Wednesday, June 13, 2007


It was truly glorious to be in a room full of so many knitters. I was a tad late to get the pick of seating, but on a fluke I was able to sit right up front. One of the perks of not having a knittig buddy to pal around with is that a single available seat isn't a problem.

Ms. SPM is just as hilarious in person as on her blog. I take for granted that she would be just like any of us, but she seemed a bit nervous at the beginning. She did a fantastic job, of course, and the whole room was filled with laughter from beginning to end. Oh to be able to write that well.

A spot up front pretty much meant a spot at the front of the queue (after moms with babies, et. al.), so I had my book signed and pictures taken before I had a chance to get bored. Look, she's holding my sock! (Sadly, I had to rip it out a couple days ago after turning the heel and finding there was just no way this pattern was going to be viable for my foot.)

It was a good night to be in Portland, folks.


Quail Hill Knits said...

Hey Mel, Isn't it fun to hear Stephanie speak. She is as funny in person as she is in her books and blog. I really wanted to go when she was here in California June 7 but Justin really wanted me to be part of his graduation. Oh well, I hope to catch her somewhere later this year.

Sharon said...

ah, so that's what the crowd looked like from that side of the room! I was waaaay in the back, in the opposite corner from where your photo was taken, in standing-room-only land. What a treat it was to hear the Yarn Harlot give a talk.

I enjoy your blog and read regularly, btw.