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Only a few more days…

June 4, 2009

The clocks ticks off the minutes one by one and with each tick another tock is added to the excitement meter.

Meeting the Yarn Harlot has been on my “to-do” for quite some time. I find her written expertise enjoyable. Her knitterly prowess is to be envied (she churns out successful almost faster than the rest of us can make colour and yarn decisions). She is Canadian! This last bit cannot be outdone.

Often our icons and heroes are NOT Canadian. They hail from other parts of the globe. They visit Canada and often state their love of Canada, but they don’t possess the spirit of a true Canadian. However, the Yarn Harlot, a Tortontonian, is Canadian to her heart. Her kind spirit shines through her essays, her Canadian sense of humour (often thought of as dry, the Canadian sense of humour is really a bit on the twisted side – we love to laugh at ourselves – it helps keeps us warm through the winter) punctuates her musings on knitting and the Canadian lifestyle.

On June 6, 2009 my fellow Saskatoon Knitting Circle members and I are leaving Saskatoon about 6 am to drive the 160 odd km drive to Meunster, Saskatchewan. This is the home of St. Peter’s Abby, which will house the Saskatchewan Stitching Conference – organized and hosted every year by the Haus of Stitches in Humboldt, Saskatchewan. The drive will be a long and early one. However, this is the sacrifice even my 16 year old teenage knitter is willing to make.

As the days are ticked off the calendar, our hearts get a bit lighter and our excitement builds as we move ever closer to the meeting of our Canadian and knitterly icon…

Are you ready for us Stephanie? ‘Cause here we come!!!

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