Last weekend, there were amazing knitters all over Cleveland.
On Saturday, the Yarn Harlot was at Joseph-Beth. Other bloggers have already talked about how smart, funny and nice she is, but let me add that she is incredibly perceptive about how knitters think and live. What really struck me was that we can all relate to her stories about knitters. How is it that, through our craft, we have so much in common?
The next amazing knitter I met was Annie Modesitt, who gave a talk and signed books at Fine Points. She was unbelievably down-to-earth, gracious and funny. She told the story of how she learned to knit and how she learned to own her knitting. Annie also did a demonstration of cabling without a cable needle. During the demonstration, she complimented me on the vest I had knit. My head got so big I couldn't get out the door. Here is a picture of me looking incredible dorky with Annie, who is incredibly beautiful.
On knitting progress, the quick and simple cardigan continues. There is no picture because it still looks like a big brown blob. The Unst socks, pictured below, are continuing too.