I'm pawing the yarn at Southwest Trading Company (the Tofutsies people), when I bump into someone behind me. I turn to say "Excuse me" and who do I see, but Vicki Howell. Vicki is the reason my older daughter knits. She thinks Vicki is a rock star. It's because of Knitty Gritty that she knits. I mention this to Vicki who tells me about a book signing later in the day and says I should stop by so she can sign a copy of Knit Aid to my daughter. I get the book and autograph. I call home to tell Daughter 1 I met Vicki Howell. She promptly drops the phone and yells, "Mommy met a celebrity".
After my somewhat surreal Yarn Harlot experience on Thursday night, I find myself chatting with Cat Bordhi on Sunday afternoon at one of the booths for a product we both like. Very weird for me.
I got books signed by the Big Girls of More Big Girls Knit. I took classes with Lucy Neatby and Lilly Chin.
And even though they are all knitting celebrities, the knit and purl one stitch at a time just like the rest of us.
How totally cool!