Friday, August 24, 2007

Never a Dull Moment & the Final Surprise

Our Thursday night Stitch 'n Bitch Meet-Up was even more fun than usual, thanks to a visit from WTNH Channel 8's own Geoff Fox, Ted Koppy, and local celebrity knitter/news anchor Ann Nyberg. Now don't get excited and think they were there to do a story about our talented and lively knitting group (After all, Geoff Fox is a meteorologist and try as we might, we haven't been able to get our skeins of cotton and wool to absorb all the moisture in the air and lower the humidity. He wouldn't want to do a story on us, right?). They simply came in to Panera to have dinner between their 6:00 PM and 11:00 PM newscasts. Being the fun and friendly people they are, they came over to our group of table hogs to say hello.

There's just something about pictures of people holding socks, so here we go:

1. Geoff holds Val's new Walk-Like-An-Egyptian sock (her own design!) while Ted keeps a smile on as he wishes he could hold it.


2. Ann looks at Pat's latest dishcloth (she finished one and started another in the same sitting - Prolific Pat!), probably wishing she could quit her job at Channel 8 and join the Stitch'n Bitch-ers.


3. Ted finally snaps and his attempt at swiping my modified-Monkey sock from Geoff turns into an all-out Tug-of-War. Boys play rough.


4. Everyone calms down as Geoff hands the sock to a very gentle, lady-like Ann.

5. Ann holds the sock while showing it the respect it deserves. It takes a knitter to truly honor the sock.

Geoff Fox asked me to email him the picture of the Tug-of-War, saying there was a possibility that he would show it on the 11:00 PM newscast. In my excitement at the idea of showing my sock to the worl . . . um, to Connecticut, I actually left S'n B early to be sure I could get home in enough time to send the pictures. I sent the requested photo, but also sent the picture of Ann shown above. Sure enough, at the end of the weather forecast, Geoff showed both photos and told the viewers about going for dinner and interrupting the "Stitch and not going to say the word but it's a rhyming word."

Big excitement for me! My last brush with celebrity was having Eddie Murphy come through the drive-thru at Burger King where I worked when I was 16. Since I know you want to ask: Yes, it was him. A gold 280 Z. Two cheesburgers, mustard and onion only. There was a real, live cat laying on the dashboard.

And the final Baby Surprise Jacket:

I sewed on the buttons, crocheted a blue edging all around, and finished the weaving-in-of-ends at S'n B. I wish I was tiny enough to wear it.


I'm still not sure which baby is going to be wearing this jacket. There are several bundles of cuteness hanging around. Alphabetical order? Age? Doesn't scream when she sees me? So hard to choose . . . Need to make more.

7 comments:

Kathy said...

Hiya - I saw the pictures on the news!!! I didn't know they were yours - I was looking for you in the background! How funny. Your brush with celebrity! And I love that sweater!! Love the buttons. Will be hard to give away!!! Love ya, biblady

anphoe said...

Look what I have missed...
That's why I have to come everyweek! Stupid anniversary made me missed all the fun!!!

anphoe said...

Cute baby jacket by the way!

jennsquared said...

I DVRed it... Hopefully it was the right one. It's hard with the cable TV - it wasn't on channel 8!!!!

I am so totally in love with your surprise jacket. SO cute! :)

acambras said...

Saw it on the news last night and LOVED it! Laughed my head off, even though I'd seen it all live a few hours before. :-)

Anne

Jen said...

My husband and I stayed up to watch the 11:00 news and I woke up half dead this morning to drive to Torrington this morning, BUT IT WAS WORTH IT!!! Congrats, Knelley!

Erin said...

Your socks are famous! Wish I could have seen that on T.V. I think the finished jacket is so cute, too. I love the buttons!