What a quippy fellow.
Well, I must be a dork of epic proportions too because I am well impressed.
Holy...crap...I'm going to take my WIPs to Dragon*Con over labor day weekend and get sock pictures with all my favorite sci-fi/fantasy stars. But Nimoy and Shatner never come to Dragon*Con! I AM SO JEALOUS!
COOL!! Spock and Kirk! that is fabulous! those socks should be auctioned for Tricoteuses! some Trekkie would pay big bucks :-)
I like how Nimoy is looking like Cohen, I had to look twice.
I LOVE Leonard Nimoy! I bet he would have held the sock.
Leonard NIMOY!!!! Wow - if only he and Bill were signing albums. Hope Gail managed to find you on Friday.
I think Nimoy would have held the sock too--if you had explained it "logically" enough! (Seriously geeky Trek fan here.)
Add me to the list of epically proportioned dorks!!! I am mega-impressed by your quick thinking to get those cool pics. Job Well Done!!!
That is so fun! Leonard Nimoy is so awesome. You should do something with the socks to immortalize the event, embroidery something on to them.
Elizabeth is probably write... some trekkie knitter probably would pony up $$ for that pair of socks =)
It is pretty cool that you got to see both of them.
I must be a bigger geek than I thought I was: I'm not only impressed but envious!
Well, now you can say you boldly went to BEA or something like that.
Dang. Had I but known. In another life (in a galaxy far, far away) Nimoy used to be a friend of mine, a still better friend of my father's. It's been a long time, but I think he'd remember. Next time you get a sock anywhere near him, give it a try. Couldn't hurt.
(Shatner, alas, wouldn't know me from a hole in the ground.)
Oh wow. It is a shame you couldn't get closer to Leonard Nimoy. Spock is way cooler than Kirk ;)
The ULTIMATE: Capt. Kirk and Spock with a Harlot sock!!
I wonder if he would've held it if you told him it was a homemade Tribble?
(Please tell me you know what I'm talking about so I don't seem like the Queen of Dorks!!!)
Great blog Stephanie. Love reading it.
Dude!!!! How cool is that?? Silly handlers :(
Oooh I agree with Jenn C. Those socks will definitely have a certain cache. And I am soooo jealous! BTW, what were Kirk and Spock promoting?
That's not dorky...that's AWESOME!!! The sock sees so many interesting people and places...I'm jealous.
A viewing of Mr. Sock! A picture of him with your spock! How cool is that. The Force must have been with you . . . oh, wait, wrong dork file. . .
I salute you wholeheartedly. :)
What is wrong with these people that they did not recognize the significance and importance of "the sock"!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!? Not to mention the fact that they did not recognize you?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!? Scotty Beam Me Up.................
I am here at BEA for work, I was walking one of my freelancers to a meeting..deep in conversation with him, looked up, saw you running by and said "Dude, that was the Yarn Harlot". He is an NYT bestseiller and promptly looked at me like I lost my mind.
I went by the booth but you were in a meeting and I didn't want to bother you.
But I can say that my sighting of you was the highlight of my BEA. Oh that and the Cure last night at the Hollywood Bowl :)
Apparently they don't read the NY papers when you made coin-phrase history with "Kineared" or something like that. Snoze they lose. I bet though if Shatner thought they were "boob socks" he might of paid more attention.
I bow to your amazing geekery. :)
What I would give to have been there! Mr. Spock and socks! It doesn't get much better than that folks! I think we all argee that Spock would have held the sock. That's just so cool! I am such a trekkie. Too bad Patrick Stewart wasn't there...oh well. Knit Long and Prosper.
Old-school cool! Maybe you could schlepp the sock around to sci-fi conventions, and end up with a calendar of sci-fi men with socks. Sqeeee!
How about (in no particular order) Richard Dean Anderson, Ben Browder, Michael Shanks, Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant, Michael Trucco, Hugh Jackman, Jensen Ackles, Jared Padaleki, David Duchovony, Harrison Ford and Viggo Mortensen? Twelve already? Better do a second year.
I can't believe they didn't try to arrest you. Imagine the headlines: Yarn Harlot Socks Captain Kirk...
(except they look so old! sigh.)
(I find it hard to believe that in the last 40 years, Bill Shatner has never been asked a stranger question than "will you hold my sock." I mean, he's Captain Kirk for God's sake.)
Ooooo. Keen. I didn't realize (until this post prompted me to go look) that Shatner has an autobiography out. ST has been popping up a lot in my life lately. I've been reading a Nimoy book I stumbled upon by accident, and recently spent the day with someone significant in the history of ST.
He's not Trek, but have you thought about trying Dave Barry? He's at BEA, and he didn't spend years getting chased by mobs like Shatner and Nimoy, so he'll pose with "ordinary people." (You are not just ordinary, but if they don't knit, they won't know that.) He'd definitely hold the sock! He'll have his "It's funny how every member of the public I meet is crazy" expression on, but don't worry, that's normal for him because, well, you can guess that his fans tend to be a bit off-kilter.
Look for a guy in a blue shirt, probably with Ridley Pearson nearby...
TeeHee!!! I'm glad you were able to get the pic of the sock "with" them anyway :)
Sigh, Leonard Nimoy. Serious envy on that one.
