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Old 02-07-2008, 07:08 PM   #1
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Reading Stephanie Pearl-McPhee's blog entries is something I always excitely look forward to. She's brilliant and hilarious!

When I read her last two entries (yesterday's and today's), I was shocked to see that a few people had commented very negatively and immaturely on her Chablis socks (a very tedious pattern that took her a long time to finish). Can you believe the audacity of some people?

I commend her for addressing the negative comments so maturely. I would have had a tough time handling it the way she did! The Yarn Harlot deserves a round of applause for her hard work and willingness to share it publicly with other knitters!

Has anyone else read these entries?
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Old 02-07-2008, 07:19 PM   #2
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I totally agree with you. She handled it with such class. What an eloquent lady.
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Old 02-07-2008, 07:20 PM   #3
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I did read. I didn't see the comments but the way she was talking about it, someone flat out said they were ugly. In case anyone didn't read it, she said it was like coming into someone's house and telling them their couch was ugly. Of course, the way she put it was much more eloquent. I totally heart her.
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Old 02-07-2008, 07:26 PM   #4
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I enjoy her writing. I think she is witty and informative. However, having said that, I contacted her on Ravelry and, being that we live in the same town, perhaps ten minutes apart, I asked her if she would kindly autograph my copy of her book. I had just purchased it. She never bothered to respond to my post at all! She didn't send a message saying she was too busy. She just ignored me totally. I still enjoy reading her blog, but I was dissappointed that she would not acknowledge a devoted fan.
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I posted a comment today. I'm always amazed at the things people say. I shouldn't be, but I try to find the best in everyone and this kind of thing is just sad.

The.Knitter...do you have any idea how often she probably gets that request or any request for that matter? From what I've read she is often overwhelmed. If you are that close maybe you can go to the knit night she goes to and I'm sure she would do it there. She really does seem like a nice person.
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I don't believe she advertises where she goes for knit night. I'd love to find a knit night in this city! I have no idea where she goes, and once rejected, was not about to try and find out.
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I enjoy her writing. I think she is witty and informative. However, having said that, I contacted her on Ravelry and, being that we live in the same town, perhaps ten minutes apart, I asked her if she would kindly autograph my copy of her book. I had just purchased it. She never bothered to respond to my post at all! She didn't send a message saying she was too busy. She just ignored me totally. I still enjoy reading her blog, but I was dissappointed that she would not acknowledge a devoted fan.
I'm pretty sure she has her PMs set to off. I know they made it so people could turn it off partly because of the "famous" knitters getting hundreds of them. You figure they have over 70,000 members at this point. Could you imagine being her and getting a PM every time some one friended you? I'm sure she wasn't just being rude.
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I don't believe she advertises where she goes for knit night. I'd love to find a knit night in this city! I have no idea where she goes, and once rejected, was not about to try and find out.
Well, I guess I don't see it as a rejection. Anyhoo..she says in her blog that she goes to Lettuce Knit. She said she was there last night so I guess she goes on Wed.
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I totally agree with you. She handled it with such class. What an eloquent lady.
I agree!
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In Knits End, which I listen to all the time in the car, she says that one should always try to find something positive to say about another's knitting, even if only"MY, that looks like a lot of work." Or "What a personal work of art" or something similar to that. My Nana always taught me that if you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all.!
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