I'd like to thank The Knitting Tree and Jackie Shanahan for a lovely afternoon in her beautiful little shop. She has great display areas in the shop and we took full advantage. She has whipped that store into a treat of a spot. It is adorable in there.
I lugged in (really my sister lugged in) my enormous suitcase filled with itty bitty things and we went to town pulling out every single project from the book. I have to be a bit more selective for my travels because it is a lot to carry but I will try and bring as much as possible. I think it is so fun to see the actual knitted samples from a book in person. I still remember being in New York City a couple of springs ago and getting to see the projects from Leigh Radford's One Skein being displayed at Purl. That was wonderful.
It is interesting for me to see what people gravitate towards. You never know what project will be the one that draws the most attention once people start knitting from the book. In itty bitty hats it was definitely the upside down daisy hat. Who knew?
Well, I saw a couple of knitting friends I hadn't seen for quite awhile which was great. I met some new knitters who were lovely and I got to catch up with Jackie. Jackie sent me home with a huge bouquet of flowers and she helped me load up my suitcase in the car. Thank you for everything, Jackie.
I especially love my sister who helped me set up and stayed for a bit. She is ever the supporter and she is filled with love. I wish I could bring her everywhere I go.
See you in Minnesota!
p.s. I never like to complain but I am having some lower back problems (thus my sister dragging my suitcase around) so if you see me struggling along with my bags and you offer to help me out just know I will probably take you up on it! Ugh. I am hoping the back pain disappears as the tour goes on.