Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Stitch n Pitch was not horrible or lonely at all! I met a "buddy" for the night, someone who was also there solo and I think we were both relieved to have someone to talk to and laugh with at everything that was going on around us. I shouldn't be so afraid of people, so consumed with shy, but I am sometimes. This was really pushing the boundary for me but I'm pleased that I did. It feels like a little personal victory. I chatted a little bit with some of the other knitters on the shuttle and I really think I need to start getting out to the A Mano events more often. What a great group of knitters. I have pictures. And a recap. I just have to get them off my camera.

I finished my Baudelaires! You may recall that I was one repeat and some ribbing from finishing the second sock when I LOST the first sock. And there was much gnashing of teeth and maybe I hurled the unfinished sock into my Project Gulag bag and bitterly said some shocking bad words. And the other night when I was going through some boxes of old family pictures, I discovered the first Baud in an unexpected place and there was much rejoicing and also some more bad words while I tried to find the #4 'working' dpn that had NOT been hurled into Project Gulag with the sock but maybe used as a hairstick instead. Dpn was located and the Baud sock went to the Dodger game with me.

I was sitting directly behind Crazy Aunt Purl! I did not actually attempt to engage said knitter in conversation because I knew that if I did, I'd just squeak something like bees! at her.

What I wanted to say was, "Wow, it's so crazy cool to be sitting behind you! I am so excited about your book, go you! And thank you for your gift of writing because it is so comforting and helpful. There seems to be a little parallelism of structure with the too many cats, wine, divorcee thing, and I take a lot of reassurance from what you have to say some days. I have enjoyed your blog so much! Also, bees!"

Instead, I think I made a joke about nachos.

Go me. My celebrity fu is obviously still going strong.

Recap and PEEKTURES, hasta pronto.


Miss T said...

Yay! Glad you had fun. Going out can actually be okay sometimes. And congrats on finding that sock.

Ellen Bloom said...

Oh! You should have identified with Crazy Auntie! She's as shy as you are. Really, she is!

Glad you had a good time. Can't wait to see your photos!

Lucia said...

I so identify with you. Either completely tongue-tied or a mile a minute with inappropriate TMI chitchat, or possibly a combination of both.

I was inspired by her post to ask if my knitting group wanted to do our own stitch & pitch at our local single-A park, where the top of the stands is maybe 20 feet off the ground. Less dizzying, more friendly, much cheaper, and they even have hot dogs.

Knitty Cat said...

I always end up saying something stupid when faced with someone who has any celebrity status at all.
I went to a Hafla that my local belly dancing groups put together and Rachel Brice (huge star in belly dancing) was there. I made a total idiot of myself.

geogrrl said...

House gremlins. That explains where your sock has been. They do that.

I was wondering if you saw Crazy Aunt Purl. Well, you're both given to inappropriate comments--her about porn, you about bees. I'm sure you'd get on like a house on fire. Perhaps you can attend one of the stitch and bitches she goes to?

I'm so glad you got out and had a good time. I do the same thing--"I'll be bored/lonely", "No one will talk to me"--and so on. If I force myself to go, I usually have a good time and am glad I went.

Roxie said...

Yayy for you! Keep stretching the envelope. So glad you had fun. (Toxic nachos? Enjoy 'em while you're young.)