Thursday, October 16, 2008

A Harlot in Church

I have to say the new fiber guild in Boston, Common Cod Fiber Guild, has started off to a very good start. Last month the inaugural speaker was Franklin Habit. Very funny and started knitting while in college in Boston (fine, Cambridge) so bonus points for that.

And last night I got to see The Yarn Harlot. While I will admit to not being one of her more obsessive fans (I read her when I remember to, not religiously on a daily basis - I save that for Crazy Aunt Purl) I have to say if you ever get a chance to see her then go, do it. She is so very funny, she says "arse" a lot and talks all canadian and stuff and brings a group of really talented knitters together. One woman had a lace shawl made with her own handspun that was so fine and beautiful and of such a gorgeous color. As one of my friends put it, " If I made that I would just sit around naked all day and wear just that." Did I mention that The Harlot was speaking in a church? This all just gets me more excited to go to Rhinebeck this weekend and see all the goodies peoplehave made and fondle lots and lots of yarn. And there will be bunnies! But I am not talking home no matter how cute and soft they are.
Sorry these photos aren't the best, lighting in a church is apparently not focused on picture taking.


Ariel and Anna





Signing


With Coffee


3 comments:

Nell said...

How fun is that??? I love the Harlot. But, like you, I read when I can. The books are hilarious though!

Sara Kirby said...

oh how fun! I would love to see the Yarn Harlot speak.

I agree though, I'm much more of a Crazy Aunt Purl kinda gurl ;)

Anna said...

It was a very fun night. So much inspiration. I like the title you gave the post too.