Harlot-y goodness on Talk Like a Pirate Day!!!

by Aimee on September 20, 2007

Cristi and I decided to head to Atlanta for Knitch‘s big event – a reading and book signing with BEST SELLING author and blogger Stephanie Pearl-McPhee – better known as the Yarn Harlot. Yes, we left at noon. We got back after 2 am. I am a tired fairie.

First we met up with Olivia over at Dad’s Garage where she works. If you are in the Atlanta area and you like theatre or theatre sports – this is THE place to be. Olivia is blogless. Chastise her here! Then there was drinking at The Dark Horse.

Off to the line for the reading. And then inside for waiting, knitting and a lot of squees.

Mary and Olivia

Why are we blurry? Well, this was the best pic out of like 6 of them. STOP MOVING!

Mary (who just got married – YAYAYAYAY!!!) and Olivia were having a blast. They know each other from the theatre and they are both knitters. I just met Mary, but I think I have a bit of a knitterly crush on her. She made her ballet wrap sweater with italian merino she bought 60% OFF and designed it herself. And it PERFECTLY matched her dress.

Also – I had the pleasure of meeting Jen (my googlefu is set to fail, and I can’t find her blog!!! HAHAHAHA googlefu failed, but stalkerfu for the WIN!!!!!!) and Jenifleur. Wow, what a delight these two are! I can’t wait to see them again at SAFF!!!

turbochicknits and jenifleur

I thought you were going to use the other pic? Well, trust me when I say you will thank me that I didn’t!!!
We met JP!

Cristi and JP

I can haz Cat Bordhi!!

It was his 31st birthday! Stephanie even knew who he was later and he got his picture taken with the sock! MOVE TO CHARLOTTE PLEASE!!! He learned to knit toe-up socks! Cat Borhdi will be his new sock master!

My precious...

My precious!!!! She is already Cristi’s master.
Stephanie’s talk was lovely!!! She was sweet and wonderful and signed a book not only for me as well as for the Lupus Walk.
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I am sure everyone will talk about how great Stephanie was. She really was a lot of fun! I would like to say thank you to all the knitters we met. The staff of Knitch. The wonderful people. There was one person there that made the evening a bit crap, but some sweet Atlanta knitters apologized for her rudeness, the Knitch staff was AMAZING and I met some awesome people like Mouse and Chickengoddess!! And a whole lot more – I handed out a lot of cards, but didn’t write down enough names – so if I handed you a card – please comment so I can come stalk your blog! Or just say hi if you are blogless. Heather – we are looking for you!!! thank you for covering parking when there was no one there to take our money and then we used all our cash.
While the event itself was worth it, I think the knitter community MADE this event. Thank you to everyone.
And for the record, I didn’t buy a damn bit of yarn. I did buy a Lantern Moon basket, but we aren’t talking about that. Knitch is a BEAUTIFUL store and if you have a chance to go by there, please do. I really am hoping Kim will agree to an interview on the podcast in the future, she is FANTASTIC as is her ENTIRE STAFF.
OK – enough gushing. Thank you!!!

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turtlegirl76 September 20, 2007 at 5:02 pm

Stacey is going to be expecting a detailed run down of the near smack-down of the bitch with a bad perm and need of a dentist. FYI. heh.

I had so much fun yesterday. Thanks for coming with me!

Virtuous September 20, 2007 at 5:05 pm

^ Yep I want all the details! LOL

Glad y’all had a blast!!!

LOL @ kniterly crush! Ha!

Jen September 20, 2007 at 10:26 pm

Why oh why did I not take the time to put on makeup or fix my hair? So both fortunately and unfortunately you got to see the “real” me. Although, normally I am much more funny. ;) I blame it on the over excitement of all those knitters in one place. Oh and the fact that the Yarn Harlot was in town…

The Chickengoddess September 21, 2007 at 6:26 am

Olivia, get a blog!

It was great meeting you, I hope we see you again before you leave us:(

J.P. September 22, 2007 at 9:04 pm

It was so cool to meet you! I have listened to a few episodes of your podcast and I likey! We have to hang out again sometime..

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