Friday, April 28, 2006

Harlot Day

Wow! I'm still overwhelmed today. We drove on up to Threaded Bliss Yarns in Brentwood, TN and saw The Harlot. I have the best husband in the world. I told him about the upcoming event on Wednesday and how I wished we could go. Money is tight, but he just brushed past this little detail, broke out the plastic, bought me At Knit's End and Knitting Rules, and then on Thursday he drove me on up and we had such an amazing time. As soon as we decided to go, I immediately became nervous, because, well, that's just the kind of girl I am. I started on a pair of Pomatomus (I'm working them toe-up) and tried to relax a bit. I could only manage about 90 minutes of restless sleep the night before. The entire experience was just unreal. I can't even begin to find the right words. Stephanie is so funny and nice. I confess, I was star-struck. I was so nervous, I sweat horribly, so I became more nervous and sweat even worse. The whole evening was incredible. We had another knitting celebrity to introduce Stephanie. It was Ann of Mason-Dixon Knitting fame. Harlot gave a great talk. She is a riot, and so cool. Then it was book-signing time. I was self-conscious and stumbled over my words, but she was great. She said she had been here to my blog. I could hardly believe it. She was gracious enough to pose for some pictures. She didn't run away shrieking or pass out when I clumsily put my arm around her. I'm such a sweaty freak. Then she took my picture holding her sock. Zowie! I'm still getting flustered just thinking about it all as I type. Before we left, I apologized to Ann for missing her and Kay when they were nearby at Yarn Expressions. I had been watching my four-year-old nephew, and I knew he wouldn't have been able to sit quietly while his Aunt Sarah got wrapped up in all that knitterly goodness. Everyone there was great. I received kind compliments on my Soleil. After the book-signing and picture taking, it was time to go. We grabbed a bite to eat, and then headed for home. I pulled on a little head lamp and read most of the way. As it turned out, I was not the only person from NAKG to attend. Freda and Tiffany made it, too. The excitement of the night kept me up most of the night and got me up early, too. I'm still reeling from it all. If you have the opportunity to make one of these wondrous Harlot On Tour events, I urge you to attend. It was incredible.

2 comments:

  1. Sarah,

    I'm so glad you had fun and I so totally understand the star struck thing...starting the week with Ann and Kay and ending it with Stephanie means that my feet still aren't on the ground!

    Next time I do something like this, I really think I should send a yarn bus down to Alabama so you can all knit on the way up and back.

    Tell your husband that he deserves a BIG gold star!

    Hope to see you again and thanks for being there.

    Sheila (from Threaded Bliss)

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  2. Sarah,

    It was really great to see you at the Harlot event! I am looking forward to coming to more meetings this summer as my coursework lightens.

    Tiffany

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