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September 23, 2005

Exactly What I Needed


First of all, my sky for Sandy, taken when I got home from work today. (I see the winner has already been picked, but I'm going to post it anyway because I like the picture.)

Last night I headed to the Sheep Shack for Stephanie's book signing:

It was great. A lovely store - I'd never been there before. I had been to one other of Steph's events, but this one was smaller and more fun. I got my book signed, got yarn for my dad's and brother's Christmas presents, and hung out with some fun bloggers - and Steph herself, after most of the crowd had dissipated. Here she is after the event, blogging us as we blogged her:

(We discovered that Steph and I have the same dorky camera. It was rather exciting.)

That picture was taken shortly after Steph and the other bloggers linked above performed a yarn exorcism for me. I can now return to work on Birch - Steph, Cate, Julie, and Carole touching the WIP has gotten rid of the ex-boyfriend taint. (Oh yeah, ex-boyfriend. I guess I didn't really mention that here. That's the personal yuckiness I wasn't wanting to talk about. E-mail me or leave a comment if you want details - I don't mind talking about it, just don't want to do so in a public setting.) Anyway. He picked the color of the yarn crack Kid Silk Haze about two hours before what amounted to the "let's just be friends" conversation, so I was feeling an emotional block about knitting it. But now, really, it has been exorcised and I can knit it.

Anyway, I was thrilled to be included in the group (I'm afraid I sort of latched on to Cate because we share a rather unusual alma mater), as I tend to feel really awkward in social situations like that. But I got over my shyness and had a great time, and I think a night out with knitting and new friends was exactly what I needed in my difficult week.

Posted by Kat at September 23, 2005 07:24 PM

Just flitting about the internet visiting the blogs with "sky" photos posted for the contest.

Hi! *waving*

Posted by: Marlene at September 23, 2005 09:47 PM

Aha! I thought I recognized you in the photo over at Stephanie's blog!

Must have been fun - wish I could have gone! I will be going to the Boston Knit Out on Sunday, Oct. 2 - how about you? They're going to have a special place for knit bloggers to check in so we can meet each other.

Posted by: Folkcat at September 23, 2005 11:27 PM

He picked out yarn and then stared a "let's be friends talk?"

Bad. Very bad! I'm glad to hear you successfully exorcized it!

Posted by: Lucia at September 26, 2005 11:53 AM

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