Sunday, September 16, 2007


Yesterday was a day of firsts.

First #1:

Seeing the Yarn Harlot at the Los Angeles Central Public Library with my knitting BFFs: Annette, Barbara, Jillian, Marie, Mary, MJ and Patty.

L to R: MJ, Jillian, Mary, Annette

Also in our grrl gang for the day were knitting BFFs Carolyn, Wendy and (sadly blogless) Zoe.

L to R: Wendy and Marie

Carolyn drove down from northern California, so she gets the Longest Distance Traveled Award...and the Most Intrepid Award for still finding the event after her car's navigation system sent her to a mortuary in San Pedro instead.


Wendy gets the Best Traffic Story Award: En route she ran into a traffic jam because a house had fallen off its truck and was blocking everything for miles. Check it out here.

The Harlot was the Harlot. Funny, a little prickly, a lot empowering, she spoke for almost an hour and a half and graciously signed hundreds of books.

Barbara and Stephanie

She even took the time to pose with our group for a photo, which, uh, I don't have (hope to get a copy soon). My photos are once again random and blurry - I really need to work on taking better event pictures! - but please check out everyone else's blogs for more in-focus scoopage. And Ellen has a wonderful post about the event, too. (She introduced Stephanie!)

Our motley crew (photo credit to Mary - thanks)

It has been a while since our knitting group has had a day out together, and what a day it was. Not to get all maudlin, but as I sat in the audience, surrounded by and chattering and laughing with my friends, I felt this wonderful completeness at the connection we all shared. Very cool.

First #2: My first year blogiversary. Hey, it's been a year. How'd that happen?

First #3: Renewing my Yarn Pirate Booty Club membership. (It's still open, in case you're thinking about doing it.) My fingers are crossed we get a bitchin' Halloween colorway. 'Coz you know me and Halloween.


mehitabel said...

Congratulations on the blogiversary! And yesterday was a real hoot, good times. Thank you sooo much for all the work you did organizing us and shepherding us around!
Oh, and I got into the Booty Club too, thanks to your enablement, as well as that Lace Thing. Sigh. Now to work on the Stash De-hancement to make room for the new pretties to come!

JollyEwe said...

Congrats the the year blogiversary!!

You rock so much for organizing everything yesterday, I had an absolute blast and without you I would not have been able to attend!! Thanks so much.

I'll have to live vicariously through you on the booty club. I soooooooo don't need more sock yarn. (I can't believe I actually typed that!)

CatBookMom said...

Great tale, girlfriend!! Your photos look just fine; thanks for posting the one of me and the Harlot. I've already had comments from one of the bloggers I met while rowdily sitting on the floor.

My word: mzsoc - Ms Sock??

mary said...

What a blast it was! I'm so thankful for my knitter friends. Congrats on your blogiversary. I remember when you were so hesitant at first about a blog, and look at you now - Gangbusters! Thanks for organizing this big shindig; it was a hoot and a holler!

LotusKnits said...

Happy blogiversary!!!

I love knitter's camaraderie. It's sweet that you shared that with us.

I joined the YP's sock club too. Dunno how it happened. Paypal made me do it. I'm hoping for a cool fall colorway too.

mj said...

Loved being with you yesterday and all the rest of those pasadena knitters. You are the best there is.

Curly Cable said...

Sounds like a fabulous day and getting to meet The Fantastic Yarn Harlot too, I heard so many fab things about her demo's and talks.

Happy 1st blog anniversary, here's too many more ;)

jillian said...

Happy Blogiversary!! See the YPBC membership is just an anniversary gift :)

cher said...

Happy Blogiversary too you!
Looks like you guys had a great time.
I'm countin' the days left in September so I can start putting up my Halloween stuff! WooHoo!

Jerry said...

Congrats on the blogiversary! I wish we could have met while at the library to see the Yarn Harlot. We sat so close too.

Ellen Bloom said...

Happy Blogiversary, Sweetie!!! Thanks for updating with such an informational, warm and thoughtful post!

It was a wonderful day with the YH! I'm so glad we all got to share it.

La said...

Looks like you all had fun! Miss me?

Nonnahs said...

Happy Blogiversary! I'm so bummed I missed out on Saturday- I was planning to go, but I ended up having to be in San Diego that afternoon. :(

Annette said...

Happy Blogiversary!!! That must mean mine is coming up too.

Thanks for organizing a great day Saturday. I had the best time! It was fun having so many of us there. The Harlot was a hoot.

I think I'll go check out that Booty Club...

Octopus Knits said...

Happy blogiversary! It looks like you guys had a lot of fun with the Yarn Harlot!

georgia said...

it won't be distinctly halloween-y, cause some (crazy) people don't like halloween. but i think you'll like it :).

Octopus Knits said...

Re- your comment on my blog:
I'm perfectly happy with the sheepy smell of yarn! Though I, unlike Moana (and perhaps, you), don't usually bury my nose in it for long periods of time : )

Meredith said...

Happy Blogiversary, my dear!! Hard to believe it's been a whole year already!! And I'm so glad you got to see the Harlot speak. She's so awesome. Sounds like you had fantastic time. Hope all is well!

Gina said...

Incredible story, must have veen so interesting. Congrats on your blog anniversary!

RoxyKnits said...

Sounds like you had a great time!

And Happy Blogiversary to you ;)

Romi said...

Happy Blogiversary!

Isn't the Harlot wonderful?! :)

Dipsy said...

Happy, happy blogiversary! And wow, I so enjoyed reading through your story and seeing all those pics - must have been so awesome indeed!

jayne said...

Lucky lucky lucky lucky lucky lucky

So glad you had fun!

Happy blogiversary!!!