Yes, that’s who you think she is! Stephanie Pearl-McPhee a.k.a. the Yarn Harlot was standing directly in front of me while waiting for her introduction at her talk Saturday evening in Victoria. (Sorry for the grainy cell phone photo – must remember my bloggerly duties and bring my camera to these events.)
What a pleasant surprise to find out that as a sponsor of the Victoria FibreFest and Knit-Out, Nigel and I were entitled to a front row (literally) seats at the Yarn Harlot talk. Stephanie was up to her usual standard and by the end of her talk, my face hurt from laughing so hard.
Stephanie also graced the Knit-Out with her presence the next day. What a thrill it was to have her in my tent and chatting about knitting needles and car seats on airplanes and baby sweaters. I also got to see her lovely Bohus up close and personal – beautiful.
Other things that made for a memorable weekend included a chance viewing of a bunch of nude cyclists streak past in honour of the World Naked Bike Ride, a visit to the Undersea Gardens with my son and the crazy weather on Sunday from rain to sun to blustery winds that threatened to blow my tent away (more later).