April 04, 2007

Yarn Harlot Warms Minnesota

... or at least, warms the hearts of Minnesotans. We nearly found two of the three of us ousted before we began, but eventually the snafu was corrected and all three of us were lucky enough to get into the auditorium to listen to the Yarn Harlot hold forth on subjects knitterly. A grand time was had by all (including the wonderful social butterfly known as Chris, who we all-too-briefly got to meet in person). Stephanie Pearl-McPhee is perhaps even a better speaker than she is a knitter, and that's saying quite a bit.

Even the Teenaged Thug, who is not a knitter and who was forced to stand in line for his poor decrepit mother, enjoyed himself hugely. He also very kindly and enthusiastically insisted on bringing The Afghan to show off. I thought it sufficient that he showed that much interest in knitting, but Ms. Pearl-McPhee was having none of his excuses and sternly instructed him to learn to wield smaller pointy sticks than his epee. But she was also kind enough to take a picture of us holding up said Afghan - and I got to hold THE TRAVELING SOCK!!!

(we are not worthy...)

I must give mention here of
The Yarnery, which provided a wonderful service to the knitting community by organizing and hosting the event. As if the Yarn Harlot were not enough, we were also lavished with knitting bags and door prizes and chocolates.
Life is good!

3 Comments:

Blogger Samantha said...

That's brilliant :) When can we see photos? (and Bren wielding small pointy sticks, please?)

5:18 AM  
Anonymous mary lou said...

Hi - I was the wielder of chocolates and door prizes. Nice to meet you and the very not thuggish teenaged male! Glad you had fun.

9:43 AM  
Blogger Susan said...

Tell me more about this beautiful afghan that I saw on Yarn Harlot's blog. Do you have more photos? etc.

11:09 PM  

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