Yesterday, my copy of Stephanie Pearl McPhee's newest book was finally delivered from Amazon. I took a photo of it with Henry, and then started counting the minutes til he and James went to bed so I could read. And starting about 8pm, OH READ I DID.
The shop is about to open here in a few minutes for our once-a-week public hours, so while I'd love to list for you the nineteen things I loved, let's do that later. Though I will admit that the second chapter had me thinking "Yes, THAT, YES!" and by the third I offered to let Joe have the book for a few hours because I knew he would enjoy the book as much as I did (just like he really enjoyed her lecture and getting to know her in December when she was here). I just wanted to share that if you haven't yet gotten a copy for yourself (or someone else b/c this one's for non-knitters as well), please do yourself a favor and do so. Give yourself the gift of a few hours of time when you can relate to someone so well you realize that the world is full of people who probably think like you do and have their own silly quirks and insecurites and if we ever just opened up a tad more, we'd be a lot less lonely and scared. Or, hey, maybe that's just me.
If you aren't familiar yet with the books of Stephanie Pearl McPhee, she also writes on her blog, Yarn Harlot. It's one of the six or so blogs I regularly read and enjoy. She's relatable, knowledgeable about knitting, and downright inspiring. She also has great taste in sock yarn.... we have both been knitting Trekking XXL lately. She posted pictures of her color 550 socks that she knit last month (and we FINALLY have that color back in stock, after it quickly went out the door due to her posts). And she knit color 538 throughout her book tour last week. She posted about that here, here and here. It was really cool to see her taking pictures with our yarn throughout her tour.