|Visiting in Building A.|
|Duchess County award winning fleece|
Yes, it's Ann Weaver of Weaver Knits! The funny thing is that I saw her face to face what must have been minutes after this. When I'm tired or tipsy (and that morning I was tired) my inhibitions lower and I blurt out whatever's on my mind, so when I saw her, I got all excited and stopped her to tell her I liked her work and congratulated her on the new book. She was super smiley and gracious and seemed surprised to be recognized, but I really felt that I'd spotted a star, like when I was in L.A. back on 2001 and saw
Maude Adams at a ramen house. Exciting!
My Weaverknits sighting was my first of the day. I also spotted and stopped (accosted?) Flint Knits, Lauren of Lolly Knitting Around and Craftivore. Spotting Craftivore was easy, however as (1) I'd spotted her last year at the Brooklyn Flea and we'd since struck up a Ravelry friendship, (2) I knew what she'd be wearing and (3) we planned to meet up. Still, it was exciting. Here she is perfectly attired for a fall wool fest.
|How's that chicken pot pie?|
|OK, these were freaky, S&M gimp looking, but try to see past the get-up.|
Seeing all of the different wools and animals gave me a new appreciation for knitting and has inspired me to experiment more with textures and tones and traditional garments and stitches. I'm excited.
|Mexican-spiced hot cocoa + mini-doughnuts = deliciousness.|