I went out to the DKC meeting last night to hear Laura Chau of cosmicpluto/ Lettuce Knit fame speak. Laura’s website is here: http://www.cosmicpluto.com/blog/. I really wanted to hear Laura’s talk because she’s a young, successful designer/ blogger. She was so articulate, and honest about her craft & experiences. Really great job Laura! She even delivered a slide show! DKC did a good thing in inviting her to speak. Probably the most exciting thing was hearing her story of moving from hobby knitting to publishing her own designs. I mean, there were parallels there!!
I also loved speaking with Laura after her presentation. She was very generous in answering my question because it was pretty personal. Wishing her all that’s good:)
Not knowing a soul is no longer mortifying. I had sock yarn, and needles & that helped with the shyness. Of course, tripping over a step garnered some attention – so much for the stealth approach to life… There is, however, an up-side. I tripped right under the nose of Stephanie Pearl McPhee aka Yarn Harlot http://www.yarnharlot.ca/blog/ (or yes, her look-alike). What’s better than making the Yarn Harlot laugh?!?
Also having some news on the job front. One does need to eat – and rip out oooold carpeting – but returning to work… seriously?
The lead-up to the DKC experience was great too. A favourite cousin treated me to lunch – at the AGO no less! We had talked about getting together for such a long time, and it was such a blast. I also got to take in the museum – my 1st trip post-renovation. I have to say it’s beautiful. Beautiful even from the street (yes, I’m comparing to the ROM…) So, it’s the middle of March Break now. I expected Moms and young kids but was surprised to see whole groups of teenagers walking the floors! Gotta love Torontonians:)
Back to the new sock: I planned to move to sock version 2.0. The rush to have a portable project is making this one plain jane. It’s navy blue superwash yarn, which isn’t helping. I have a plan to use my leftover Araucania but it’s a vague plan at best right now. Will work on jazzing the sockie up.