But seriously, how could someone refuse to hold the Yarn Harlot's sock??? (Jean-Luc Picard was always MY captain of the Enterprise.)
I love Leonard Nimoy. I am so jealous. I grew up on Star Trek. Thanks for sharing.
And you say you're not a fan...
OMG, you caused my Star Trek loving geek heart to skip a beat. Best. Sock. Pictures. Ever.
OH MY GOD! That is so frick'n funny. To be a fly on the wall...or a fly on the sock;)! You go girl!
Is there some sort of corelation between knitting and geek-dom? I have been knitting since I was four and reading/watching sci-fi since I was seven or so....
Kirk AND Spock!!!! How cool are you?! I'm so jealous!
(I just started my SECOND pair of socks!)
Dude. Those are the best pictures ever. Seriously. My parents didn't let me watch sitcoms as a child, but they did let me watch Star Trek.
Congrats on the Star Trek sightings--too cool! I've sent my husband to find you today, as he's at BEA as well. I hope you get to Boston someday soon so I can meet you in person!
I love it! Socks w/trekkers...I am totally jealous!
Definitely the Captain's loss. He will never know just how close to other stardom he was. Our Galaxy has obviously not crossed with his as yet. Maybe he is a real muggle.
Now Spock may not have had such unthinking handlers. However we takes what we can get. Good goin' and spunky of you too.
Don't knock the spock sock. That rocks!
OMG! You are the luckiest gal alive! Sorry you couldn't get him to hold the sock.
Maybe, if you'd said the sock was knit from the fur of Tribbles, they'd have agreed to have their pictures taken with the sock.
Great sock pictures and what fun just seeing Leonard Nimoy and William Shatner.
Just knowing you freaked the Shat out is enough for me. And Sock would've just brought out the ruddiness in his cheeks anyway. He's not worthy. How silly is he for ignoring the request of knitting's rock star?... *boo-hiss* He missed a major chance to pimp himself. His loss.
BRILLIANT!!! I think the Shat's response is kind of funny, actually. Too bad you didn't see Wil Wheaton (Wesley Crusher of Next Gen) - I think he was there pimping a book.
If you created a commemorative sock pattern for this event called "Spockners", I'd knit it! ;)
DUDE! you met/saw shatner and nimoy in one day that rocks!
live long and prosper!
next time slip the sock in the book and when he goes to pick it up so he can sign the page ... quick snap a picture...
of course this assumes you will meet him again lol
Shatner is a freak just ask George Tekai. I'm with Nan, give me Patrick Stewart anyday.
How terribly rude of the handlers. Don't they KNOW who you are???
Any knitter publicity is good publicity. Besides, I'd bet Nimoy and Shatner are used to far worse.
oh man, now I've got Nimoy's "Bilbo Baggins" song running through my head...
And you know that his handlers had some later discussion about a "crazed fan" carrying a sock....:)
Aren't you glad you don't have handlers like that?
Still wish I'd snagged the Shatner book, man. I missed the end of the line by mere minutes. Would have compensated a teeny bit for my Bradbury Failure.
I envy you SO much. I know that Shatner has gained a lot of weight and that Nimoy looks old, but man! They are still cool. I appreciate your dork-ness in posting these!
The sock will now live long and prosper.
You should forward a copy of the photo to Shatner. With a note.
Even my husband was impressed!
Awesome. Totally and completely awesome.
AWESOME doesn't come close. Guess I should buy Shatner's book now. Squeeeeeeeee for you!!
Ahhh being a geek is wonderful. Just think, if you weren't such a dork you wouldn't have had so much fun! Wow, Spock and Kirk in a single day....sigh
I met Shatner my senior year in high school at the Papermill Playhouse in Millburn, NJ. It was right after Star Trek got canceled and he was doing the play "The Tender Trap". We had tickets for a Sat. night that included a simple buffet and a "meet and greet" receiving line. No handlers, so you actually got to talk to him a little bit as you went down the line. I was in sci-fi heaven.
So you (sort of) kinneared a Nimoy and a Shatner. Good job!
You were already one of my heroines. This just sealed it.
Does this make you a knitting knerd?
Oh. My. God. William Shatner IS my personal hero. And Leonard Nimoy is not far behind. You rock, Stephanie! You are no geek in my book.
Yeah! I would have stood in line all day to meet them. So cool! I would also love to meet my hero(ine), Nichelle Nichels. I wanted to be her when I grew up. Where your sock is concerned, resistance is futile.
Shatner just fell several pegs in my book. Wouldn't hold the sock . . . the nerve.
That is NOT geeky, that is cool! Congratulations, Stephanie! I mean, my favorite star moment is seeing Mike Nesmith come out of a men's room in a restaurant in Ensenada, Mexico, during the Baja 500. While YOURS even has a sock in it! :-)
Well, you should have told William Shatner that your sock was made from the finest fibre! Isn't he a big fibre fan?! And you are a very regular knitter... :)
First of all, I don't think you are a geek, I think that is very cool! Secondly, I find it interesting that William Shatner had "handlers." It makes me think of a dog show, and I don't know whether that's funny or sad or just inappropriate...
the trifecta: Yarn Harlot, Captain Kirk, Spock
it makes my day!
You should've told Shatner that you were Canadian. He might've held the sock then.
muggles muggles every where
not aware of the power in our needles
or the power of we dorks
To boldy go where no sock has gone before.
