I was sitting at a film, knitting while waiting for the event to start. The gentleman next to me inquired what I was knitting, and I told him it was a shawl, and showed him the picture on the pattern of the candle-flame design.
He: A good friend of mine has become really well known around the world as a knitting expert.
Me: Oh really?
He: Yes, maybe you've heard of her? Nancy Bush
Me: (have I heard of her? have I heard of her???? but I'm so cool and just say,) I have her books
He: In fact we just had dinner with them the other week. I grew up with her.
Me: (I pull my foot up from the darkness so he can see my Lost Lornas and say) She designed these socks!
He went on to tell me a little about her, nothing that isn't already in the common Nancy Bush lore, how she just travels the world looking at yarn, how she had the foresight to close down the physical shop Wooly West and just go online.
When will it be my job to travel the world, looking at yarn...
In Candle Flame news, I've finished 3 repeats and am 15 inches into it.