Friday night yielded a welcome distraction from the results of Election of 2016: yarn and a book signing at Hidden River Yarns! Lars Rains, author, knitter and designer, was at the shop for two days to promote his books Presto and Modern Lopi. I knew that I would grabbing copies of the books (because books!) but I did not think that I would be walking out feeling hopeful about using the books and creating.
At the shop I was excited to run into my new friend, Lisa, who lives in the area and showed me the shawl she has been working up. There were other sisters in stitches working on their projects, squishing yarn and matching up colors. The owner, Lisa, was there and she is so welcoming and lovely that I just want to stay in the shop and buy all of the things. And of course, there was Lars.
Lars Rains is a cool dude. He spent time with each person in the shop, talking about his books, explaining technique and assisting people with selection of color. After I purchased my book he spent time walking me through the projects I wanted to start with and actually encouraging me to not let the books languish on my shelves.
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