Sunday, July 31, 2005

Yarn Harlot Book Signing

Yarn Harlot Book Signing
Originally uploaded by Disentangled.
I attended the Yarn Harlot's Book Signing tour stop in San Diego this afternoon. It was held at the Grove and coincided with their annual sale to make way for new yarn (more about this next) - good timing since I had a store credit to use up, which at this point is like free yarn.

The Yarn Harlot was a lot of fun to listen to and the shop was full of knitters who continued to knit though her talk. I hadn't been any place with so many knitters and everyone had such different things they were working on. I just wish my girls had been able to join me :-) The best part is that she talked about how the recycled bag bag is the ultimate expression of why knitters knit - something I thought especially cool, since its been one of those projects that's been on my list for some time now (I also emailed her the "cutting technique" I previously posted in May).

I also picked up some interesting ideas: One girl was using a wipe container to store her yarn in - the yarn came up though the hole where the wipes had been dispensed, so it kept the yarn contained and clean - I'm assuming that the container had been well-washed ;-) Also, I found out that there is a adult education program in San Diego that offers knitting classes for dirt cheap (~$20 for about 4 months worth of weekly classes) - as well as stained glass classes for ~$35, which is also dirt cheap and will help me get reaquainted with my other favorite hobby.


Anonymous said...

Wish I was there to take stained glass with you. It was a lot of fun before you moved!

Nasus said...

That wipe dispenser is a great idea! Btw, do you still have that pattern for the recycled bag bag?

Nonnahs said...

Sounds like a fun event. I wish we could have been there also. I still want to do the recycled bag bag too. Maybe that can be another group project...when (if) we're finished with the Kyotos!