The Yarn Harlot was in Raleigh, NC on Friday and look who went to see her. This picture was taken after she signed my book (Look, our arms are touching!). This picture is real; I didn't even have to photoshop myself into one of her pictures. At one point, I even touched her shoulder as we were posing. I'm never washing that hand again.
When a knitting buddy posted on Facebook that Yarns Etc. and Great Yarns (two of our local yarn stores) were hosting her, I think I sprained my finger trying to quickly dial to make sure I got a spot.
Get outta my head.
At one point in the talk, she mentioned that being an experienced knitter doesn't mean that you'll never make a mistake again, just that you'll make bigger mistakes faster. A little later, I realized I was screwing up the project I was knitting.
I saw that the band was curling after about 1.5 inches and thought, "Um, garter stitch isn't supposed to curl.". My brain decided to join the party then I realized that I was knitting in reverse stockinette stitch; you're supposed to alternate knit and purl rounds for garter stitch in-the-round. I was pissed and just threw the thing in my knitting bag so that it could think about what it had done. Allowing itself to be knit incorrectly is simply unacceptable.
And look! She signed my book:
Do yourself a favor and GO see her speak. You won't be disappointed.