No posts in a month? For shame, Bridget. FOR. SHAME. Lisa lectured me briefly at CONsole Room, the Doctor Who convention here in Minneapolis, so here I am.
What have we missed? Fiber Fest 2014 was crazy and exhausting. I got to spend time with some rock star knitters…and internationally-known teachers. I also ran down to Texas for a day to visit my in-laws and see husband’s brother get married to a really awesome lady (who is apparently just as lazy about blogging as I am). I played a little soccer with my niece, stayed up late watching movies with my brother-in-law’s wife, and just generally had a great time. It was too short and I look forward to going back, hopefully sooner rather than later.
I dropped by Wizard World Con on a whim and wandered around a little, scoping out the merch and “researching” for CONsole Room. It just so happens I was there on the same day as Nathan Fillion and I just happened to have a skein of Browncoat in my bag. I almost didn’t get in his autograph line but it was the end of the day and the line was shockingly short…so I just had to. He signed a picture for me and then I ninja snuck the Browncoat onto the signing table. Nathan was really impressed with the color and asked to take a picture of it (squee moment: a little piece of me exists on Nathan Fillion’s phone). In exchange, I got him to autograph it for me.
After Fiber Fest and My Day In Texas, I had a little time to get reacquainted with my sewing machine. It was a successful encounter and left me with some goods to sell at the StevenBe booth at CONsole Room! I have a few left and they’ll be up on my site for sale very soon.
CONsole Room was a blast. We were between Nerdy Needles Knitting and Geekiana in the center of the Dealer’s Room: perfect placement and fantastic neighbors. The new yarns were loved up (there are a bunch of new ones from Wild Hare and Three Irish Girls and they’ll be up on the StevenBe website soon) and I think we recruited a lot of new knitters. They have no idea what they’re in for. I was in a panel with Calvin from Nerdy Needles Knitting and Pam, the mother of the organizer and we got to talk about knitting, yarn, needles, fiber, and fandom. I love all of these things and it was so exciting to get to talk to people who were interested.