Saturday, October 18, 2008

Yarn Harlot Visits North Florida!

On Thursday, North Florida had the great honor of having the Yarn Harlot visit as part of her book tour. All I can say is what an amazing, funny, brilliant woman! I couldn't manage to knit and listen to her at the same time so I put my needles away. My pictures turned out awful...a setting must have been jostled somewhere. I had a tough day at the office and was exhausted but I laughed and laughed and laughed. I managed to snag a seat right in the front row and I was super glad as I don't see things in the distance very well. I was able to spend some time chatting with Sharon and while I know her from the shop, we don't often get a chance to talk just the 2 of us. The lady on my right, Donna, was so friendly and I really enjoyed meeting her. She quilts too and gave me some good tips and shop ideas. That's the thing about knitters....pull out the needles and we immediately have somthing in common and something to break the ice. Knitters are easy to talk to and easy to get to know. I feel comfortable in a room full of knitters even though I didn't personally know most of them.
Stephanie spoke about at lots of things but one thing she touched on was how she is a worrier and an over thinker. I'm not much of a worrier myself. At least not on a regular basis. Before coming to see her speak, I had run home from work, let the dogs out, and cooked dinner for the guys and left it on the stove. I figured it would stay warm for a while and the guys would have a chance at a warm diner. So while Stephanie was talking about how she worries about things, I started wondering. Did I remember to turn off the burners? Both burners? I had moved the rice but didn't move the bourbon chicken. That's the really hot burner. What if when I turned it off, it didn't turn off all the way? Where were the kids and when would they be home? How long would it take for the Bourbon chicken to start to smoke? I finally decided that by that time if my house was going to burn down, it would be burnt down and time to quit worrying!

It was an amazing evening and if you ever get a chance to hear her speak you certainly don't want to miss it!


Debbie said...

Wonderful photos. Glad you had a enjoyable time.

tinkguy said...

AHK! I saw you but didn't even have the chance to wave! I went and bought my copy of her book, and voosh! Lost in the crowd!

So, um, quilting this Wed?

Jean in Georgia said...

So glad you got to see her! I've been lucky enough to enjoy seeing her twice here in Atlanta. Can't wait for the next time either!!! :)

Susan said...

Wow! You met the Yarn Harlot! I'm so jealous. And you got a picture.
And thanks for the nice comment on my blog.