Monday, April 14, 2008

Yarn Harlot Visit

On Friday, the Yarn Harlot was in Ann Arbor, and Amy and I went down to see. We did a lot of yarn shopping, and for the most part, I was good. I did accidentally buy some Noro to make a striped scarf while I was at Busy Hands. Oops. They were having a 20% off the entire store sale. Resistance was futile.

We got to the library an hour early, but we still had to sit in the overflow room. Rumors were flying that people started getting there as early as 1pm for a 7pm talk. I think I preferred yarn shopping. She was really funny, and I laughed the whole time. I must confess, I don't read her blog as religiously as others, but I didn't realize she would be quite so much fun.

We stood in line for hours to meet her. Literally. We were the last people to get in line, and we didn't leave the library until 10:30 at night. We happened to get in line behind people that were fun and chatty, so the time went by a lot faster than it could have.

It doesn't look like much of a line, but this was how many people were ahead of us after about an hour and a half of standing around knitting.

It was a great night, and I'm so glad that I went. Although there was one rather awkward moment of the night.

Random Lady: You could have went to the front of the line!
Me: (puzzled look) What? Why?
RL: Stephanie loves women like you!
Me: Like me!?
RL: Yes, Pregnant women!
Me: (Awkward silence)

Ummmm... I'm not pregnant. Apparently just fat.

(I did get my picture made with the Harlot, but it's an extremely unflattering photo so it isn't getting posted. Instead, look at my sock!)

It's much cuter than the bitter face that I was still sporting after the earlier comment.


Anonymous said...

Oh NO! That is not FAIR. That is so not right. Well, I totally don't think you look pregnant or fat, so I don't know what Random Lady is talking about.

Thanks so much for standing in line for HOURS and HOURS to get our books signed! So nice of you.

And I love your sock! Looks like a Raspberry Creamsicle.


Laura said...

LOVE the sock - LOVE the Yarn Harlot - she's so funny, and so sweet to stay until every last person gets their book signed and pictures taken. I think I don't want to be her. lol

Stacie said...

Ouch! That lady should feel really stupid.

I LOVE the Noro striped scarf you're going to make and got the yarn a few months ago--but there it sits. It got too warm for wool knitting, so I think it's likely to be a September or October project that I can look forward to. Dying to see yours when you're done!

Shelley said...

You don't look pregnant or fat. Stupid woman. It's a strange phenomenon. When a woman is pregnant, people are generally too paranoid that she might be fat to ask when the baby's due, but when a woman's not pregnant, people think she is when she's just not anorexic.

Btw, your socks look fabulous! I'm making my first socks now, so we'll see what sort of monstosity I come up with. :)

Jen said...

Um, I love the sock! :)

I can't believe people sometimes.

Amy said...

It's so impressive how stupid that woman was. Amazingly rude old women aside, I had a ton of fun going with you. :-)

Opal said...

I've had people ask me when I was "expecting". The looks on their faces when I told them I wasn't. Priceless. I mean if they want to stick their own feet in their collective mouths, it's up to them. They end up a lot more embarrassed then we do.

Also, I'm so jealous you got to meet the Harlot. The chances of her ever coming to Honolulu are slim to none.

Sarah said...

Wow, evil woman in line.
But at least you got to see her! She got cancelled on me (although I saw her once before).

Robin said...

Wow, that is crazy about the Random Lady's comment!! Who does that? I think people have gotten so used to "celebrity bump-watching and speculating" that they think they can do this IRL. Yikes. Glad you saw the Harlot and it was fun. I saw her once at Arcadia Knitting in Chicago and it was jam packed! My friend had forgotten her copy of her book, so I gave her my signed copy.

wilymo said...

I love your blog. I just discovered it and I am hoping you will be knitting for Obama 2012!! Take care.