Sunday, April 06, 2008

Eventful Weekend

What a great weekend!

Friday night the Yarn Harlot visited the Tattered Cover in Highlands Ranch, Colorado. More than 200 knitters were there to greet her. I've never seen anything like it before. And I got a good giggle from seeing non-knitters enter unwittingly into the store and encounter knitters everywhere chatting, laughing, knitting and wearing the most beautiful handcrafted designs. It was so much fun and I met some lovely new people. I hadn't heard Stephanie speak before, or read much of her material, but now know what I'm missing out on... and will be correcting the errors of my ways immediately ;)

Stephanie was kind enough to then sign the books that the 200+ had purchased, chat, smile, pose for a picture and charm each and every one of us! What a wonderful, and hysterically funny, lady.

Saturday I visited the Habu Trunk Sale at a Knitted Peace. Oh how I love Habu! And to be able to try on a bunch of the sweaters was such a treat. I fell in love with one of the designs -- a simple wool cardigan that has a couple of coloured threads running through. I could have easily bought a closet full of kits... but I've been on quite the yarn shopping spree as of late and so I decided that one was probably plenty. Well one and a skein of yummy Red Rocks sock yarn. ;)

And then today rounded out the weekend with a trip to the Ball Park -- it was opening weekend for the Rockies. And despite the disappointing score, it was a beautiful day!

Now if only I could take a day, or two, to put my feet up before the impending work week kicks off.

9 comments:

WandaWoman said...

Oh, I totally forgot about the Habu Trunk show. Sounds like it might have been good for me to miss it. I'm glad you had a good time at the Harlot booksigning.

Amanda said...

Aw...glad you had such a great time! You were a very good girl in the presence of Habu!

Bea said...

ooo...Visiting the Harlot sounds like fun! And so does a Habu trunk sale. Sounds like you had a fab weekend.

Luni said...

What a fun weekend! I knew the YH was coming to Denver, but I didn't realize she was speaking at a shop in your area.

Corwink said...

Well my friend.....I don't think the weekends get any better than that! The Yarn Harlot Friday night and then Saturday the Habu Trunk show. I finally came down off my knitting high last night when I sadly said....."I don't want to go to work tomorrow!"

Stacey said...

I'm so bummed that I had to miss the Habu trunk show. From the sound of things, it may be that I just saved myself some serious money though. Of the 5 people that I know of who went, I think everyone bought at least one sweater kit and some bought 2! I can't wait to see what they look like!

Denise said...

What a great weekend you've had. I haven't read any of Steph's books either, but I hope to remedy that soon too. I've glanced at them in the store and know they are rather fun to read... will have to add them to my wishlist soon.

StarSpry said...

Such a fun weekend!! Great pictures of you with the Yarn Harlot and the Habu sweater :)

Beautiful yarn you got from Red Rocks, too!

tiennie said...

How fun!!