Wednesday, January 09, 2008

California Bound

Hi Knitters,
Well, it has come quickly. Tomorrow I am on my way to Long Beach for TNNA. This is my first time at this event. I have heard and read so much about it from other knitters and on blogs. It will be fun to see it for myself. I just want to soak in as much as possible. I will bring my trusty camera and I will try not to get my usual blurry travel shots but I can't promise.

I do have fun dinner plans with some very interesting knitters who you all know as well. That should be fun. I am lucky that my wonderful publicist, Jaime, is tagging along with me for the weekend and I love that. It will be great to have a friendly face by my side, plus she knits. What are the odds?

I will be at the Unicorn Books booth for a signing on Saturday at 3:30. Come on by to say hello if you get a chance. Just before me at the same booth is Wenlan Chia aka Twinkle, Louisa Harding, Clara Parkes and Mags Kandis to name a few. The booth is #2053.

I have to pack and most importantly I have to decide what knitting to bring along. I am leaning toward socks only, so small and easy. I have downloaded a couple of new audiobooks onto my ipod for the plane. Sometimes I download a book I have already read and liked. Then I can listen but if I zone out I still know what is going on. Smart thinking for a tired knitter, right? I think that may be a little weird but oh well it's true. You know the other thing is that for audiobooks, even if you love the book, you are at the mercy of the reader. The part that gets rough for me at times is when the reader tries to talk in different voices for the characters. It is especially awful when it is a woman reader trying to talk like a man. It doesn't always work well and when I find that I am cringing while listening it's over. I have learned to take a preview listen before I buy but it doesn't always help. If I enjoy what I hear I'll pass on the titles to you.

Have a good rest of the week.
best, susie
p.s. That's my Yarntini collection from last fall. It just looked so yummy and bright I thought I'd share it again. I am down to only 3 skeins left.