The NYS Sheep and Wool Festival at Rhinebeck was so much fun yesterday! I wasn't expecting much because lots of times I just sit alone at a book signing. But boy, were the people there. I met so many of you who read my blog and other bloggers. It was just so nice to put faces with the blog names and meaningless stat numbers! I thank everyone who came and said hi. It really was great to meet each and every person. And thank you to Scott Meyer and Merritt Books for hosting the event.
We had one little box of Kristin Knits books and blew through them early in the day. The rest of the day I talked to knitters, husbands, and kids. It was so busy I didn't get a chance to talk to the other authors who were visiting which was sad. When you do these things, you're supposed to meet the people and I take it pretty seriously. Missed opportunities though to network with other writers! I also didn't have a minute to walk around and had to wait to see a live sheep until I got home late last night!
Saturday night I went to Morehouse Farm in Red Hook for their annual party. The store is so beautifully merchandised and it was packed with knitters. I'm glad I got to visit it because sadly I heard from Albrecht that they are closing the shop and going to concentrate on their on-line business.
It was so great to see lots of old friends and meet some new ones - especially Woolamena the Sheep. Seriously, Woolamena, aka Millie Bankert, is a dear friend of mine. She even knit a pair of socks for the new book. It was a bit disconcerting talking to a sheep and trying to catch up with our lives so we will have to have a phone conversation soon!