Saturday, September 19, 2009

I met Stephanie Pearl-McPhee!

Stephanie Pearl-McPhee

Pinch me, pinch me. I met another knitting celebrity. Can you believe I met Stephanie Pearl-McPhee tonight!

I feel a bit of pressure blogging and writing about knitting's best loved blogger the Yarn Harlot. Well, here goes...

Wine & Cheese Party

Stephanie is in Sacramento thanks to my knitting guild The Camellia City Stockinettes. The Stockinettes flew Stephanie in from Toronto, Canada to teach two workshops this weekend, Grok the Sock and Knitting for Speed and Efficiency. The classes are naturally a sell-out!

Tonight there was a small wine and cheese party at Lizette Hopkin's lovely home to welcome Stephanie to Sacramento. This is Stephanie's first visit to Sacramento and we certainly hope not her last.

Stephanie with the Stockinettes

Stephanie was a delight to meet. She is just like the girl next door. Very easy to talk to and very down to earth. She is naturally charming and witty. She speaks candidly and from the heart. I liked her Canadian accent, too.

As for knitting, I can report that she can knit really fast. While talking with her I noticed how fast she was knitting and not even looking at her work. I am in awe of that!

If you want to know just how fast she can knit... check out her Irish Cottage Knitting technique on YouTube. It will knock your socks off!

Stephanie & Beth

So Stephanie if you read was a thrill to meet you. To my knitting friend Beth (whom I know will read this) thank you for bringing Stephanie to Sacramento for us! What a weekend!


Anonymous said...

Went to the Grok the Sock class yesterday afternoon.
What a lot of information passed on in such a short amount of time!

She's a hoot.

And wicked smart.

A lovely combination!

Stephanie said...

Lisette, it was lovely to meet you too. it was a very pretty California evening, and couldn't have been nicer. I'm having a great time.

Sheila said...

And what a blast today's class was! I'm really looking forward to practicing my levering! Thanks, Stephanie. Hope to see you back in CA soon.