Plucky, Plucky, Plucky
I went to the Madision Knitters Guild Knit In yesterday - they were sporting a fabulous vendor list as well as the Yarn Harlot! My husband has been traveling abroad for work for the past week, so I had to find someone to watch my kids because I absolutely had to get to the vendors, if nothing else. I had to meet The Plucky Knitter!
I got there and went directly to her booth. I made sure to get there early and brought my life savings. Okay, not really - but I had saved up for this trip - giving myself all sorts of permissions to spend too much money - because seriously, when do you get an opportunity to shop at Sarah's shop?! And she teased there would be sweater quantities! I also had my knitting penpal, Christine's shopping list. I called her from behind the Plucky sign to verify that I had covered my bases too - I think I stuttered, I was so flustered with all of the Plucky fumes.
I was so excited to meet Sarah in person, she is as sweet and down to earth as she comes accross on her blog. She shared the story of her great-great grandmother making the beautiful dress on the dress form in her booth (I tried that sweater on even). I was so touched by her love for her family, I mean she had just met me and told me how wonderful her family is - gotta love that in a person. Her booth just glowed - her fun colorways are a delight - and to see it all...I wanted to throw all of the skeins on the floor and lay in them - ah. I was a little overwhelmed.
I ended up with 5 skeins of Early Light MCN Worsted and sent my non-knitting sister back for more later on...I'm that crazy lady, you know the one. I really want to make a Silver Belle - and if I am going to invest the time on all of those cables it seems worth it to me to invest the money in a yarn I will love to knit. My sister said she thought she would burst into flames among the throng of the crafty people, to say nothing about it being on the grounds of a Catholic Church, em *wink*.
I also scored several other skeins of MCN Worsted and checked off Christine's list. By 9:30 a.m. I felt like a rockstar getting all of that loot without f5-ing even once. Thank you, Sarah, for making the trip to Madison, and being as nice in person as you are in blogland! And for having the best shoes that I think I have ever seen!