Better Late ....
This is the gang before we headed onto the street car. Look at Michelle's sweater. Isn't it great? I am in awe. I don't think I could ever knit anything like that. Colour knitting just isn't my thing.
Of course, you do realize, it is impossible for me to go to The Purple Purl and leave empty handed. Aside from these great purple purl necklaces that Miko and Jennifer gave to everyone, I also bought my first skein of Noro sock yarn. I can pretty well guarantee this won't be my last skein. The skein wouldn't photograph very well so this is the best I could get.
The Skydiggers were the opening act. They are really good. This is the first time I heard them and I have to look into getting a CD.
Rachel H. gave out the prizes for the scavenger hunt. If I didn't have to work that day I would have tried to participate but I don't have the kind of job where I can just take time off whenever I feel like it.
As everyone hummed while the Skydiggers did their exit, Stephanie came out to cheers. Stephanie was hilarious, as she always is. Unfortunately, I didn't make it to the pub afterwards because as I said I live in the east end and travel home is an hour and I was exhausted so I opted to go home. One of these days I am going to go to a signing or launch and actually get to the after party. This is the second time I missed it.
Of course you can't go to a Yarn Harlot book launch without any knitting. This is what I have on the needles at the moment. It's the Monkey socks done toe up. They could be Los Monos Locos but it has the purl stitches in there and the Los Monos Locos do not. So I am just going to say they are upside down Monkey socks. The yarn is Jawoll Cotton. I am using 2.25mm needles because the Los Monos Locos I did with 2mm needles seemed to be a bit snug around the ankle. I am almost to the cuff. The yardage on this yarn is a little less than I am used to. It is going to be interesting to see how high I can go for the leg before I start knitting the ribbing. This sock should be done by tomorrow.