The last time the Yarn Harlot went on a book tour, she stopped in Atlanta. I was all set to go and then at the last minute the Universe decided that it would not be so. I was crushed. So when I found out she was going to be in Atlanta again on her current book tour, I vowed that I would see the Harlot even if it meant walking to Atlanta. Ok, hitchhiking. Lucky for me, I didn?t have to hitchhike. Instead, yesterday I got up way to early for the weekend to get ready and head out to Atlanta to see the Yarn Harlot and get to hang out with ESC.
There were a few knitters there waiting to see her.
She was absolutely hysterical and at the same time informative. We learned, in a nutshell, that knitters are smarter than pretty much everyone except Buddhist monks and that it really IS just a matter of time before knitters take over the world. She was done speaking before I knew it. I could have listened to her speak ALL DAY LONG. She is such a great speaker.
There?s even an article about it in the AJC. Claudia was kind enough to pass it along this morning. I?d just like to point out that if you click on the first picture in the article, you can see ESC and I eating our very tasty Ben & Jerry?s ice cream while everyone else around us is knitting. Nice, huh?
Afterwards we went to Atkins Restaurant where I managed to consume roughly an entire cow. I?m still not sure how I managed that. A half pound 100% Angus beef burger. Gone in no time flat. In my defense, it was pretty much the only thing I ate yesterday besides the ice cream.
After that we headed over to Knitch where the Harlot was signing books. I bought her two most recent books at the event since I didn?t have them yet, but only asked her to sign the most recent one. I didn?t want to be greedy. Also, I was INCREDIBLY nervous. I mean, she?s kind of a big deal. I think I stared at the sock I was knitting more than I looked at her, I was so nervous. And no, I don?t have a picture of her with my sock because did I already mention the part where I was nervous? Knitting on my sock kept me from saying or doing something stupid. Let me clarify: saying or doing something stupid in front of Stephanie.
Knitting on the sock did not, however, keep me from looking stupid later. I believe ESC has a fantastic picture of me fondling roving (that I bought) that is not suitable for most all ages. I came home with 6 ounces of the fondled roving (I think it?s soy silk?) that makes me think of the circus, a pair of Ashford mini hand carders (now that I finally have my own hand carders, I see some serious angora action in my future), and some Shi Bui sock yarn that I HAD TO HAVE. Ahem, excuse me. That I had to have because Hi! It makes me think of watermelon. I love watermelon! And the two books by the illustrious Yarn Harlot.
I?m still a little giddy.