Thursday, September 07, 2006

Something Harlot This Way Comes...

Last night Amanda and I rode together across town to see the Yarn Harlot (Stephanie Pearl-McPhee) speak at Powell's bookstore. Chrissy got there before us and saved us some seats (thanks, Girl!) I got to meet Tiffany, another blogger who used to live near my hometown on the Oregon coast. She brought her 2-year-old son Ben, who was a complete angel throughout the entire 3+ hour process. Chrissy also pointed out to me several people in the crowd who she "knat" with in the past. We got such a chuckle over that word that I'm going to use it from now on whenever the opportunity presents itself.

Let me just say, if you've never heard the Harlot speak and you get the chance to, GO! She was so witty and funny, our faces hurt from laughing all night. Here is a picture of us together after she signed my book:

I had a great time.

Amanda also got me back on track on my mystery eyelet socks. I worked on them until the Harlot started speaking, at which time I had to put them away or risk completely losing my place in the pattern from laughing so hard.

What a fun night.

7 comments:

Tiffany said...

What a great time we had! It was great to meet someone who has actually read my blog. :) I won't let it go to my head though. Thanks for leaving a comment on mine so I could find yours. Good luck on those socks.

msubulldog said...

"Knat"--that's awesome! :) What fun we had! I can't wait to do it again. I honestly think I could go see her every night. So funny.

msubulldog said...

I meant to add that your picture came out really well! How did we both get so lucky? :)

knittinmom said...

That is SUCH a great pic of you and the Harlot! And I almost forgot about "knat" - how is that possible? What a crack-up!

Stephanie said...

It was a really great evening, I enjoyed meeting you, and I'm adopting "Knat" immediately.

Madame Purl said...

What a nice picture. That sounds like a really fun evening.

Maribel said...

You are so lucky to finally meet the amazing Stephanie .... she is so funny in person and I am going to see her again this week at the New York Knit Out...