We made it there and it was great, Although I forgot my camera. Allie was the only younger person there, I would say the youngest age other then Allie was 18 or so. It was a huge turn out, about 120 people. It was alot of fun, she spoke for about 1.5 hours and everyone laughed until we had tears in our eyes. The Ladies at the guild were amazing, one of the Ladies (unfortunatly we didn’t get a chance to be properly introduced, it was like being at a rock stars concert), grabbed Allie and guided her directly to Stephanie so she could be one of the first to get her book signed as it was well past Allies bedtime by the time the lecture ended. Stephanie was very nice in person, encouraged Allie, spoke to her for a moment, and signed her book with “Obsession is normal”. My MIL who is what Stephanie referred to as a muggle (non knitting folk) had a great time, and finally understood what the excitement was about. Needless to say Allie still woke up this morning, running around the house with her priceless signed edition of knitting rules, confessing that Iam a knitting geek just like Stephanie and that is sooo cool.
Sorry about the long winded entry. If anyone ever gets a chance to see her, make sure you go, it is so worth it, just leave early to get a seat as they also under estimate the size of her following…lol