I have been composing this post in my head for the better part of today as I've been running errands, getting ready for the event, attending J2's first little league game of the season, etc. I even took a couple of cool pictures to share, as teasers. . . . .
Before posting, I decided to see how things went at SPM's Chicago event last night. I knew she was having some weather issues - I spoke with Amy at Storey mid-afternoon yesterday and she shared what was going. I never, in a million years, thought things would turn out as they did. I just logged onto the Harlot's blog and in matter of seconds thought I was going to throw-up. SHE NEVER MADE IT TO CHICAGO!! No event, no Harlot. I am sick for her, I am sick for the owner of Nana's Knitting Shop - the planning, the work and quite honestly the expense that goes into an event like this is beyond words. Then there are the knitters, who have all been so kind and understanding in the comments, but for sure were all heartbroken. I can only imagine how Stephanie must have felt, sitting at Pearson, as the realization that she was not going to make the event began to become a reality. There are no words.
So, I feel as if I really can't be all rah-rah excited right now (well, I am excited, but I feel it inappropriate to gloat).
For anyone who has not read the email we sent out, the Ravelry posts I've made (and got in trouble for posting the same thing in three different forums - oh well) OR the information on our website, please go here so you know what's happening tomorrow.
The one thing I have to share with you all is this - I saw it this morning as I went to the bank:
The folks at the Calvin wouldn't indulge me last year and I insisted on it this year - threatening them with me on a ladder, with a big Sharpie, in the middle of the night. I guess they took me seriously.
See you all tomorrow - it's going to be an absolute blast.