Friday, April 13, 2012


It's always nice when you can curl up with your knitting, a cup of tea and a really good book.  Now imagine how great it would be if you could nestle in with your knitting and listen to the author of that really good book!  Well, that's what we did last night, and it was absolutely delightful!

Some of the ladies waiting for the yummy dinner before the presentation.

Being the bold and sassy women that we are, our knitting troup took the auditorium by storm and we quickly filled up the first two rows, front and center, and promptly started knitting on our socks, sweaters and shawls, which truly pleased Ann Hood,  She squealed with joy, clapping her hands as she said, "Look at the knitters!!  I love it!" And with that, she came to our group and spoke to us for about ten minutes before the presentation began.  It just reinforces the notion that knitting is a medium that binds us together.

Ann was witty and funny and she spoke with eloquence and ease.  In about forty-five minutes she strolled with us through poignant stages of her life, giving us a glimpse of her moments of joy and moments of grief and desperation.  She shared stories about her daughter and how that great loss impacted her life.  Mostly,Ann insprired me with her ability to be hopeful even when things seem like they can't get any worse.  It truly was a night to remember.

Of course, we all gathered at the end of the presentation to get our books signed and chat some more with this fabulous woman.

What a wonderful way to spend the evening!  We would definitely go see her again, and we look forward to reading her next book.  Please treat yourselves and get any one of  her books!  You won't be disappointed! Bravo, Ann!!

Have a wonderful day, my fiber friends!

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