Wow. I've got non-knitting friends who probably think that you're super-cool now.
Of course you could have closed the sock in the book and given it to the handlers to pass to him for signing and pulled a Dobby on him! Just think, you could have freed him from those evil controlling handlers!
Sorry, couldn't help it :^D . And um...the trailing yarn might give it away...
Hot dang...Kirk and Spock both, huh? Cool. But you're still cooler.
Both Kirk and Spock. Fascinating. Am I jealous? No, I am in control of my emotions.
Eek! I'm very much impressed. I'm sure they created fun fur out of tribbles anyways....
At least you can wash/wear the sock when you finish it....had he touched it, you would have been sunk.
Think Jaime could give "them" lessons?
And the scifi sock calendar would be a sell-out.
He obviously though you said "Hold the Botox."
Hence the "No."
The yarn must have been Trekking?
No...way. I can't believe you Kinneared SPOCK, of all people!!! And Shatner too? Unreal. I actually love Shatner more for Shatner nowadays, he's just to awesome all on his own. You're my hero on so many levels.
Good GOD - at first glance I thought you somehow got a shot of your sock with my boss. It didn't register with me until now that he looks like Leonard Nimoy.
Being a dork of epic proportions just means you blend in well with the rest of us...
I am SO jealous. That is the coolest thing that I have ever seen.
I doubt it's possible for DH to be any more supportive of my artsy pursuits than he already is... but this entry might do it. Hmm. Was Bruce Campbell there, too?
Too bad he wouldn't hold the sock. But you got his autograph.
Shatner's reply was very Denny Crane of him. It must have been the "Mad Cow". He and James Spader have the most awesome chemistry on Boston Legal! I love, love, love them!
Joining you in dorkdom, because that is so awesome. Dude!
Now, if you could only have kinneared Patrick Stewart...
I remember you saying, during one of your talks, that knitters will never be dorks at our conferences as long as there are Star Wars conventions! While this wasn't that... it's close enough.
"Shatner, baby, she Canadian, dude. Hold the sock, for gawd's sake, eh?!"
I bet Leonard Nimoy would totally have held your sock. He's not uppity like that Shatner! I really think wearing those pointy ears takes a guy down a peg no lie. It's so hard to be a snog while wearing repurposed elf ears.
My estimation of you has increased exponentially knowing you are a fellow Trek fan :) Great photos.
Did you tell them Barack Obama held the sock?
OMG! Spock Sock! Some designer totally has to do a Sci-fi sock club now. We totally need a real Spock Sock (even if it's just blue with the shirt insignia on the side). And I bet if Scotty was still alive, HE would've held the sock...
That rocks! :) I totally love William Shatner. :)
Oh my. I'm laughing so hard. William Shatner has to look for permission to hold your sock?!
Have you seen the documentary, "Trekkies"? If not, you must.
That was not dorky. It was treksational! I love Star Trek! Thanks for sharing your expeience with us. And I just loved the comment by Emma: "Knit long and prosper." You can't top that.
Book Sign Negotiator!
His loss; your great pic.
Too bad you coundn't have been beamed up and saved the gas.
Kudos for your persistence! GET that sock photo! It must be stressful to be at the end of a hustley line like that. Poor Mr. Shatner.
Haha!! That's too funny! I can't believe Shatner wouldn't hold the sock though :-( I'm going to a book signing for Oscar DeLaHoya's book in a few weeks.... wonder if he would be willing to take a pic with a sock! I'll probably be so awestruck that I won't be able to formulate words anyway! I'm usually such a peaceful person, but I can't help it, I just love boxing.
I am so totally envious. I would have done the same thing!
That is of epic proportions!
Live long and prosper.
You know, considering the degree of dorkiness that The Shat is exposed to on a daily basis, it's extremely impressive that you surprised him with your "strange request." A knitter out-dorking Trekkies? Now that's something!
Oh. My. God.
I'd probably have been shaking too much to keep the sock straight - how did you manage it?
he probably thought you were being kinky, didn't know what an honour it was.
Holy heck! Spock and Kirk all in one day! You lucky lucky lady!
(Isnt Leonard Nimoy sexy? I think so...would have been even sexier holding a sock, but oh well).
Hey, if that makes you a dork of epic proportions, that means I'm one too. I would have been swooning!
You should have yelled "koo koo for coco puffs" as you snapped the picture and ran. That would have been hilarious. (thats what his charcter on Boston Legal would have said)
Way to Kinear them both!
Sock, the final frontier. These are the voyages of the Yarn Harlot's sock. Her on-going mission: To photograph the sock with aging, but still cool, sci-fi legends, to seek out new yarn and new fans of the sock, to boldly go where no sock has gone before.
Perhaps his handler remembered reading these very words on your blog several months ago...."I have developed a disturbing crush on William Shatner." It's a wonder they even allowed you in the building!
Coolest sock pictures EVER.
Should have told him you were Canadian....
As a lifelong Trek fan, you have just cemented your place in my personal Pantheon of Awesome. Because...Sock + Spock. ZOMG! Live long and prosper indeed! Engage! /dork
You'd think with the event not being open to the general public they'd be a little nicer about the whole thing. It might occur to one that you may be famous in your own right at such an event. Crazy stuff, huh.
