Or rather I would be if I weren't working 60 hour weeks right now.
Thank you to all the kind comments from the folks the bounced over from Stephanie's Blog.
I have spent a mini fortune at The Woolie Ewe since I've been here. It is a nice shop and the people that work there are very friendly but I admit to feeling way out of my element there.
I haven't been to the Shabby Sheep yet, but I'm working on that. I did hit Holley's Yarn Shoppe a few weeks ago and they were really nice to me as well. (Ok I didn't hit it, I paid for my purchases, promise).
A few people in the area have commented on the last post and I hope to get un-shy enough to take them up on their offers. For those just catching up (the old timers are laughing their butts off at the un-shying statement), it took me almost 6 months to work up the courage to go to the knit group back in Santa Rosa 4 years ago, and even though I've never regretted it, it was still hard to do. Complete and abject fear at meeting new people. Panic attack city.
I just tell people that Rosemary made me. ;-) And for those of you that love her patterns and pins, she is super sweet in person and just really really nice.
One of the main reasons I have a hard time meeting new people is my hearing. Most people get frustrated at having to repeat themselves and when you are trying to make friends, the last thing you want to do is annoy them right off the bat.
The local ladies that were at the book signing were perhaps also wondering who I was because I had a reserved seat. And given how late I got it, someone probably had to be moved for me to get that seat. So while I'm grateful to my friend Roger for calling the bookstore and making sure they could accommodate my hearing impairment (I usually just suffer in silence - no pun intended hehe), when I saw where they put me I was both thrilled (because I'd be able to see Stephanie - if I can see you I can hear you more easily - or rather read lips more easily) and terrified because I figure I sure wasn't making any friends with that maneuver.
So if someone had to move for me to get that seat, I am truly sorry.