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We have a knitting celebrity in Vancouver!

It is my great pleasure to introduce you to Betsy McCarthy, an author (“Knitted Socks”)

and avid sock knitter… Last month Betsy was interviewed by Jane Pauley for The Today Show, which aired this morning… the cameras followed her around her home, her neighborhood and all the way to Tacoma, WA for the Madrona Fiber Festival. (this in turn caused me to follow her to Madrona as well). Betsy gave up the corporate world for a more relaxed knitting world. There's additional information on the AARP website as well. I’ve had the pleasure to get to know Betsy through a local knit group. She’s a soft-spoken, wise lady with a wonderful love for knitting…

Well going to Madrona was another story in itself… I had a blast, spent a lot of money and met some wonderful knitters from around the Northwest.. (big shout out to the ladies in Ellensburg! - we hung out at a table knitting - and met many other wonderful ladies at the same time) I came home much poorer, with lots of fiber, dyes and an unbelievable amount of ideas… I’ll show you later when there’s some completed projects to show. If you haven't been to a fiber festival before, you’ll have to check it out… bring your knitting – it’s the best time to connect with new friends…

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Comment by Sewcrazy aka Sharon Kill on March 10, 2010 at 9:26am
Oh what a wonderful segment! I am so glad you had a great time. Thank you for posting your adventure. Now I have another book to get! Yea!
Comment by Amy Green on March 10, 2010 at 6:24am
Wow! Thanks for sharing Kim. I would love to be able to make my living just by knitting. Maybe one day I can move up north and go to work for
Comment by Tara Addesa on March 9, 2010 at 10:50pm
Wow can't believe You posted this today I JusT Saw that Interview this Morning with Jane Pauley who said She'll be doing this feature segment Once a month .. Noticed Betsy gave up a 6 figure a year job to do this and said she's thrilled she did and omg does she Everrr Knit those SockS Fast lol she was making me dizzy Knitting That Fast .., I'm definitely a Pleasure Knitter that would make me an absolute wreck to Knit ThaT Fast .. Otherwise a Very Sweet Lady who fell head over for Knitting :))) was an Excellent piece Jane did a Great Job & Betsy Lovess to Do Book Signings (showed her at signings) She adores getting out to meet & greet :)))
Comment by cherylbwaters on March 9, 2010 at 9:26pm
Thanks, Kim, it was wonderful to see Betsy McCarthy's success story. Just goes to show success is not always about making money. ♥c
Comment by Peggy Stuart on March 9, 2010 at 6:54pm
I love this book! --P
Comment by wendy on March 9, 2010 at 5:27pm
Wow, this was very interesting and enjoyable!
Comment by thepinksheep on March 9, 2010 at 4:46pm
This was one of the very first sock books I purchased. Great patterns in it!
Comment by Susan the Blue Lake Knitter on March 9, 2010 at 2:06pm
Kim, Thanks, that was wonderful! So good to hear from someone who really helps knitters. --S
Comment by Kim on March 9, 2010 at 1:46pm
Susan... click on the link for The Today Show (or the aarp)... the interview is on the web...
Comment by Susan the Blue Lake Knitter on March 9, 2010 at 1:45pm
This was the book that I used to learn to knit socks. Betsy has so many wonderful little tips and tricks. And all of the socks are super simple to understand - containing step by step instructions. I wish I would have known about the interview, I would have watched! --S

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