April 23, 2008

The Yarn Harlot

Written by Fiber Rhythm

Oh what FUN! Over 400 people packed into the Forestry Center tonight to hear Stephanie Pearl-McPhee aka The Yarn Harlot. Almost everyone knitting. Wish I’d brought my camera!

The PDX Knit bloggers (link removed) were there in full force. My sister also came– and got me a seat — so I ended up on the other side of the room. But I saw several familiar faces– including MonicaPDX! I’ll have to go blog hopping tomorrow just to see who all made it there and maybe see some photos from those who were more on the ball than I was.

I saw Peggy McMullen and Mims (K2tog bloggers for the Oregonian). What great energy was in the room. Blue Moon Fiber Arts really put on a great event. Their yarn was lovely, although I resisted since I’m not doing sock-weight anything right now. I did buy the new book (proceeds to go to Drs w/out Borders).

Stephanie was extremely entertaining (as expected) and so a lot of laughter as well as a lot of knitting was accomplished.

At the end of the Q&A session, Duffy got up and sang her song– ‘My travelling Socks’ to the tune of “My little Deuce Coupe” it was a Hoot! and received a standing ovation. You could tell that Stephanie really enjoyed it too!

Afterwards while Stephanie was signing books I got an extra treat. One of the students from my Fair Isle/Scandinavian Knitting class at Twisted showed up with an absolutely gorgeous fair isle project she was working in Jamieson’s spindrift. She’d even steeked some already! Very nice and so good to see people persisting! (Proud teacher, I am, and REALLY sad I didn’t have my camera for that beauty!)

All in all a good time and I’ll definitely go the next time she’s in town.

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