Went to see a talk by an author who writes....knitting humor. Author Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, a.k.a. "the Yarn Harlot". There were SEVEN HUNDRED knitters present! It took place in a hidden theater in Virginia Highlands that you enter by going through the entrance of the Ben and Jerry's (Starbucks used to be there too, but is now gone). I could not make this stuff up.
below: part of the line waiting to get in; it took an hour to get seated, even though I arrived early. You should have seen the cars going down Highland Ave. staring at the line of people waiting to get in...most of them, standing there knitting.
It's true. A 3 level theater, filled with knitters. 700 knitters.
the Yarn Harlot...
people knitting while standing up, with their yarn in bags that they are holding.