Most impressive. One day, THEY will look back and wonder why they didn't hold the sock of the very famous Yarn Harlot! Dorks forever!
You should have brought one of YOUR books along & explained that you're also a famous writer to the handlers... you're famous to us, but this is different, huh? :)
Maybe his handlers thought you were a Klingon, on the starboard bow...
[Geekier-than-thou; that line is from a daft little song called "Star Trekkin' Across the Universe".
I am a huge Shatner fan, and so impressed. Loved his last CD. He looks bewildered, but I'd look a lot worse if I were so famous and had to have handlers. I bet he's better one-on-one - pity you couldn't have trapped him in an elevator ... no, I guess that's a little extreme, even for a sock picture.
Wow! It's hard to read through all the comments and not wet your pants laughing!! SO much to mention...I, too, first thought that Nimoy was Leonard Cohen. My favourite comment is from urbancorrespondent, hands down. *and* I once met George Takei at a convention (non-knitting). I know for sure he would have held your sock.
Great day for sock pix.I faithfully watch the last five mins. of Boston Legal" every week. It's the only part I enjoy.The captain and the original Daniel Jackson on the same show.Don't those handlers know who you are?They need to know that there are celebrities in gendres other than Sci-Fi.
Woah! I think I sucked all of the oxygen out of the room when I saw your sock with (gasp) Leonard Nimoy, and then nearly passed out due to aforementioned lack of oxygen when I did it again in response to (GOOD GRIEF!) William Shatner! Poor you! You'll have no further goals in life!
Fellow Trek Geek. ;)
You are the WOMAN! How cool are you to have sock pictures with both Leonard Nimoy *and* William Shatner?
Good on you for your perseverance. :)
I love how you Kinnered Leonard Nimoy with your sock.
Stepping out of lurkdom to say: O.M.G. Those pics are awesome! I'm so-o-o jealous (in a good way, of course)!
OK, so Shatner has gained weight and Nimoy looks, uhm... old. Well, I am fluffier and wrinklier, too. What do you expect after 40 years? Anyway, what fun to see them both on the same day! And Captain Kirk may not have held the sock but at least he spoke to you and it sounds like he would have taken it but for his evil "handlers". You rock, Steph!
When my husband called me from BEA yesterday afternoon and was telling me about all of his celebrity spottings, I said, "WAIT, IS STEPHANIE PEARL-MCPHEE THERE?" To which he of course said, "huh?"
He did get me an autographed book from the Deal or No Deal model though. ;)
How sad is it that at first I thought Nimoy was Richard Belzer?
See, you should have said it was a Canadian sock, then he might have held it for a fellow Canadian.
Leonard Nimoy! I'm sooooo jealous! (Don't care much for Shatner, but Nimoy... When I was in my early teens I used to imagine being mr Spock's daughter. Dork? Who me?)
Only his daughter? Climb into the dork back seat.
Spock AND the Sock! Cool. Too bad Kirk couldn't take time to hold the sock. That would have been awesome.
PS, just bought your new book today. Couldn't wait to get out of the book store to start reading. So there I was standing in line reading, giggling and garnering strange looks from the rest of the shoppers. Does this qualify as inexplicable knitter behavior? I totally love the way you write.
Dork back seat! Crack me up.
I just wanted to know if you thought to ask the good doctor (if he was there) which yarn you should use. He would have said, "Dammit Stephanie I'm a doctor not a fiber specialist."
I thought Leonard Nimoy looked like Cohen too! how strange is that? great pictures! I'm not a Star Trek fan but I appreciate what a coup you have there.
Dude, you rock. How likely is it that they have a clue how many people saw that picture? I guess it comfirms that Shatner is a jerk. Ah well.
It's dead, Steph. Heh.
You totally kinneared Leonard Nimoy didn't you? Hah! Vulcan death sock!
Wouldn't you just love to be the fly on the wall when Nimoy & Shatner met up for beers at the end of the day & asked each other, "Dude, did someone ask YOU to hold a sock today? What's up with that??"
Wow, didn't know you were a Trekker too! I've seen Leonard but never Shatner. What fun!!
That is awesome! I love how you took the picture anyway!
And here I thought you couldn't get any cooler.
First of all, you know that Shatner has a hearing problem (brought in his TOS days when an explosion went off too close to him), so it's no wonder he didn't quite understand what you said.
Second of all - YOU RULE! Dork? HA! As an old school Trekker, I have nothing but admiration for you. You have single-handedly, in this one event, elevated knitting in the esteem of all Trekkers everywhere. I can now hold my head, and my sock, high! Thank you!
I love William Shatner on Boston Legal!! David Kelly has written such wonderful lines for him as "Denny Crane"-and I just saw him on a "Alfred Hitchcock " from the late fifties-He was quite a looker back then.
While manning the away team, you have successfully gone where no knitter has gone before. Live long and prosper.
Honestly, I think these are the funniest comments ever on this blog.
And I just read an article TODAY about William Shatner in the paper...guess he's sorta direct and can appear to have an "edge" to him...He just didn't understand the significance of the SOCK! They probably thought you were a lunatic and there was something inside of it. Well the highlight of MY life was getting to hold the sock when you visited Seattle, so I am still "not over" that. William missed his chance! The sock "lives on!" Thanks for your humor!
