Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Yarn Harlot visit and big time catch up

Okay, I'm way way behind in my blogging lately so allow a little bit of catch up on this post. I was fortunate enough to see the Yarn Harlot in Austin, TX on the 29th of July. If she's speaking anywhere near you, it's totally worth the drive to go. She is very funny! I met up with some other bloggers there whose sites I'll be posting on my sidebar in the near future. What a great group of ladies! I don't have an LYS in my area so the knitting community has always been a very virtual reality for me. It's so neat to meet fellow bloggers in person. Once I get the links up to their sites, drop by their blogs and take a look see. I met everyone from college students to grandmothers; sock knitters to lace knitters; and everything in between. The talent at Hill Country Weavers that weekend was amazing. By the way, if you happen to be in Austin, Hill Country Weavers is a must. I swear the first time I went in that store I drooled. The yarn selection is wonderful and of course, I came away with quite a haul. All in all, it was a fabulous weekend and well worth the drive down to see the Yarn Harlot speak. Since then, I've joined yet another KAL. This one is called UFO August. I was hoping to get my UFO list completed before I move on to other projects. I've finished a pair of rustic loomed gauntlets of my own pattern. Right now, I'm trying to finish Tempting II before completing my original white shirt. I'll have to knit like the wind but I think I can do it. I'm also working on a novel I've been kicking around for awhile. My synopsis is due to my Mom (editor) like yesterday. As you can see, I'm quite busy so I'd better get back to work! Till later! Alicia


mrspao said...

You sound like you had a great time in Austin! I can't wait to see what you came back with.

UFO August sounds like a great idea!

Kristin said...

hi! I've been waiting for you to post! It was great meeting you at the Harlot festivities. We're trying to get something together for October so we can the TX knitbloggers together again.