Sunday, August 17, 2008

My brush with Greatness

Just to prove that I DID go to knitting camp and not just fantasized about it, I present the following photo's as proof that I was truly amoung some of the Greatest minds in traditional knitting.

The Goddess and Me

Joyce Williams (Author, Latvian Dreams, Armenian Knitting) and me

Joyce is truly one of the humblest people I have ever met, she creates these amazing designs and says things like, "Oh, I just added a few short rows here in the front and left off an entire 1/12th of the pattern, but other than that...."

Amy Deitjen and me

Amy is one of the quickest witted, funniest people I have ever met. I don't know who her comedienne hero's are, but they had better be happy that she is in central Wisconsin, their job would be in jeopardy. And knows her stuff? Amy knows her STUFF, any cast on, any cast off, amazing.

These 3 ladies along with the remaining staff from Schoolhouse press are as normal as can be, despite the fact that to those of us who have been to Knitting Camp, they are Rock Stars.

It is almost time....

I am competing in the Ravelympics. I finished my Mr. Greenjeans ( for the WIP Wrestling and I've started my February Lady Sweater, I dont' know if I'll finish it, but I'm going to try.

On the home front, DS18 (how did he get to be 18) leaves for U of I on Tuesday. My mom and I will take him down, but he took his "stuff" down on Thursday. Here he is exhibiting his best imitation of a studious student. It is as if my heart is being ripped from my body to think of him going away, but I have given him all the tools I can and it is now time for him to make his own way in life. I hope I have done my job. There will be 2 boxes of kleenex in the car on Tuesday, be sure.

DS#3 doesn't get to make the blog very often, so since I'm on a family "bent", I'll post his picture. He will turn 3 on 8/25.

To round out the family theme of this entry, I present DD#2, she was a flower girl in June for her cousin (thank you Katie) and she was lovely. She'll be in therapy over the shoes, but if that is all she's in therapy for, I'm lucky.