knitters. Our SnB has met there for years. They even started putting us on their schedule, yet there were many times we would show up and they had completely forgotten about us) we decided to show up about an hour and a half early. They were already out of chairs.
The Yarn Harlot lived up to her writing. She is a fabulous story teller and it was very enjoyable.
We waited in line for our book signing and knitters are a fairly laid back group. Standing in line we knit, we chat, we make new friends.
Here's Julie with Stephanie:
and here's me with Super Model Matt and Stephanie:
Normally, Julie and I head over to Pittsburgh for the Knit & Crochet show (which is this weekend), but we decided to take a break from it this year and do something in the fall (Stitches East perhaps? Maybe just a road trip up to Webs?). It was kismet! Even tho' I didn't get to buy yarn I don't need, it was an awesome knitting weekend!