Wednesday, August 22, 2007

The Yarn Harlot

Yup, back we trekked to Aurora again this year. I convinced MA & Irene to go with me. Jack (not trusting my night driving skills since the motion of the car tends to make me fall asleep & who is MA's hubby) drove us all to Aurora last night to see Stephanie Pearl-McPhee (aka The Yarn Harlot) do another one of her awesome talks.

If you haven't gotten the opportunity then you're definitely missing out on something special. She is witty, intelligent, approachable & the farthest thing from pretentious ever there was. Motivational & inspirational, she makes you feel welcome & worthy regardless if colour, race or social economic level. A refreshing change to the norm.
(Pic of Steph asking us knitters to unite for the cause, lol.)

I suppose I could be viewed as a Harlot groupie, but for the most part, I think Steph realizes that I'm harmless, I just don't get out a whole heck of a lot & I'm a little obsessed with the whole knitting thing in general.

I also decided to take my (new-to-me) Blythe doll "Lydia". And, as luck would have it, was able to show Steph what a Blythe was (I'm hoping she's a better person for being enlightened, but she may just think I've crossed that fine weirdo line, lol). Erin (my friend in T.O. who I bought Lydia off of), was more than thrilled that Lydia got to meet such "Knitting Royalty"; her words.

Anyway, I have a ton of things to show/talk/blog about & really need to set aside some time to do so. Until then, peace out, Boop


MizCat said...

Hi Just wanted to say I love your pics of YH. I totally think she is awesome too. I saw her at Indigo's in Toronto earlier this year. So nice and real people.

Peggy said...

It's almost ridiculous how much I love this woman. She makes me laugh, and almost cry. She's real, and normal, and an incredible knitter. I am a Harlot groupie. I don't think it's pathetic. :)

Mouse said...

I'm hoping to see Yarn Harlot next month here in Atlanta.. I'm very excited. I've been coveting a Blythe doll of my very own ever since I saw them dressed up in tiny little goth fashions.

Kym (aka Boop) said...
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Kym (aka Boop) said...

Mouse, that's what totally got me hooked on Blythes too. I'll be posting a pic of the custom I just finished for my daughter. She's really cool with glow-in-the-dark green eyes.
And, I'm getting the "Ultimate Tour" Blythe for X-Mas. Have you seen her?? She is the coolest stock blythe ever.
If not, here's a link to check out. You will so love her!!

Knit Witch said...

Yep, love the yarn harlot! I'm hoping to see her in Atlanta too!! I have tickets and I'm dragging hubby along too!

Kucki68 said...

I think Lydia needs a cardigan, if 15C was the highs.

Crystal said...

OMG! Too funny, Erin in T.O. is also my friend (and I pride myself on getting her into knitting and blythe dolls) and she got me into reading your blog! Heeee :)