So much is going on!

These are the things that happened last weekend:

1. I got to leave a city full of rain and arrive in a city full of balmy sunshine and palm trees. (Well, the palm trees aren’t balmy, but you know what I mean.)

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2. I got to see my people at VK Live: Pasadena… and have margaritas on the patio….

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3. I brought and sold lots of yarn, like these stripers

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although I have a few stragglers I’ll load onto my site this weekend.

4. I got to see Franklin’s terrific new knitting coloring book

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and sign books with him and Vicky Howell (whose book Wee Garter Stitch has lots of adorable baby patterns knit in, you guessed it, garter stitch).

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5. I got to host a trivia contest, meet an amazing knitter, crocheter, singer and songwriter named Siedah Garrett,and give a lecture on self-striping yarn.

6. Did I mention I got to see some of my amazing fiber friends?

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including EDIE ECKMAN (star of stage and screen):

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7. I got to experience an unplanned eight-hour layover in the Omaha airport, where I dined on fine chicken fingers from Kracky McGee’s…

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8. AND (this is a big one!) I helped finalize details for the first-ever Sip Sip Knit Retreat, which will be held in St. Louis, MO in mid-July. Four teachers (Melissa Leapman, Patty Lyons, Brooke Nico and me), a fun sipping and knitting event, BBF yarn to buy, books and DVDs, and an all-around great time.

You can find out all the details, including the very reasonable prices ($195 for four classes, the Friday night event, and a discount on all purchases made that weekend) here. (I’ll be posting more about the retreat soon!)


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