A quick word about seeing the Yarn Harlot last week. Some other folks have written quite well about it already (as well as what The Harlot said herself, including the nasty weather for the drive home).
The Heathen Housewife, of sock yarn blanket fame, has some links to the singing. Apparently singing in Minnesota has become a bit of a tradition due to a misprint one year about "the book singing," so ever since that first "book sing"it has improved.
We had a lot of fun seeing old friends and making new ones (among others), having a big "knitter's dinner meet-up" beforehand. Well worth the trip, even with the icky snowstorm on the way home.