Wow! The Sock must be so excited! I think I would faint if I could touch your sock after being so close to greatness.
Awesome story! One that you can tell the grandkids again and again. Of course they'll know who Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock are.
Totally geeking out on your behalf. Awesome.
Don't let the sock get a big head now! It may taunt all of your other socks, and that wouldn't be very nice.
Haha, congratulations! I'm sure the sock is equally thrilled and telling all of its sock friends.
You are my kind of dork! Don't tell all the cool kids (specially NYC cool kids) but I have always had a crush on William Shatner.
My friend has met "The Shat" before and says he has his own space-time continuum (sp?) so consequently no one can sign autographs as fast as "The Shat". Patrick Stewart is good but not that good!
Maybe he thought it was a red sweater instead of a red sock... would have rightly given him pause then. :D Grats on the pics though! Best wishes for you to get pics of the BSG cast or SG1! I'm sure they would hold the sock for you. :)
Oh, that's hysterical. Little do they know what history they missed knowing was happening right there.
I suddenly have that awful video in my head of Shatner smoking, trying to look cool, and saying (you can't call it singing) "Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds." A Stephanie sock in front of him--you've totally rescued the man.
You wouldn't want William to hold your sock. Who knows where those hands have been. Light years and light years beyond... Ahh he didn't deserve to hold it anyway. I bet Leonard would have!
I am totally, completely 100% sure that if I ever met Leonard Nimoy I would immediately start crying. Don't care if he's old enough to be my Grandfather, I love that man.
I'm wondering if my husband is even more impressed with this than I am! It's quite possible. Well done!
I have only been reading your blog (and your printed works!) for a short time, but I've enjoyed your writings immensely. You just geeked out over William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy? Ok, that's it. I'm convinced. You are TEH Awesome.
Brilliant - the ultimate kinnear. I'm thrilled to see them 'with' the sock.
Having just seen Wrath of Khan for the first time last night (the second Star Trek movie), it is hilarious to me to find this today. (there was also a bio in the newspaper about Shatner this morning too!) Everything is coming together at the same time -- WEIRD and so cool. Congrats!
Kirk and Spock, could it be any better!!
Mmmmmmm...I loves me some little Willie Shatner.
Wow the captain and the second in command! You go girl! Did you see crazy aunt purl too?
To boldly go where no sock has gone before! This is so cool! I LOVE Star Trek and it is so unbelievably cool that you have sock pictures with both the Captain and Spock!
I am impressed!! Oh, to have my knitting photographed with stars of such trekkie proportion :)
Kinnearing Nimoy was the absolute coolest! I actually prefer the way Leonard Nimoy looks now.
You just keep setting the bar, Steph!
I'm so glad one of you commenters mentioned Stargate. I used to love that show. It's hard to believe James Spader played Daniel Jackson when you see him on Boston Legal. Those characters are light years away from each other.
My favorite scene by William Shatner EVER was when Denny Crain shot a convict that he'd been representing in the knee, while visiting him in jail and telling him he couldn't represent him anymore. I just about laughed my head off! I wish I knew what episode/season that was.
I love it that you totally confused Shatner and his handler by taking a picture of him with the sock. :)
Wow woman. All socks quiver in your glory. Awesomeness. E and I are "fighting" over who is more is jealous of your sock. :)
Oh wow. You are oh so very cool (and I do not mean that sarcastically in the least.) I'm so jealous!
Very cool. The original is still the best version of Star Trek ever. When I was in college, they cancelled it on us, and we responded by taking our TV into the mountains and executing it by firing squad. There was nothing else worth watching. (And yes, we did clean up after ourselves.)
Actually, that was 25 years a go and I haven't had a TV in the main part of my home since. (We do now have a small one on a rollaway cart that lives in a corner facing the wall and gets pulled out for a movie about twice or three times a year.)
::snorking at Rams ^^::
Ahh, Steph? We're all down with geekdom - heck, any knitter worth his or her merino gets their geek on, but it is becoming apparent that your frequent demonstrations of significant hand-eye coordination and your committment to biking and yoga are the only things that keep you from having "nerd" masking taped to your back.
I know you are, but what am I?
I think Spock put it best when he said: ""Fascinating" is a word I use for the unexpected. "Interesting" shall suffice here."
you lucky, lucky girl! william shatner was the first ever object of my affection! at 5 years old, we got our first television set and when i turned it on, there he was! defending the galaxy and roaming the universe all with a manly stride while donning those 100% free-of-natural fibre futuristic suits! sigghhhhhhh. what a man! jean-luc picard is but a meagre substitute for the manly leadership that is james t. kirk!
YES! At long last, something I can relate to Spouse that he really gets. I said - "now you see why I love the Harlot?" and he read it and said he did. Of course he had to add "Poor guy. Can't even hold a thought." LOL! Thanks, Stephanie, for bringing this knitter-geek something new to share with her programmer-spouse geek! :)
star trek AND knitting? that's fantastic!
if they only knew!!! How many people would see this photo, he would have darn well held that sock!! :) lol
You need to carry the book w/the photo of you on the cover so you can hold it up and point to it and then yourself and say "See? I'm not a rabid fan, I'm an author. Hold my sock!"
