I am glad though that I was back to routine enough by Wednesday to attend a great, local, knitterly event. Meaford library routinely hosts 'author talks'. Living in an area much sought after by retirees means many, highly-educated, experts-in-their-field, even world-famous people now call this area home. And because they are retired they give of their knowledge, time and expertise for little or no monetary compensation.
Thus, in the library's series of author talks, I have listened to an author who wrote for the New York Times, one who had his own TV show, one who wrote for the Toronto Star, one who worked for the CBC, one who is a syndicated columnist and the list goes on.
But the best - for knitterly greatness - was the author we heard last Wednesday. The library hosted Deb Gemmell. Her topic was "What Can You Do With A Basic Top- Down?"
The crowd begins to gather.
She showed us the Chunky adult sweater that used the same pattern numbers as the fine-yarn, baby sweater. And finally she showed us the miracle of bust darts. Deb's own un-vention for easy, hidden, no-short-rows-required, bust darts. It was amazing to see how much better the fit when ladies' sweaters have more room in the front! Now why did that take so long to figure out?
Following the talk, we followed Deb over to Purrsonally Yours, Meaford's LYS. There, generous Isabel had laid out trays of crackers and cheese and fruit with dip.
What a great day! Thank you Meaford Library and thank you Deb.