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Tuesday, October 4, 2005

Back in the days of yore, before those wedding bells broke up that ole-gang-oh-mine, we used to gather at a place on the avenue. Every Sunday night (to this day), there was a Poetry Slam. Here you would find writers, new and old, upfront and sometimes in your face, reading their work, giving their unique mental morsels a turn on the micwaves. Adding a Voice to their page gave us a new dimension, and most always a wonderful peek into the real deal behind the words. It was MAGIC…

Hearing Stephanie Pearl-McPhee read Saturday at Arcadia Knitting brought me right back to that place – where the Words come alive and Speak to the listener, touching them personally, tickling them with meaning and delight!

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I got to the shop after it was LOADED with folks.

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Wall-to-wall knitters bright with smiles,
(that’s the lovely Melody, middle front),

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spellbound by the wickedly funny stories and
jokes that were buzzing all around.

WE, a whole Building FULL of Knitters just soaked it up
and wanted more.

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Those of us with Muggle (non-knitting) friends can appreciate the opportunity to mingle and bond with those that share the Fever! I had a great time catching up with Emily or catching a buzz, enjoying ALL the hand knits (especially Melissa’s Clapotis – see the 30th, WOW!), talking to friends old and new – charmed by Franklin and awed by Karen…

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Check out Karen’s tres cool Shrug – so Pretty!

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Stephanie signed my book and referenced CHIC but I ask you, on the Left, the Harlot, in hand-knit socks with International Rock Star BOOTS or Moi, on the Right (picture snapped by the wonderful Laura) in loafers and tighty whities (eeek!)…

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And these, on another Harlot fan, could sum it up:
the whole day just knocked my Boots OFF!
Magique, Magique!!!

A HUGE shout-out and thanks to Marcy Neth (from Stitch’n’Bitch Nation fame) for later taking us all to the restaurant – and Franklin for sharing the El on the way home – Merci Beaucoup!!!


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