In Which the Pirate Sees a Harlot.

Waiting on LineFor once I was incredibly glad that I go to work so early. Leaving at 3:30 meant that I was #21 in line to see the Yarn Harlot at Borders! We had a great time waiting, knitting, showing off projects, gushing over each new piece that was pulled out for show. Finally we were called up to get our line number tickets. I bought her newest book, hopped over to the cashier to pay for it, and was back in time to sit with people from SnB in the third row! (There may have been a stop at the cafe counter to get an asiago cheese-filled pretzel.)

The Harlot is holding my sock The Harlot spoke for almost two hours. She was great! Eventually Daniel, the Borders guy running the evening, started looking anxious and she went upstairs to sign books. Daniel went with her to take pictures and got this great one of some women from SnB with the Harlot. From the left – Susan, Marie, the Harlot (holding my Jaywalkers) and me (holding the Traveling Sock).

What a fantastic evening! Not only because I love going to book signings for great authors, but because of the feeling of one-ness and cameraderie that completely filled the bookstore. I met some people from Ravelry. I got a Moo MiniCard from one knitter and I’m considering getting some for myself to promote the blog… but I don’t know if I should get them, or regular sized business cards. I’ve missed going to SnB, and I want to get back into it. The people in this hobby are just amazing.

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5 Responses

  1. Janis says:

    I think I can kinda see you in the middle of one of her knitters photos too. :D Glad you had such a good time.

  2. Ninja says:

    Isn’t she an awesome speaker? I’m so eager to see her again when she comes past this area. :D

  3. Pirate says:

    @Janis: you can, that’s me! I took a picture of her taking a picture, and then hoped that wasn’t the one that made it into her blog.

  4. Niteowl says:

    What an incredible evening! I’d travel to see her again. It was even more fun since all of the SnBers got to sit together. Glad to catch up with you Pirate…and hope to see more of you!

  5. lomester says:

    Looks like you had a fun time!

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