Really, it’s hard to describe an Evening with The Harlot. We got there a little before 6:30, and there were a LOT of people.

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I had that I’m happy-for-her-but-sad-for-me feeling (for the first time in the evening 😉 ) because I had visions of closer seats….but it was all good…

Someone initiated a big show-and-tell, where we all stood up and introduced our knitting projects to one another. What a hoot! This was when I finally spotted Stacey! Hi Stacey! It was so nice to met you!

Before long Stephanie and Franklin (who was knitting that lace during the talk…dude, I can’t imagine) walked right by us (!) and it was time! And what a talk it was — Steph is every bit as hilarious and personable in real life as she is on her blog. No surprises there.

One of the funniest moments was when a seven-year-old knitter asked Stephanie what her favorite project ever was, and she answered, “maybe a little later your mum will explain what a Harlot is” and tossed out some comments about Harlots not being able to choose, and loving one thing for ten minutes, then moving on to love something else.  It was classic…

Then came The Line. Here’s a testament to my time spent in The Line:

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(Aside from the few inches I knit before we got there, I knit an entire freakin’ sock. Minus the grafting.)

I was kind of kicking myself later for not getting the names of the women in front of us — they were very cool and fun to talk to! I don’t know what time it was when we finally reached the promised land:

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Stephanie! And the Bohus! And I’ll even post this one, even though I look pretty dorky:

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That’s Lisa, holding Stephanie’s yarn, Stephanie holding our socks, and moi with the Traveling Sock (!).

I’m so tired, I feel like I’m going to fall over. But it was so worth it! 😀

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