(I was going to title this post "The Harlot is Coming! The Harlot is Coming!" but changed my mind, as I realized that it looked a bit, well, um, you know... "questionable")
About a week ago I read that the Yarn Harlot would be in Calgary this week on her book tour (HERE tomorrow, in fact). I immediately wrote it on my calendar. I immediately started thinking about what I would bring to knit: it must be interesting, but not so engrossing that I can't listen to the Harlot. It must be portable, and worth knitting (not just a swatch. Who swatches, anyway??) Then, when my supervisor told me that I may have to work late some days this week, I said that I couldn't on Wednesday because of my voice lesson and started to say "And I can't on Tuesday because the Yarn Harlot is speaking downtown" and realized that a) He wouldn't have any idea what I was talking about; b) he wouldn't care; and c) I may be getting a little close to the obsessive knitter line.
It was at this point that I realized that not only have I become a strangely obsessed knitter, but that I don't know anyone who shares the knitting obsession. I have a good friend (Hi Robin!) who is equally crafty, if not more so, but no one who truly is (almost) all yarn (almost) all the time. AND on top of that, I don't have anyone who would even understand my strange excitement over getting to hear and maybe meet someone whose blog I read regularly. (not to mention that no one really understands why I read blogs about knitting...) I think this is why I'm excited about going to hear the Yarn Harlot tomorrow. I might actually (if I can get over the shyness) meet other obsessed knitters. Can you imagine?
So, if you are in the Calgary area, you might want to come out and see/hear the Yarn Harlot (aka Stephanie), we might even get to meet the SOCK!!! And, I'd like to meet you.