Me, Knittybaby and the Harlot….

I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to get this post up! (I’ve been too busy reading everyone else’s recap of the big event!)

I dropped LittleMan off at my brother’s house midday for an afternoon of football and hanging out with the uncle. Catherine picked me up, and we were off to Eau Claire! We had a nice drive there and Knittybaby graciously slept the whole way.

I was excited to see how many Minnesota knitters made it there and only wished we had more time to talk (we really need a Minnesota knit-blogger get together!) Can I do this without forgetting anyone? There was Chris, Jess, Tipper, Stephania, Deb, Shelly, Christy, Kelle, Jeanne…I know I’m missing someone…..let me know if it’s you! I got to meet Deb (you are hilarious, by the way, I need to get out to Coldwater soon!) but I didn’t realize Jeanne was of K3tog so I didn’t get a chance to say hello to her. I met Shelly when she came to my rescue (more later). Catherine took a great shot of Knittybaby and I in the circle of handknit socks.

The Harlot was, as expected, even funnier in person. She talked for quite a long time and amazingly Knittybaby slept through most of the laughter. I was sad when it was the end of her talk, but then it was on to Yellow Dog Knits for the book signing! (Check out Knittybaby and I meeting the Harlot on the Yellow Dog Blog).

I have to say, Dixie, the owner, was so welcoming and helpful! She really made it a great night. At the end of her talk, Stephanie said the those of us with babies got to go first in line. Catherine and I walked over to the shop with Dixie, who let us in through the back and took me to the front of the line; nothing like getting to jump in front of a hundred people:-) But, like many other knitters have said, as soon as I was standing in front of her I realized I had no idea what to say. She admired Knittybaby’s handknits, and I told her I was trying to get my Olympic project done in time for Knittybaby’s baptism, “No problem, you’ll finish.” she said. Then I said something lame about how she should write a book on how to nurse and knit at the same time. “Lot’s of pillows!” was her reply. Then before I knew it the next person was there and I realized I hadn’t asked for my picture or mentioned my blog!!

This is where I got all junior high….I was too nervous to interrupt and ask and didn’t want to butt back in front of all those knitters again, so I just took a picture from the side. Dixie let me use her office to relax and nurse after some yarn shopping, but I was still bummed about the picture. I mentioned to a bunch of the Minnesota knitters that I didn’t get ask for one. “Go back, she won’t care!” they all said but as they encouraged me I just kept waffling….”I’m to nervous… I can’t interrupt….” Finally Shelly (coming to my rescue) offered to ask her for me. I felt like such a dork, being too nervous to go back on my own, but thank you Shelly, it worked! I got a great picture, and the best part was this: When I told her my blog she hit me on the arm and said, “You’re Knittymama? I know you, you should have told me!” I almost died, she knew my blog!!! That made my night, and it was totally worth interrupting for.

Afterwards, Catherine and I had a relaxing drive back home, I picked up Little Man and learned he had been “a little wild” and the Packers had been badly beaten. So I had a much better night than my brother. Thanks, Mike!!

Now, where are my pictures? We’ll, it’s 11:30, Knittybaby is crashed on my lap and my camera is nowhere near right now. I’ll get my pictures up soon. I just wanted to at least get my post up tonight while I had some quiet time to type.



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12 responses to “Me, Knittybaby and the Harlot….

  1. Deb

    Wasn’t it a blast! I’m working on a Knit Bloggers event at a “special location” but for right now we have to keep it secret.

  2. Chris

    It was so much fun to see everyone! Knittybaby was adorable and I’m glad Shelly got you back up there. 🙂 Hopefully your picture turned out better than mine!

  3. Jess

    Wasn’t it fun? I wish we could have an event like this much more often.

    If you want to hang out with a few bloggers, you could always come to the spinning group at Creative Fibers this Sunday. I’ll (probably) be there, Chris is usually there, plus Kerry, and June. And me, of course! 😉

  4. irishmama

    Looks like you had a great time, and Knittybaby seemed to do good too.

  5. Jeanne

    Hello…I spotted you but was too shy to introduce myself. I got the same “I know you!” comment from Yarn Harlot, which pretty floored me! Next time I’ll be sure to say “Hi”. Wasn’t it fun?

  6. Guinifer

    I have to say, that is one cute baby!

  7. Sheepish Annie

    Oh, lordy…I think if I was ever faced with the Harlot I would become so tongue-tied that the whole event would degenerate into me having some sort of cerebral accident and being banned from further knitting events. It sounds like a really fun time and I’m glad you got your picture! How cool that she knew your blog!!!

  8. renee

    I LOVE knittybaby’s little footsies in that circle of socks – such a cool picture, too! A MN Knitbloggers get together is a great idea!

  9. Kelly

    I am glad you had a good time. It is so cool she knew your blog

  10. Mea

    I was there too! I also acted somewhat dorkish. The Harlot also said she knew my blog but for some reason that did not inspire me with too much confidence. (A truly junior high reaction). Knittybaby’s sweater and socks were remarkable! Super cute! I never was able to nurse and knit at the same time. Maybe with the next one I’ll get the hang of it. (of course it would help if I didn’t spend the whole nursing time “gazing” at my “perfect” little person would it. . . ha ha ha)

  11. kmkat

    As one of the knitters in line when you were led/dragged back into the room to have your picture with La Harlot, let me say on behalf of every one of us that we were only too happy to let you to step in. I’m glad you got the picture!

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