In my house, anyway. Get one for yours!
My copy of the book arrived in the mail and it is really a fun, attractive book. Not just because my mittens are on the cover, either. There is a wonderful blanket pattern from the log cabin-crazed Mason Dixon Knitting women, Fussy Cuts, that is on my list for sure. Ruth Marshall’s knitted reproductions of animal skins put my Tiger Hat to shame. When things slow down a teeny bit, I’m going to have a drawing for a book and a yarn pack for the mittens, so stay tuned.
I’ve been working my real job like a fool this month. Somehow, work keeps me missing out on all the knitting fun. I was in Portland for work the week before Sock Summit. I was just in Los Angeles the week before Vogue Knitting Live. Oh, well. I did see the stars heading to the Emmys at the Staples Center, which was right next door to my hotel. I didn’t recognize anyone but it was fun to watch all the action. And I have to say about LA in general – sisters, what’s with those shoes?
I have never seen such high heels on everyday office workers. I mentioned this to one of the locals, asking how women walk in them. She assured me, “This is LA. We don’t walk anywhere.” I had hoped to spend some time reading and blogging in my hotel room, but since September is the month of all my deadlines, I spent that time preparing my PowerPoint presentation for my session. (Job counting, anyone?) I am not a fan of PowerPoint. For those who don’t work in an office environment and are not bombarded with it constantly, consider yourselves lucky. (I know you can’t read these slides, but…) Other presenters just stand there and read from the slides. I can read, thanks, talk to me. So, I made a little slide to slip into my presentation:
I was told by a few people that they wanted to nominate my presentation for best PowerPoint of the conference. Another young woman told me “That was so DORKY. I loved it.” Dorky is closer to the truth, for sure. At least I get to knit during these sessions. I’m currently knitting to a deadline, which is not my favorite thing.
I donate a knitted item to the scholarship silent auction every year at this conference, and it always makes me happy to see how much people like the item, and a little sad that they never go for enough money. This year the lace stole in Madelinetosh Laceweight went for $60. Sigh. At least someone I like very much won it for his wife.