Calling All Geeks
August 13, 2003
One of the things we got with our Rowan Mag 34 was the handy dandy, eagerly awaited ‘Kaffe Fassett and Brandon Mably Schedule’ for October and November. It seems they are going to many LYS and quilting shops in the boondocks, where they will spread the word of colour, fabulous colour and devoting one’s life and strength to knitting no fewer than 28 shades of it at a time.
Well! The very first entry is that Kaffe will be signing books at Colorful Stitches in Lenox, Massachusettes on October 5 & 7. This is one of my favorite LYS. They’re not all that nice to you (it seems that’s a rule in the LYS Handbook), but compared to the cramped stores here, it’s gigantic. The selection! The sample garments! The light and space! 2 levels of it! Plus Aunt Ruth lives there and I have been meaning to visit and do an Ann-style hack job on the extra-long arms I made on her Winter Flower. So I’m wondering, would it be too geeky to stand in line to get my copy of Kaffe’s new book signed by the Master Himself??
Before you decide, let me disclose that in the early 90s I waited in a very long line in a Barnes and Noble for a glimpse of Ken Branagh. Ahh. He was so cute then. So the readings on my personal geek-o-meter are pretty high. Should I stay or should I go? Love, Kay