Sunday, July 22, 2007

CGOA Madness

As usual, I took no good pictures while I was away - but the lovely and talented Jill Hanratty snapped this one of me, Kim Werker from Interweave Crochet magazine and , and the eternally blogless but amazingly talented Doris Chan of Amazing Crochet Lace fame. And no, I am not standing on a box - that is an alarming combination of me being very tall and Kim and Doris being petite! Why were we hanging out together? You will have to read the next Interweave Crochet magazine to find out! Well, that and we all happpen to genuinely like each other, which is nice!

Doris and I were doing book signings at different times in the same booth (The Elegant Ewe) so we saw each other at the changing of the guard. A somewhat confused crocheter handed me Doris' book to sign and I acted like I was going to do it thinking she would realize that I wasn't Doris and laugh, but she didn't get it so I had to politely explain that it wasn't my book. Another shining example of the fact that my humor is not necessarily everyone else's.

I was working on the kid's dress for the fashion show right up until the last possible moment, but all worked out in the end. There was another tween girl there too and they strolled the runway together. much to the delight of the cheering crowds. It was awesome - and I swear I will post photos of the dress once I actually take some. The kid and her model friend had about the same proportion to each other as we all do in the above photo - the kid will apparently be a very tall chip off the old block!
And now there is actual non-work-related knitting happening in the house - yay! I went stash diving and picked some Regia Surf from the closet. I wanted a pair of socks for me, but the kid saw the vibrant colors and asked very nicely if she could have them instead, so guess who they belong to now? The good news is her foot is shorter than mine so they are going pretty fast - I needed some instant gratification while I wait for boxes of yarn for new designs to arrive.
I get to stay home this week - whee! I have some work to make up since I spent this whole weekend reading Harry Potter 7. I don't consider myself an obsessed fan, but I wanted to get through it before I inadvertantly saw or heard a spoiler.
I have to say though - we went to a Harry Potter party at the local indie book store on Friday night and guess which other book they had just gotten in, and placed neatly by the cash register? It was very cool for me to see SLoK in the wild, and I refrained, just barely, from forcing everyone in the store to look at it.


Nichole said...

You're such a good Mom.... giving up your socks just like that! :)

Spinneret said...

Very Cool to see the book out on it's own in the world, swimming in the sea of life.
My mom dealt with that knitting situation by handing me the needles. Of course the needles were actually Tyranosaurus leg bones and I had to knit in a snow bank 10 feet deep.

Amie said...

"Another shining example of the fact that my humor is not necessarily everyone else's."

Ha! I know what you mean. TOTALLY. Been there, done that.