It was a fun evening and we had a chance to chat before the doors opened to customers (and fans). On my way to the store I called my knitting sister and told her she was the only one in our family who would understand the import of the evening...she got it. I considered going all "fan girl" and bringing in my Norah Gaughan Volumes 1 and 3 (3 is the best!) and Knitting Nature but held back and decided to just enjoy meeting her.
Norah was talking about how her Kaari pattern that was free for a limited time went viral (even though it was from Volume 1 and had been out for ages). This lead to my telling her about my Boxing Day Mittens experiment.
I had the chance to peruse the Vol 16 collection which was in a range of blues. One of the items I thought was a capelet - turns out it was a skirt. Another woman thought the same thing and put it on that way - guess what? It is an amazing capelet and creative minds were flying on what yarns to use, how to make it a bit bigger, etc. I'm now thinking I need to design a capelet.
A few photos from the night - the one of the two ladies smiling for the camera is Andra Asars (our Berroco rep) with Norah. Andra is amazing - she is full of energy, creativity and a passion for her job.