The wonderful ladies at A Mano Yarn Center literally raised the bar once again. Friday night we had the opportunity to attend a reading by the author of Knitting Under The Influence by Claire LaZebnik. There are 5 drinks noted in the back of the book with knit reference names. A Mano graciously supplied the drinks and the crowd was very happy as we all knit while listening to the prose read by Ms LaZebnik herself.
Dusk on Friday evening in the Venice Beach area. It's hard to believe that a few hours earlier we were Sun knitting south of Laguna Beach. ( see previous post) The rainbows are a nice diversion from all the bad drivers when it rains in L.A.
As the evening wore on we all had a chance to ask questions of the author and chat amongst ourselves. She did something that was quite a nice bonus, she handed out measuring tapes with the books name on it to all of us attending the event and personally signed copies for us. I had a copy autographed to my Secret Pal and got an extra tape for her as well.
For the price of two books she posed for a pic with Mr. Twisted
Lot's of liquor and non-alcoholic drinks for those of us driving,
a store full of inspiring yarn, great conversation and knitting. Life is good
Our gracious Host's and fibernistas Annette & Shannita in the background. We do wish you were a bit closer to us but it's always worth the 60 mile round trip to attend your fabulous events. Thank you !!
Before the event slowed too much the store owners announced a special discount till the store closed as thanks for the participation in the event, "Danger, Will Robinson". That's all it took for us to grow the stash and pickup a couple items for my Secret Pal.
New Royal Ball winder for my secret pal Shhhhhhhhhh!
7 hanks (1512 yards) of Malabrigo Azul Bolita Merino Yarn
Some Karabella Chameleon for Mrs Twisted.
70% merino 20% silk and 10% cashmere... so soft!