And taken from the second verse of "The Rocks Song" from the MST3K version of Star Trek V:
Socks socks socks
My love affair with socks
Society won't understand
And here comes Mr. Spock
Forget my moment of utter humiliation at my (phone) interaction with EZ.
I prostrate myself before your geeky greatness.
PS - what do I have to do to get copies of those two bad boys? I am quite motivated... and have a fresh Jacob fleece in the garage...
Geekdom Kings! I bow to your ultimate Geekery. LOL
Loved the post "Yarn Harlot Socks Captain Kirk"
Seriously, I did love Star Trek, (the original), Spock was my idol...I did think that little Checkov dude was pretty cute though.
Whoo hoo, good for you, girl!! That's the science fiction equivalent of a sock picture with the pre-Yoko Ono Beatles!!
Great Kinnearing job.
ah - join the other Star Trek geeks among us .... how fabulous that you got to meet them both in one day :-) Be still my heart.. who knows where the sock will go next.. obviously where no man has gone!
P>S> I agree with Maria that these are the funniest comments ever on your blog..
Another friend of mine was there, and gave a detailed acoount of it, including wine and chocolate, here:http://www.marvwolfman.com/todaysviews.html
He's a comic and graphic novel author, so that's his perspective.
You actually got within a decent Kinnearing distance of Mr. Spock? Can I kiss your camera?
All those evenings in my mis-spent 60s when I thought Spock was just the coolest space dude ever, well about the only thing better would have been to meet him parking the Enterprise in Golden Gate Park. Favourite line from a Star Trek movie? "Does anyone remember where we parked?" After a long and consciousness-altering evening at the Avalon Ballroom, that was totally our catch phrase.
Spock with Sock - Dr. Seuss needs to take this one on (or would if he were still around to do it.)
Nothing wrong with being a dork of epic proportions. I would have been the one standing there with you saying "Go ahead, ask him!".
And you definitely have earned yourself a gold medal in the Kinnear Olympics!
It was lovely to meet you at ABA, Stephanie! I was down the hall signing. Can't believe I missed out on Trek Paradise. Too bad that Captain Kirk looks a bit overwhelmed by the sock-a-liciousness of that gorgeous red yarn. Love how you outfoxed them for a great shot.
WOW! Totally Kool! If I were still an independent bookseller could attend ABA conventions I, too, would have drooled at the sight of Nemoy and Shatner and definitely would have tried for the autographing photo op. Congratulations on keeping your self together enough to get the job done for all us dorkie Trekkie wantta be's who need to "get a life" and you got another great quotable moment from Shatner with the "I can't even hold a thought". You go girl. Geek out for all of us who are stuck in mundane muggle lives except for short weeks at sock camp. Love everyone's comments. We are sooo dorky! What a great group to belong to. Happy Knitting everyone, Alice in the Heartland.
OMG what a riot!!!! Now all you need are Patrick Stewart, Kate Mulgrew, and Avery Brooks, and you'll have all the captains. Let us not forget Nathan Fillion and the rest of the Firefly crew. How can we forget him? He's so mmmmmm! Then there's the Babylon 5 crew, that's one of my all time favorite Sci Fi shows. See, you're not the only geek around. In my family, people who watch Sci Fi and play with computers are Geeks, not dorks. We've made you an Honorary Member of the Geeks since you fit in with the rest of us so well. The fact that you Kinneared William Shatner is just the proves that you belong with us. Very cool! Live long and prosper.
Cool. My husband will be most jealous.
Yes, I'm am very jealous that you got to see Spock and talk to James Tiberius Kirk. "Yarn Harlot socks Kirk" that just cracks me up! More importantly, I think your next book should focus on your travelling socks. Just saying.
Holy Live-Long-and-Prosper, Batman!
Let us not forget Scott Bakula! I'd love for him to hold my sock!
It is so much fun to see this conjunction of people who have made me laugh and given me so much enjoyment over the years. Now if you could Kinnear Sherlock Holmes and Lord Peter Wimsey... :)
Oh my god!!!! That's so cool!
George Takei would totally have held the sock, assuming he'd been there. He actually let me kiss him after giving me his autograph at a 1974 Star Trek convention in Detroit, which, considering his sexual orientation, was mighty sporting of him. (On the other hand, Walter Koenig kissed me even though I hadn't asked him him to, which was actually sort of creepy! - and - I was a lot cuter in 1974.)
Oh yes, many of us geeks are out there, and many of us knit!!! LOL! I love it! The socks go Star Trek!!!!!!! I can't help it, I grew up watching re-runs of the original series with my Dad every evening! (I'm WAY too young to have watched it when it originally aired. hehehe)
Woman, you are a dork after my own heart! You got to see Shatner and Nimoy!? I am SO jealous!
How cool! I'm sorry neither of them actually held the sock but at least you didn't have to Kinnear them!
Man, that is awesome. Plus, I'm pretty sure I touched that sock's mate, so I'm pretty sure that's the same as meeting Leonard Nimoy and William Shatner. Right?
I had friends in college that would plan their class schedules around Star Trek and Dr. Who - I am totally jealous that you got to meet them both! Clearly I need to get out more - my son will be impressed, and he has rudimentary knitting skills to boot.
Holy Jesus! I didn't even know William Shatner was still alive. Thank you for reviving him for me.
That is funny and awesome all at the same time. You rock.
