Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Represent Meet and Greet

Dear Knittah,

Let me introduce you to a sampling of the fabulous knitters at Indigo and The Spotted Dick last Friday night.

I'll start off with some group shots at Indigo, just to give you an idea of how many people were there:
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(Yep, there were people on the upper levels too!)

Ooooooo! There she is!!!
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and here she is taking photos of us with the sock!
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Did you see us in the photos on her blog? I must admit we were pretty tiny.

Now I'll start introducing some of the people Noricum and I met. (If I make mistakes, I'm sorry. Noricum wasn't very good with the note taking.)

Here's Maria:
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She has an *awesome* accent. We actually first met her at Lettuce Knit the other night, and Noricum helped her model her sweater that hasn't been assembled yet. :)

Meet Jo and her adorable kids:
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Oooo! I just checked her blog, and she's going to talk about meeting me!!!

Now meet Tania:
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I just noticed that our shirts matched that night!

Hee hee! I snuck up on to the signing table at one point!
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(No, I didn't find out who these two ladies with the Yarn Harlot were. The lady in the background is Rachel H, commenter extraordinaire.)

Next is Aurora and Sarah... no blogs, but very friendly people:
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This next lady is Marsha:
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Noricum is going through some sort of pink phase, and so just *had* to get a photo of the pink hat. It turns out that it was a lucky happenstance... Noricum gave her a postcard before we parted... and it turns out she has CFS too! Now, it's not good that she has CFS, but it is neat to meet others with CFS, and she was glad to have met us too.

To make up for the "Ken with food" shot, Noricum made sure to get a "Ken with knitting" shot:
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This is Garry:
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Garry was the sound guy for the signing. Noricum was silly and thought he might be Joe, because she noticed that Stephanie looked in his direction when she mentioned Joe... either it was coincidence, or she just had trouble seeing from where she was. However, he said we could take his photo and post it to the blog as long as we remembered to spell Garry with two r's. (At least Noricum *thinks* his name is Garry... it's *something* with two r's.)

We stuck around to the bitter end (when Stephanie was handed piles of books and asked to sign them, when what she really could have used was a beer). Just before she left, they asked her to sign the table too:
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Apparently all the authors do. (I suppose her mother can now say she signed the table "just like a real author.")

Wouldn't you know it, knitters filled up the Spotted Dick too:
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Here I met even more people! Like knitrous:
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and Alynxia, aspiring sock designer:
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(She already has several designs under her belt, but since she hasn't published them yet, she doesn't feel she can truly call herself a sock designer. But keep a look out for sock patterns by her that I expect will be awesome!)

Noricum and I hung out some more with Aurora and Sarah:
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Sarah has a cute Welsh accent and bought me a drink:
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In return, Noricum bought us some fish and chips (this is an English pub, after all) and shared the fries with Sarah:
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Shelley had a problem involving yarn:
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(um, and with Noricum photographing her with her eyes shut), but Noricum and I soon had things untangled:
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(Look! Her eyes are even open now! She can bear to look at the yarn again!)

It was Drea's birthday on Friday:
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If you can't tell, she's a Canadian Olympic knitter. I forgot to ask if she won gold. Happy Birthday Drea!

And, finally, I am truly honoured to introduce Joe:
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*The* Joe. Joe was reluctant to have his photo taken, but relented at the very end of the night.

Noricum and I were at the Spotted Dick until around 1:00 am (we weren't the very last to leave, but there weren't many left), and didn't tumble into bed until 2:30 am! Boy, were we ever tired! But it was *so* worth it. :)

Hugs,
Swatchy

9 comments:

Tania Little said...

Swatchy - I think I am 'in love' with you....you sweet little knitty thing you. Great picture of us - that I will add to my blog just because I am happy to have met both you and Noricum ... although can I admit I was an am a little intimidated by her math knitting!!!

Fabulous post and I will look foward to meeting you again someday soon...or when your back in Toronto.

XO Tania
aka www.yarnaholicinto.blogspot.com

noricum said...

Dear Tania,

Noricum and I enjoyed meeting you too! Let us know if you want a full resolution copy of the photo. (Actually, I just checked, and you should be able to get the full sized image from Flickr.)

We look forward to seeing you again!

Love,
Swatchy

Knittah said...

Dear Swatchy,
Those are fabulous pictures you took! Especially of "The Joe". He's a rare and shy creature, I understand, so that picture is quite a find!

I am thrilled that you met so many nice knitters. I wish I could have been there with you, but I enjoyed seeing it all through your eyes!

Love, Knittah

Maria said...

It was fun meeting you two. Hope to see you again soon.

Lena said...

I had so much fun meeting you! :) I've never been on someone's blog before. Thanks Swatchy & Noricum!

noricum said...

Welcome! It was so nice meeting everyone!

Shelley said...

Hi,

Thank you soooo much again for helping me with the yarn problem. I haven't advanced much further on the sock (I'm still on the gusset decreases - I don't like gusset decreases) but I'll get there eventually!

It was an absolute pleasure meeting you and I hope we'll see you again sometime soon. Where in the world are you at the moment?

Warmest knitterly hugs,

Shelley.

Celeste said...

The blog's all celebritized now! Woo-woo! Looks like you 2 are having a blast, Noricum!

noricum said...

Shelley: It was so nice meeting you too! Swatchy and I are in Fredericton now, and will be for another three weeks. After that we'll be heading back to Winnipeg for a bit.

Noricum