Thursday, September 07, 2006

When the Yarn Harlot comes to Town

things are definately cooler. I am still so excited that I got to see and meet the Yarn Harlot. If you get the chance to meet her definately go and do it! I got to hold the sock! Which, of course made my day.


And how did I get this rare honor? Well I spun her a skein of my beaded mohair yarn. I really love this yarn because it always turns out so beautiful. It is also the same yarn that I made for my One Skein Project. I still have probably about 3.5 ounces left that will got to Knot Another Hat in the near future. The picture does not do it justice. I also got a very nice compliment on it from a couple of knitters/spinners that were sitting behind us. Come to find out one of them was Kelley the owner of Knitpicks! How cool is that? Of course I didn't know it at the time, but it is still really cool. You can see her in the background of this group shot of us, just barely. She is the one in lime green. She moved down later to right behind Sarah.

This is all of the girls or as Sarah called us, the knittahs from the sticks (too funny!). From left to right this is Sarah, Me, blogless Jeanine, and Sabrina. This is not the most flattering picture, at least for me, but the girls have other pics up on their blogs. Not to mention that Sarah also got her picture with the sock because she owns a yarn store. This was taken at like 6pm when The Yarn Harlot was suppose to talk to us at 7:30pm. We scoped out the place at 5:30pm and saw that they only had like 70 chairs. What were they thinking? So we grabbed a quick dinner at the nearby pizza place (except for Sabrina who had a cookie & chocolate sundae with fudge and caramel sauce, whipped cream and nuts from Ben & Jerry's). While there we saw Chrissy, which was really awesome. I didn't get a pic, but I think she got one of the group of us. When we were done with dinner we headed back and we got awesome seats that were only 3 rows back. We were really glad we did because by 7pm it was standing room only!


Then Stephanie arrived and she is really funny. I love her books and her blog, but she is even more funny in person. I felt that Stephanie really knew how to talk to us and explained so much about how it feels to be a knitter in a muggle world, with humor of course. We knew entirely what she meant by explaining to muggles about going to see her. Our group gave up and termed it "going to see a very important author to the knitting community." We stopped trying to explain that the Yarn Harlot is really cool and not somehow preverse. Then we fanned the flames of our geekdom by going to The Button Store (the coolest button store ever!) before we went to Powell's. You should have heard Jeanine trying to explain to her friends/family on the phone about how on top of it all we went to a button store! Really I don't think the novelty passes to the rest of the world. So, that was our evening. I really really enjoyed having a night out with the girls and I hope to do it again, hopefully in the near future.

7 comments:

beverly said...

Sounds like a blast...I can't wait until she comes to Granby in Nov. I'm sure she LOVED your handspun...hey, it should be cold enough in November for me to wear my Lavender Sheep scarf to go see the Harlot!!

Sarah said...

Knittahs from the sticks in da house!

Karen said...

You guys are on the Harlot's blog!!!!! Lovely big pictures of you on the blog!!!!!!

msubulldog said...

Stephanie loved your yarn! You recieved accolades on her blog today. :) It is nice to be in a (crowded) room of knitters who get all the jokes, isn't it? *grin* Glad y'all were able to make it in from "the sticks"--it sure was fun!

Kathy said...

OK, now I wish I'd seen your yarn in person - it looks gorgeous from here!

Anne...uk said...

heyyyyy you are on the yarn harlot's blog!!!!!.......i just ordered 2 of her books. One day maybe i will get to meet her too. still don't have a blog, but working on it!!!

knittinmom said...

Look at you with your picture on the Yarn Harlot's blog! How awesome is that? You ladies from HR sure know how to have a good time!