Thank you, Stephanie!
Friday May 02nd 2008, 11:11 am
Filed under: "Wrapped in Comfort",Amaryllis,Friends

Another amaryllis opened up yesterday!Remember the twins? They were triplets!  The last blossom opened yesterday.

I hadn’t bought Stephanie Pearl-McPhee‘s latest book yet because I wanted to get over to Kepler’s to support my local bookstore. Then she announced she was going to be in San Mateo at the Maker Faire tomorrow, and I pictured a mad scramble of knitters across the Bay Area looking for copies for her to sign.

Jasmin scored me one at Borders and brought it to Purlescence last night, after checking and finding out our Purl Girls were out. Thank you, Jasmin!  Nathania did her part: she waved some new Casbah at me in the most exquisite shade of deep teal, just to make sure I’d have a good portable project for knitting while waiting for Stephanie.

So. I went home, I sat down with Stephanie’s book, and I didn’t go to bed till I’d finished it. I went to bed laughing and knowing exactly what I was going to be blogging about today.Stephanie’s book and mine

If you go to page 33 of my own book, “Wrapped in Comfort,” I describe running back to the (late, lamented) Rug and Yarn Hut after finding I was short for the project pictured here. Immediately after they opened for the day, there I was, throwing the door open and yelling across the long expanse to Kat, the only person in there just then, “Nobody touch that alpaca! It’s MINE!!!”

Kat will be telling that one on me for years.

So here I was, blissfully minding my own business, reading Stephanie’s book, and suddenly burst out laughing. On page 153, she warns her readers not to dither about that 50% off alpaca or Alison would “swoop it up with the precision of a strike missile.” Note that most of the projects in my book are in baby alpaca. Yes, I’m not the only Alison she knows, but I am totally claiming that page for my own with great glee. Why yes, I do have an ego.

Stephanie, you’re wonderful. Now, how long since you wrote that sentence have you been waiting for me to read it!

(I told you I had an ego!)

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Ah-ha! The Knitting Glitterati makes cute in-jokes to each other in their books. I am so envious! 🙂

Comment by Susan 05.02.08 @ 12:50 pm

Beautiful bloom, just takes my breath away!

How funny… I laughed throughout the book also, she’s exceptional, eh?

Comment by marianne 05.02.08 @ 1:38 pm

i am totally going to have to go back and re-read that page, it will have much more meaning and mirth to me now!

Comment by marti 05.02.08 @ 2:26 pm

Ihave missed so much!beautiful flowers, beautiful yarn, dyeing. Lots of eye candy. How wonderful you are in Stephanie’s book.

Comment by Vicki 05.02.08 @ 2:26 pm

If I run into you tomorrow Alison will you sign my copy of your book too? Pretty Please?

If you need to get out of the sun at all tomorrow please let me know and I’ll let you into the RV. We’ll be there tonight through Sunday morning outside Gate E in space 7.

Email me and I’ll send you my cell number if you want.

Comment by Tiny Tyrant 05.02.08 @ 2:27 pm

I would be thrilled and flattered to sign books tomorrow! Thank you! And it turns out Stephanie will be speaking inside, so I can go! The Maker Faire folks promised to whisk me out of the line and out of the sun.

Comment by AlisonH 05.02.08 @ 3:41 pm

Nothing like a little shout-out to make your day, eh?

Comment by Carol 05.02.08 @ 4:40 pm

It is a well earned ego. 🙂

Comment by Sonya 05.02.08 @ 8:27 pm

what a fantastic post, I am so glad this little bit of happiness came your way!

Comment by grace 05.02.08 @ 8:58 pm

Take a little ol’ bow, Alison! Your fans are applauding. 🙂 It’s nice when good humor is appreciated! And bless the Maker Faire folks for havin’ a heart!

Comment by Toni Smoky-Mountains 05.03.08 @ 6:37 am

Have a great time – you’re a celebrity!

Comment by Amanda 05.03.08 @ 7:51 am

If I had only known you would be there! My sister Marilyn could have brought my book for you to sign. She is bringing 2 of YH’s latest for her to sign. I am so jealous she can see you all. The Chicago trip got rained out this year…………..Have a wonderful time today.

Comment by Melanie Zahara 05.03.08 @ 9:10 am

How funny! You have quite an alpaca grabbing reputation!

Comment by Momo Fali 05.03.08 @ 10:13 am

That’s hysterical. Say hi to Stephanie for me.

Comment by Lene 05.03.08 @ 12:29 pm

Have a ball – can’t wait to hear all about it!

Comment by rho 05.03.08 @ 10:08 pm

I had read your book before I got and read Stephanie’s and was wondering if that was from you 🙂 I was laughing from both the pictures in my mind (1 from each book) of you your hair wild throwing open that door and hollering about the Alpaca!

Comment by Danielle from SW MO 05.05.08 @ 5:45 am

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