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auburnchick
09-21-2008, 10:02 PM
While shopping in the yarn store in Jacksonville this weekend, the store owner told me that she just found out that the Yarn Harlot will be visiting next month (see the Harlot's blog, in which she just posted this info today).

Man oh man...I live about five hours away! I was only there because of my daughter's soccer practice.

And, she'll be there on a Thursday night!

Would you make the effort to go?

Jan in CA
09-21-2008, 10:24 PM
Personally? Probably not, but not because I don't want to see her. I'd LOVE to see her because I love her books, but I don't like to drive much and I get nervous on the freeway. Maybe if a bunch of my knitter friends were going I would try though!

Gertie
09-22-2008, 01:01 AM
No. I admire her & have bought 2 of her books, but no. I wouldn't go that far. I don't have knitting friends to go with to make a fun overnight trip. Loss of work time there too.

jheatherley
09-22-2008, 09:02 AM
No way in the world.

PurlyGyrl
09-22-2008, 09:33 AM
Unless I was in the area anyway doing other things, nope I wouldn't drive that far. The gasoline prices in my area are too high to justify driving that far. Now if she was less than 2 hours-I'd go, no question.

babsnelson
09-22-2008, 09:39 AM
As much as it pains me to say it - No. I would love to see her, but 5 hours in the middle of the week is just too much for me. If it was a weekend, I might consider it - even with the high gas prices.

figaro
09-22-2008, 09:47 AM
Am I crazy in saying yes? But I would see if I could find some friends to go with me, to help with the gas and to have fun. I am bummed cause she was in Philadelphia with her last tour and my knitting group decided not to go, I wish I would have gone, hubby and kids could have gone with me and played tourists. Also I am not around a lot knitters here so to find other people who understand knitting more than my husband would be great!

Doublereeder2
09-22-2008, 10:04 AM
Oh yes I would! I would round up a couple of knitting buddies and make a party of it :-)

WandaT
09-22-2008, 10:18 AM
Yup, if I could make it fit into my schedule and get some girlfriends to go with me, I'd go in a heartbeat!

KnittinMitchie
09-22-2008, 10:20 AM
Yup I would go and find some way to drag along my knitting friends. You know if I lived closer I would go with you.

Crycket
09-22-2008, 10:30 AM
As far as I know...she lives in Toronto, as do I...so NO...

And I am not a huge fan either way....

The only person I would consider driving 5 hours for, is Drew Carey...*drool* And maybe the Barenaked Ladies...but then...they too live in Toronto....

knitpurlgurl
09-22-2008, 11:29 AM
Um.. YES!! But that's because I am totally a fan of the Harlot's.

<------NOT a creepy stalker, honestly. ;P

Plantgoddess+
09-22-2008, 12:04 PM
If I had knitting friends to go with I would consider it. I love her work and she is going to be about 5 hours from me, but don't know anyone locally who knits and hubby wouldn't be home to watch the farm anyway.

Simply_Renee
09-22-2008, 12:14 PM
If I had the $, I absolutely would. I love her! (also in a non-stalker, non-creepy way LOL) But I would have to finish a sock first.

Eekee
09-22-2008, 04:34 PM
I've driven four hours to see her! I turned it into an overnight yarn crawl and had a great time, visiting a friend, and then spending a night alone.

I'd do it again if she's anywhere near. A Thursday night is difficult, though. I'd do it if you can swing it!

Puddinpop
09-22-2008, 08:53 PM
The only person I would consider driving 5 hours for, is Drew Carey...*drool*
Crycket, are you talking about the Drew Carey on the Price Is Right? Are you serious?

Crycket
09-22-2008, 09:43 PM
Crycket, are you talking about the Drew Carey on the Price Is Right? Are you serious?

Yes I am!

I am totally in love with the guy and I am totally bummed that he is engaged, despite the fact that I am getting married in about a month! *giggles*

50140

This is me with Drew at Casino Rama, I think it was 2003, then I saw him again the next year (it was a improv allstars thing) and he signed it for me...

Then two years later I got to meet him once again at the theatre I was working at....(2006)

50141

Yes...I just have strange taste in men.....*smiles*

Puddinpop
09-22-2008, 10:08 PM
I think he is hilarious, but wouldn't drool for him. That's just me. Great pictures, by the way.

Crycket
09-23-2008, 01:19 AM
Just proof that I have been in the same room with him...he is VERY nice in person...and in my eyes...Hawt!

But back on topic, I have to say...I am pretty lazy about travelling...it has to be a pretty big thing for me to go out of my way...farthest I have been out of my way...was....hmmmm....maybe 2 hours for the Drew Carey thing at Casino Rama....I think...

Julianne
09-23-2008, 06:19 AM
:woohoo: Absolutely!!! If I could be a passenger-so that I could knit all the way there & back-that would be even better. I would try to get a group together or check out alternative transportation-wouldn't a train ride be fantastic. I have heard her speak at least 3 times & been thoroughly entertained every time. Julianne in Tacoma WA

Ronda
09-23-2008, 06:32 AM
Yea, because if you do go, you probably will meet Silver, too!

auburnchick
09-23-2008, 08:13 AM
JBut back on topic, I have to say...I am pretty lazy about travelling...it has to be a pretty big thing for me to go out of my way...

Oh gosh! Five hours is NOTHING for me! We travel a ton for soccer. It's not uncommon for us to drive eight or nine hours one way.
:woohoo: Absolutely!!! If I could be a passenger-so that I could knit all the way there & back-that would be even better. I would try to get a group together or check out alternative transportation-wouldn't a train ride be fantastic. I have heard her speak at least 3 times & been thoroughly entertained every time. Julianne in Tacoma WA

Too funny!

:roflhard:

Yea, because if you do go, you probably will meet Silver, too!


I KNOW!!!!!! The sock queen! :passedout:

mathwizard
09-23-2008, 08:18 AM
I would drive an hour for the conference in N.H. but for the yarn harlot, 5 hours, way too far!!