I can just imagine what his "handlers" were thinking-Stephanie the SOCK TERRORIST!!!!!
This is the coolest thing ever! Finally Star Trek and Knitting combine!
Denny Crane is busy running for President and cannot hold a thought. Take a gander at You Tube and be ready to fold over in laughter.
On the other hand - NIMOY - would have held the sock. As an all around serious fellow, he would have realized its significance. Logically.
I wouldn't worry about outing yourself. Have you seen how many sci-fi geek groups there are at Ravelry? You just scored some serious geek POINTS.
My Spock crush just came back in full force. Damn it.
Wow! Mr. Spock and Captain Kirk in the same day at the same event! My Mom would be so jealous. I'm sure between the SciFi and StarTrek conventions, they've seen and experienced much stranger, geekier things than a knitter wanting them to hold a sock in progress, sheesh.
I am SOOOO jealous! I guess Shatner's handlers are really used to weird fans, so they felt the need to shuttle you along. But asking Captain Kirk to hold your sock is not weird. Ah, muggles...
Your books will outsell theirs.
You painted a mental picture for me that I can't stop laughing over.
Fabulous! Dorks of Epic Proportions Unite! But, I am with Milissa - Scott Bakula can hold my sock anytime!
You are soooooo coooooool! But don't these guys realize that they blew their big chance to be immortalized with a Knitting Rock Star's sock?!!! You really should auction that sock. I'd bid -- I was a Trekkie from Episode 1!
Knit Long & Prosper! (Great new catch phrase, Emma!)
And another T-shirt we need -- Knit Long and Prosper! I too believe Nimoy woulda held the sock -- and obviously, those handlers did not know with whom they were dealing, otherwise they would have known you'd get the picture. Travel home safely!
Spock and Kirk! (or Denny Crane) Not dorky at all, very cool! But he should have held the thought, I mean the sock.
Knowing some trekkers (a.k.a. trekkies, depending on your generation) I'm sure that holding your sock would not be the weirdest thing anyone has asked him to do.
Which has got to be why the story is soooooo funny.
Maybe if you had dressed up as a green Orion slave girl ....
I know that both of them have an incredible fan base so I can understand you being gently hustled out of the way. It makes me appreciate the time you take for each of your signees at events.
It is pretty cool though to get both Nimoy and Shatner in the same day.
If you hadn't already, this would have totally pushed you over the line from dork/nerd into ultimate coolness. It'd be cool enough to get one or the other, but both? In the same day? Without going to a Trek convention in Vegas? Wow. I bow to your awesomness.
I interviewed William Shatner when those singing commercials were very popular. He asked me to call him Bill. He's a lovely fellow - his handlers must have some weird sock phobia, I really think he'd have been all for it with only a tiny bit of encouragement...
I grovel before your epicness.
thanks for reminding me that i wanted to rent "trekkies" and "trekkers" again!
Your not a dork. I remember when they filmed one of the movies in San Francisco and my father was at the County Health Department getting some papers signed and rode up in the elevator with both William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy and never even thought of asking them for an autograph. I don't think my mom and I spoke to him for a week we were do mad. He said he didn't want to bother them.
oooooh Stephanie!!! I read your blog all the time and hardly ever post because everyone else has already made great comments, but I couldn't get over the Nimoy and Shatner and the sock!!! I love Star Trek and I LOVE (possibly inexplicably?) William Shatner (I watch Boston Legal just for him! well, it is a good show, but he is why I started watching). Would like to have Scott Bakula hold my sock, too, lol!
Awesome! I am so old that I watched Star Trek before it was in reruns. "Spock" was featured on NPR's "In Character" series yesterday(Sunday):
Sooooo jealous! You're looking at a major Sci Fi geek right here who had a similar high point on a trip to NYC this spring (well, minus a sock and closer to the Nimoy experience). I sat 20m away from... Patrick Stewart! He was playing in The Scotish Play (MacB) and I was just about swooning the entire time! But Shatner and Nimoy! Oh my! :-D
You say Dork like it's a bad thing....
I shall knit while I watch a Star Trek rerun tonight in yours & thier honor!
Spock AND the Captain is the same day, with the sock....too-too cool!
Kirk & Spock? Wow!!! I just wish I could have been the sock this weekend. Soooo jealous. Uh-huh, and p.s. - obviously you are not alone here, since there's already over 200 comments. Geeky knitters of the world unite!
I cannot believe you saw Kirk AND Spock on the same day, AND actually talked to Kirk!!!! Dude, knitters are so geeky anyway, we don't care, we're jealous!!!!
Your dorkiness I know well. Rams, on the other hand, I'm learning new things about today...
I'm not sure that I would limit Scott Bakula to sock-holding. Also, if the good doctor was there for any reason (sock holding, book signing) that would be one for the record books, as he is currently (with Scottie) singing with the Choir Invisible.
I am sooooo jealous!! What a score!
Wow - William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy in photos with the Sock on the same day. At least you got close enough to get the pictures!
I love it! You are a woman after my own heart. I totally geek out at this! Shatner and Nimoy and the sock. Wow!
Steph - I think you ought to look at this from another perspective - How lucky were Shatner and Nimoy to have their picture taken with the Yarn Harlot sock? That's publicity that NO PR rep can provide....
