Tuesday, April 15, 2008

The Yarn Harlot!!!!!

So... I did get to the Borders in Annapolis last Monday to hear Stephanie Pearl-McPhee talk.  I was so excited!!  I went alone but I was spotted sitting in the back by Carol and the Lindsays from Celtic Yarn Shop.  They had an extra seat because someone from the shop couldn't make it so they rescued me and I got to sit in the 4th row!!  We... what can I say.  The Harlot slayed me.  Her dry sense of humor is so completely up my alley.  Everything she says I can relate to and her responses are so often the things that go through my mind.  I wish I had been able to convince my hubby to stay and listen with me.  He would have found her observances quite amusing.  When I told him about the study where they found repetitive motions, knitting particularly, were good for dealing with stress but the decided it was "not practical to carry emergency knitting for stressful situations."  I thought he was gonna bust his gut.  Since I refer to my knitting as "my nervous knitting bag" and I always have extra bags of knitting in the car just in case what I am carrying just doesnt do it for me in a certain situation.
The entire evening was fantastic.  I really appreciated Stephanie telling us the story of the "Calgary Incident".  I had tears running freely down my face and actually had to pause in my knitting I was laughing so hard.
In line to get my book signed dd m-illy joined me and asked to be my photographer.  Like a bonehead I had forgotten my camera but I had the iphone and she takes pretty good pics with it.  When we go up the the table M asked Stephanie if the cartoon drawing on the cover of the book was supposed to be her.  Steph replied that she hoped not!  and commented that it must be passive aggressive behavior on the part of the publisher because she said they could not put a pic of her on the cover.  She maintains that her hair must look better than that pic!

Now I must figure out how to get the pics from the evening up... but it is well after midnight.  Hubby is snoring and I have to take both kids to the dentist tomorrow.  Should I survive that... we will work on making this blog more attractive to look at...

cheers for now