Indeed, in retrospect, we had. Back when the conference was first held in Manchester (in 2004 I think) we had decided to trek out and visit the Patterworks store (Patternworks used to be in Poughkeepsie, NY, before being sold and moved to NH). We didn't stop for any yarn shopping; there would be plenty of opportunity once the Vendor's Market opened...
We had a fantastic time shopping and returned to the hotel late in the evening. Dee Jr. claiming he wasn't tired and wanting to utilize his new laptop decided he'd join me in the lobby for some cro-celebrity sightings while I snuck in some stitches. I signed into my Twitter account and let him tweet every time he recognized someone from the crochet world:
12:12 AM Jul 7th via web @WoolMountain spotted!!
12:12 AM Jul 7th via web .Dee Jr. tweeting... Melanie Mays spotted!!
11:51 PM Jul 6th via web .Dee Jr. tweeting... Doris Chan (designer) spotted!!
11:47 PM Jul 6th via web .@CrwKnitWear spotted!! (Karen)
11:12 PM Jul 6th via web .@RebecaVelasquez spotted!!
11:11 PM Jul 6th via web .Dee Jr. tweeting... NAncy Smith spotted
11:06 PM Jul 6th via web .Dee Jr. tweeting... Lily Chin (designer) spotted
11:03 PM Jul 6th via web .Dee Jr. tweeting... Amy Shelton (founder of Crochetville) spotted!!
11:01 PM Jul 6th via web .Dee Jr. tweeting... Tammy Hildebrand spotted!!
10:57 PM Jul 6th via web .Dee Jr. tweeting... Marty Miller (president of the CGOA) spotted!!
Dee Jr.'s last Tweet of the evening read:
12:56 AM Jul 7th via web was fun chillin' in the lobby, meeting new peeps & (mom) getting some stitch work done. 8:30 arrives early; calling it a nite.
I think he did an excellent job!
Tomorrow would be an "all day-er" ... I was greatly looking forward to attending Professional Development Day, having lunch with the Professionals, and later taking an evening class.