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Old 04-02-2008, 05:33 PM   #1
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Yarn Harlot Book Launch (Pic heavy)
I went to the Yarn Harlot's book launch last night and I had a great time! I was standing in line waiting to buy my (signed!) book and she popped out of a door right beside me. I was literally standing 3 feet from her. I couldn't even say hello, I was too excited!
It opened with some prizes for the Scavenger hunt and then a performance by Andy Maize and Michael Johnson. Then....she came out and the first thing she did was take a picture of the audience. She was just hilarious, I haven't laughed so hard in my life. She told a story about getting locked out of her hotel room in Calgary in only a pair of baby blue underpants with "cowgirl" across the backside- enough said!
There's also a picture of me at the launch with our Canadian Baby Blanket "Mud Pie" that will be donated to Sick Kids Hospital. Everyone was knitting before and during. It was great!
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Old 04-02-2008, 05:44 PM   #2
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Glad you had such a good time. Fancy Mud Pie being with you in the audience. Great pic.You can write that in the journal although non knitters won't know who she is. Let us know what the new book is like.
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Wow am I jealous. I just discovered the Yarn Harlot this past winter and am catching up on her blog archives and have an audio recording of her 1st book. I love listening to that. She is not getting any closer to me than 300 miles away and that's a bit to far.
Congrats on getting to see her live. She inspires me to be more adventurous with my knitting and not to be afraid to take risks, after all the worst that can happen is you frog it.
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SOOOooooo jealous but yeah you!
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That's awesome. I'm jealous :P
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I'm so glad you got to go!! Looks like you had a blast...
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It sounds like so much fun! I can't wait to see her in person myself. Her book tour is actually coming near me in a week! Yay!

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So glad you got to be there for the launch. I was lucky enough to see her last spring on her previous book tour; my mom and I drove two hours to see her and it was worth every minute of the journey!

I don't think I'll get to see her this time around but I'd encourage anybody who can to go. She's SO clever!
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Oh that sounds like so much fun!!! How exciting!
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Too cool, and thanks for sharing! I love her!
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