Great Spock&Sock photo! Nimoy is a very cool guy. This video however, makes you wonder what he might have been up to back then ;)
Positive SCORE!!! high fives!! happy dances!! whooping!!
Dude. If that makes you a dork, you have no idea just how dorky I am. This has totally brought me out of lurkerdom to post! Ha!
What a great day that must have been! I'm totally jealous.
holy crap! That is too awesome for words! I am so jealous!
Not only a fantastic writer, but a sci-fi fan too. Wow. I'm so jealous - Nimoy and Shatner. How cool is that.
DUDE! I'm agog with envy an hysteria! I have no other words! When I grow up, I want to be you!!!!
God In Heaven, please tell me that Leonard Nimoy does not have ANOTHER book of poetry! Please! *goes off to lie down in fetal position*
Dude. You scared the shatner handlers with a sock? PLEASE. Like that should have been scary to them... not that I hold prejudicies against Shatner fans... but- apparently I do... Kind of... in a fun way...
And Star Trek is what we watched every sunday night during dinner....(ummm we ate in front of the Tv... I don't let my kids do that;)
Also- I still want a Tribble.
Maybe my yarn stash is a latency to this Tribble wanting thing... maybe yarn is related to Tribbles...cute cuddly amd multiplying to infinity in a knitters closet... and drawers.. and ziplock bags and pianos..:)
Hysterical! How could they know they'd be super famous!
What a hoot. And I agree with others - George Takei has it all goin' on. He wouldn't have just held the sock.. hell, he's such an awesome freak he'd have worn the sock. somewhere. ;-)
You are now the high priestess of Knitterly Geekdom. All hail...
I bow in worship of the sock pictures! I would probably have gushed (definitely with Nimoy, not quite so much with Shatner). Tekwar *shudder*.
So *horribly* jealous. So totally cool. I tried to be Spock for a whole year when I was 15 or so.
Have you watched Galaxy Quest?
I thought my sock was cool because you touched it but your sock is the holy blessed sock of geekdom now!
I too loved the character of Captain Kirk. Which is why every time I see Shatner in one of those horribly stoopid commercials, that I shudder. I do not want him to debase the memory.
I know I read somewhere a few days ago (so I can't remember where) that Nimoy has Alzheimer's. It was a review of Shatner's book, possibly?
Good on you for getting pictures of both, even though without them holding a sock.
The reason Nimoy doesn't look like Spock - and only looks like a number of others (all mortals) - is because he has ordinary, un-pointed ears in the YH picture!
Sorry about two comments in a row - I just forgot to include the previous sentence in my first remark. I was thinking about how early I have to get up to attend a transportation conference tomorrow. Boo Hoo - there is no transporter beam to get me there.
I totally understand the thrill of being in the same space as Spock and Kirk, you are not alone. We may fly under the radar but there are plenty of Lady Sci Fi fans out there
Suggested new colorway:
spocks that rock
that is all.
My husband is SOOOOOO impressed!!!
Oh, so very cool. I am bowing down in awe! Well done!
I'm so impressed that I'm speechless. I pretty much just stared at my monitor with my mouth hanging open for about a minute and a half...
OMG that's so cool.
OMG I'm such a geek.
Gasp! Trek and sock knitting at once! I'm in heaven. I thought I could only get that while watching reruns on my sofa.
You're so lucky. Too bad neither of them held your sock.
You are my ambrosial hero. The very ground you walk on deserves to be strewn with petals of silk and wool roving hand dyed in the most beautiful colors. I nearly spit butternut squash soup all over the screen when I saw your pictures!!!
Is it just me or does Shatner look like the exhausted mother of a 2 year old in that picture? The reddish face, the look of defeat, glazed eyes of exhaustion.
Regardless, w00t for even seeing these two!
Who ever said being geeky was a bad thing?
Tell ya WHAT-- Vulcans age better :)
Congrats on 2 in the same day, that's surreal and too much fun!
Live long and prosper!! Cool.
[I shook Jimmy Doohan's hand in university and went to the very first Canadian ST convention at the Royal York, eons ago.... Dorkdom lives!!]
Not only is this super cool, it has also produced the two funniest comments I've ever seen in the Comments, "Seam me up Scotty" and Tracey's suggestion that our yarn stashes are actually the product of suppressed Tribble lust.
Giggle! Spock and socks rock!
We're big Star Trek fans in my family :)
I'm such a knitting/SF geek that I ran down stairs to tell the Rommie that you had picters of Spock and Kirk with your Sock-In-Progress, I was giddy. Should we e-mail Shatner and let him in on the "Yarn Harlot" experience? Then next time he will be begging to have his picture taken.
I'll have to remember to tell my husband, "That yarn is just the offspring of Tribbles. I started with only two--you know how it goes..."
Dude. That rocks. Dorks rock, too =) and your sock has gone where no sock has gone before!
I've never read through all the Comments before, but these are so entertaining: Harlot Socks Captain, yarn stashes as Tribble infestations, . . . LOL!
"Hell no, I'm not going to hold a sock. MAD COW!"
I'm not much for Star Trek, but Shatner's character on Boston Legal is a riot. MAD COW!
Leonard Nimoy? Wm. Shatner? On the same day? I read that, took a breath, and forgot to release it. I am pea green with envy. What a coup!
I want the Ravelry buttons for Love and Agree! Such charming comments!