[insert casual conversation voice] Hey, guess what I did today? I hung out with Annie Modesitt. [end voice]
I know! I’m floored, too!!!
Annie is busy traveling throughout New England during this week, teaching classes and giving talks, and I was really touched that she made the time to meet me, to knit with me, to talk to me, to let me pick her brain. Although our chatting was extremely casual (Annie is very warm and friendly – it was easy), I feel I learned so much while spending time with her, and that now I have a much more complete picture of her as a person – a knitwear designer with a car full of yarn, a wonderful family, a passion for history, and a dislike of raw tomatoes.
She even used the very computer responsible for bringing you this blog entry!
And that’s all and everything I hoped for in meeting Annie. I mean, she is the reason I still knit today, and I admire her creativity and cleverness wholeheartedly – I consider myself truly lucky to have even met her. Thank you, again, for everything!
I also met Annie’s copy editor for Cheaper Than Therapy – hi, Lissy! Nice to meet you, great restaurant recommendation – and I handed off the soon-to-be-felted dog bed (goodbye for now, can’t wait to see you in the book).
Not much knitting was accomplished, I was too fixated on what Annie was telling me, and on her amazingly fast knitting – it’s SO fast, I’ve never seen anything like it!
And now I’m just exhausted…
Eight exclamation points.