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Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Meeting the Harlot!

I was a little (a lot) nervous about the shirt I had chosen for the big event, I felt very self conscious. I don't like to bring attention to myself and here I was wearing a polo shirt with a HUGE Mama Llama logo on it. I felt like a total cheese ball.

My friends and I arrived just in time for us to get the door prizes safely to the stage and sit down without much fuss. There were many awesome door prizes and the crowd got really into all the goodies, 2 people from our caravan got prizes!

Stephanie came out and gave the funniest and most entertaining 1.5 hours! I've always enjoyed her blog and books....and hearing her in person just sealed the deal for me! She's very talented in many ways and I got to meet her!

When she finished speaking we began to gather our things, Eve and Shelley (owners) wanted to give her thank you gifts on stage. I had known before that a skein of Mama Llama sock yarn (in the Twisted Yarns colorway) would be given to her, but I thought it would be in private. They announced my yarn in front of everyone, and even sort of pointed me out in the crowd! I stood up and waved; My face was sweaty and my pitts were worse! Those damn nerves....I was so excited to grab her attention I got tunnel vision for a second....I noticed her smelling the yarn and I thought to myself. "shes a sniffer too!" So I stood up in front of everyone at the most inapproriate moment and yelled," I rinse with lavender water".... OMG! Could I be a bigger DORK! I wanted to give my forehead a good smack after that.

My friends were so supportive, my cheering section. I went to take a photograph of her with the skein, and Bethel ran up and told me to get in the picture with her. Stephanie called them my paparazzi.... I hate to bring attention to myself, and yet I talk a lot and really loud....go figure?

Stephanie Pearl-McPhee and Me
Me, Ellen, Sonya
Sonya, Carolyn, Bethel
Well, you know who that is ;)

Oh did you notice how RED my face is in the first picture compared to the other picture of me.... I wish I didn't blush so easily. #%*#!


Blogger kasiaiscarly said...

Very exciting!! I think it's hilarious she sniffed the yarn :) I wish I could make the drive to DC tomorrow to see her, but having to head out of town Friday morning makes it unfeasible.

I was thinking about you yesterday. .Jenny McCarthy was on Oprah talking about her son and his autism. How is Hillard doing?

11:47 AM  
Blogger Bethel said...

Cool! I've never been called papparazzi before! Had a great time with the girls. Let's do it again.

2:33 PM  
Blogger CynCyn said...

she's even better in person, isn't she? i love the color of yarn you gave her (which i can only see a wee bit of).

2:51 PM  
Blogger Angelika said...

That is too cool. I can just imagine what that will do to your business. Good luck keeping up.

6:50 PM  
Blogger Carolyn said...

I had such a fun time with you and the rest of the ladies. Your description of the event was spot on...but I must say, I couldn't even tell you were nervous.

6:41 AM  
Blogger Wool Winder said...

Great story!

7:30 AM  
Blogger Sarah said...

You got to meet the Harlot and give her a skein of your yarn? How awesome!

7:40 AM  
Blogger Lauren said...

Someday...we are going to be able to do something fun like this together!!!!!! How exciting! I already know she will love your yarn!

10:14 AM  
Blogger Twisted Knitter said...

I was very excited to see you there -- we love your yarn! :-) I didn't hear what you said about the lavendar water, but if I had, it would have been totally cool.

And I'm a yarn sniffer too . . .

3:32 PM  
Blogger Brenda said...

oh how exciting for you! I know it had to be fun! oh and I sniff too :)

4:16 PM  
Blogger Knitty Gritty Thoughts said...

How fun and exciting! Lucky you!

5:10 PM  
Blogger Sheri said...

You sure are hard on yourself! I thought you looked great, you looked like you were having a blast and you looked really, really happy. Nope, I think you looked wonderful! How can you not, when she is such an amazing speaker. I just got home from hearing her in Atlanta. Loved every second of it!
Sheri in GA

7:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How funny! I'm sure you did not appear to be a dork! We always think that about ourselves, don't we? That's so cool you got to meet Stephanie.

2:57 AM  
Blogger knitting by Steph said...

how exciting! I want to meet her someday!

6:57 PM  

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