my life as a crocheter & knitter & working mom

Friday, March 23, 2007

The Harlot at FIT

I felt like a huge dork going to the Harlot's talk by myself last night. Hubby rightly pointed out that I should have talked to my lunch ladies about going, but I was very shy and nervous about it. Still, even sitting by myself, surrounded by knitters in packs, flocks, herds, I felt I was with my people. The auditorium held 750, and there were at least 650 people there.

I was tenth row center, and should have picked a closer seat so I could share better pics.

Steph is even funnier in person. You get to see her gestures and facial expressions. She's a great speaker. Her speech was about muggles and how they try to thwart knitters. Very funny. I cried.

She wore her finished Bohus Guld, which was gorgeous, even from ten rows away.

Joe surprised her by flying in with his mom. I've got a really horrible pic of Stephanie leaning down to kiss him. (Is it strange that I refer to someone I've briefly met once, but read everyday, by her first name as if I know her?)

I was so high on laughing and wool fumes (the Craft Yarn Council gave everyone a skein and needles to do a square for Warm Up America), I floated up to Penn Station for the train ride home.

I was fortunate enough to get a signed copy of the book. Apparently, they sold out of the ones she'd pre-signed and there was no time for signing afterward. Q&A ran to almost 8:30.

What a great time!


Julie said...

I'm sooooo jealous! Wish I could have been there with you. Glad it was a good time.

Andrea said...

That sounds like so much fun!! I'm so happy you had a great time :D

Tina said...

Thanks for the Harlot post and for representing. I've been searching for a photo and to see what the numbers were. From a fellow-knitter in the Philadelphia area.

Sacha said...

Had I been able to go (I had college classes) I would have gone by myself too. I'm too shy. :) Good to hear that you had a good time anyway. ;)

Calling Kahlo said...

I didn't go sadly so you sat to someone else. I had classes (wah!). I heard it was fabulous. But if ever you need a companion for these type of events drop me a note.

kim said...

i really really really wanted to go, but i had a job interview (which i *guess* is more important), it sounds like great fun!!!

Amy Lane said...

I'm so glad that people I blog with got to go!!!! But I'm also totally green with envy too...I'm glad you had a great time:-)