Saturday, May 30, 2009

Today was Yarn Harlot Day

Tonight, the wonderful Yarn Harlot, Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, was in Plano, Tx, at Legacy Books.  We left OKC at 4pm, and due to some lovely construction, barely made it there in time. We missed the introduction, unfortunately, but were able to hear the majority of her talk. Knitting is apparently healthy, helps expand your brain, and apparently holds off dementia (and possibly cures psoriasis lol-this could be beneficial to me). Google repetitive something something something (it is freaking 2am, and I've driven 7 hours since 4pm, so I can't quite remember what she called the research term for knitting-I'll fix it if I remember at a more decent hour). Anyway, sorry this picture is so dim, but the other one I took does not show her personality as well as this one does:

Since we were pretty much the last ones there, we had to wait quite a while to get our books signed (there was only 1 girl behind us in line, actually). When I walked up, she called me her "little petal." I was so nervous that Kate had to tell me later that she said it lol. Here I am telling her my name (I totally just typed "telling me her name"):
Of course I wanted to show her my tattooo, so she made me put my foot up on the table so she could take a picture for her blog. I wasn't aware that I am that flexible! Her screen on her camera is broken, so I have no idea if its going to turn out well. She's gotten great at taking wonderful pic anyways, so my fingers are crossed.
She kindly wrote down my name and biomaj for the pic.
Finally, here we are together. She's taller than me, but not by much. We determined that our feet are the same size.

A lovely time was had by all, and I am exhausted. Remember my post from a few weeks back where I worried about coming off as stalkerish? The girl in front of me had me beat. Fo sho. Oh, and thanks to the lovely bookstore employee/volunteer photographer. You did a lovely job.


Elaine said...

Yay! It looks like you had a great time. And that's so cool that she took a picture of your tattoo for her blog!

aLLie said...

ahhh I'm so excited for you!! You better link the post where she puts your foot!