Saturday, December 9, 2006

Progress, and a Non-Event

Just when I thought I had gift knitting well under control, I discovered a serious omission. Can't write more about this one. But I got my out-of-country packages mailed yesterday, so that's a very good feeling. This week will be full of panic and knitterly stress. OK, why should I be any different, in spite of starting holiday knitting in September. Sigh. I'll need more coffee.

There was fun this week. Met Knitdevil and her friend Mehitabel for an SnB lunch on Wednesday; we set a new milestone in our visit to Unwind. None of us bought a single thing. Awesome. Brought DH's wonderful pumpkin cake to my seniors' group and to my Friday SnB pals. It vanished!

And the non-event? Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, the Yarn Harlot herself, was in Burbank for a taping of Knitty Gritty, and no one, NO ONE!, booked her for a signing. My LYSO said she'd tried, but didn't get a response from Stephanie's publisher. The Knit Cafe LYSO, who held Stephanie's signing last year, seemed indifferent to the question, let alone doing anything. Grrrrr! Per Stephanie's blog, she was walking around Burbank yesterday! There were no reported sightings. How could this happen???

9 comments:

Madge said...

I had great fun on Wednesday!

Congrats on getting your packages mailed. And good luck with the rest of your gifts. All I can say is: gift cards. *smile*

sopranospinner said...

I invited her for coffee via her blog TWICE but got no response! Whining now...

Vamanta said...

The poor Unwind people must have been very sad when you left empty-handed. LOL.

Cindy G said...

Didn't buy anything at Unwind? Don't know if I should congratulate you, or feel your forhead for signs of a fever....
Good luck with the pre-Christmas knitting push.

jayne said...

I've heard that Stephanie is a lot of fun. Urban Yarns had her out last year (I wasn't in the know back then), and it was a good time. Maybe next time.

What? Panic knitting before Christmas? I still say to Go for the special teas or coffees or chocolates or anything but high stress knitting. Who needs that?

PS. YES! I did get your email. :) :) :)

Sandra said...

So, CBM, come visit us in Canada, and we'll make sure to arrange a private meeting with you and Steph! Food included!
I'm well aware of the last minute Chrsitmas rush - right in the middle of ot...

Grace Yaskovic said...

i know she was with Annie Modesitt for the Knitty show and Annie was scheduled to be at Unwind, sort of a shame she didn't tag along.

Lisa W. said...

well, maybe the harlot needed some "unwind" time herself? who knows. but it would have been fun to do a meet and greet or something. i'm hearing you loud and clear about the holiday knitting frenzy. i tried to knit on the sweater i started a few weeks ago for ME..and severely messed up the pattern within 2 rows...and proceeded to knit for another hour before realizing my mistake...ripriprip....and back to the mindless holiday knits i go. but, i'm with Jayne...Barnes & Noble gift certificate and homemade bread; a lovely soup in a clear sealed jar, or sweets are always appreciated. Have a great week and undither yourself already!

Mary Tess said...

And Franklin was walking around Santa Monica the weekend before but I didn't see him anywhere.