View Full Version : Harlot Hordes, I saw them!
03-22-2007, 08:41 AM
Stephanie Pearl-McPhee is releasing her book in NYC today and she invited knitters from everywhere to join her http://www.yarnharlot.ca/blog/represent.html. There was also something going on at The Today Show. The Purl Man http://www.itsapurlman.com/2007/03/14/represent-w-the-a-purl-man/ organized a bunch of knitters to show up with signs and knitting in hand, and I just saw them!
Anyone here know of anyone going to NYC for this?
03-22-2007, 10:16 AM
Not NYC, but I'm going to Ann Arbor, MI on April 1st when Stephanie is there!! :cheering: :cheering:
Any other KHer's planning on being in the audience? If so, I :heart: :heart: to meet you!
03-22-2007, 10:26 AM
I'm so jealous of everybody who can be in NYC for the "Represent" happening.
If anybody goes, please post a full report, I'm really curious about it!!
03-22-2007, 03:27 PM
I think Nikki (mwedzi here) went to NYC for this ... might have to ask her, or go to her blog. Lucky girl!!
03-22-2007, 03:28 PM
Is the book in stores yet? Or is it just early release at her appearance? :pout:
03-22-2007, 03:50 PM
Why, oh why did I think it was happening tomorrow? :whoosh:
I'm such a dimwit!
03-23-2007, 02:34 AM
The harlot's website is down now at 0233 EDT. Me thinks the knitters are checking up on her. I just want to know if she made quota. i think she did, but since I couldn't go I'm dying for any info.
Damn I hate not having a job.
03-23-2007, 01:14 PM
She has put up a picture of the "IMAGINE" stone from John Lennon. There are plenty of sock WIP's around it with a few feet thrown in too.
03-23-2007, 01:28 PM
I was there. Hosted a group of out-of-towners, including the Tsarina of Tsocks ( http://www.tsocktsarina.com/ ) who went to the sock knit-in at Strawberry Fields and did a yarn crawl to Habu and School products. My favorite LYS, Knitting City, was packed with people from all over, including a talented Tennessee knitter whose handsome husband knew even more about luxury yarn than she did and kept urging her to buy more, more, more. Knitty City was also a collection point for contributions of hand-knitted hats for the homeless. My two hats were added to a considerable pile.
Of the 750 seats in the auditorium at Fashion Institute of Technology, I'd estimate that about 700 were filled. At each seat was a skein of Paton's SWS and a pair of needles, and we were all encouraged to knit patches for Warm Up America, a project of the Crafts Yarn Council, during the program. McPhee is a good stand-up comic and the crowd appreciated her riffs on C.H.O.K.E., a fictional organization that stereotypes knitters and doesn't take the knitting industry seriously.
It was a good day for knitting in New York.