12 August 2009

Yeah, I'm Just Hanging Out with Knitting Celebs ...

You know it's been too hot and humid for me lately when I fail to download photos from my camera in order to enthrall my blog readers ... I happened to check my camera this morning, and realized that there were two pictures that were still sitting there!

One of them was from a few weeks ago, when Wendy was in Philadelphia for a booksigning, and I got to meet her in person!*

This was so much fun - Wendy is a friendly, outgoing person who makes you feel like you've known her forever. She was working on her Order to Chaos shawl (which was absolutely beautiful in person, btw), signing her book, and just chatting with everyone who stopped in.

I nearly missed getting to this event, but I had just enough time to get home and clean up a little before heading over to Loop. By the time I arrived, a lot of other people had already come and gone, but I did get to catch up with Eileen and her mom (Eileen was nice enough to take this picture for me), and I met some new people, which is of course never a bad thing.

Needless to say, we also discussed cats, which I always enjoy. I learned that Lucy is mostly fluff ... (as opposed to Jetsam, for instance, who is mostly body), and that she is a very nicely behaved young lady. Which really didn't surprise me.

Speaking of cats, Brigitte is toying with the idea of adding a kitten to her family - a calico! I of course think she should definitely do it. And Tess thoroughly approves, being of the calico persuasion herself. It would all work out well, as one of Brigitte's other kitties, Atticus, is the Canadian Lieutenant of Tess' Kitty Jihad and World Domination Plan (KJWDP), so she would have even more excellent representation north of the border ...

*See, Carol - you're not the only one who has acquaintances among the Knitterati ...

7 comments:

Channon said...

Can I use the heat/humidity to explain why I completely blew off (accidentally, just being addled) two friends this past weekend?

Carol said...

Girlfriend, I AM the Knitterati. Bow down and WOR-ship me.

I want to know your work schedule for the last 2 wks of August. I am hoping to bring the kids for a tour. I promise I will not ask to be shown the cell where Al Capone was executed...

Chris said...

It must've been the heat and humidity that made me totally space that Wendy was here on Saturday! Gah.

Carrie K said...

Rubbing elbows with the knitterati! Excellent!

mary said...

Very cool picture of both of you! So enjoy your blog. Pet the kitties for me and tell them Percy would love to show them a good time here in the MN outdoors (where the coyotes were howling so loud last night!).

Bookfool said...

YES to calicos! I approve. Feel free to share because everyone knows how important Bookfool's approval is (har, har . . . joke, right?).

Lorraine said...

Bridget- What a great picture. I really like Wendy- she's genuine.