Friday, August 7, 2009

apologies to the Aussies

I didn't have any classes today but I was still very busy. After a quick trip to the convention center, I headed downtown to do a little shopping. I picked up some stainless steel water bottle cages for hubby (it's our 11th wedding anniversary in a few weeks and the traditional gift is steel). Then I headed over to Powell's. I was in book heaven!!!! I bought a few books for myself and a few for hubby.

Afterwards, I hustled my butt back to the convention center to participate in setting a new world record for most knitters knitting. The Harlot made us apologize to the Australians who set the record of 256 knitters in June. Then we were told to knit and we did for 15 mins. It's not official yet, but I'm pretty sure there were more than 256 knitters in the room. The experience was out of this world. I had goosebumps the entire time.

ETA: here's a link to a video. Can you spot Gladys? Hint - look for a pooling stole.

The afternoon was spent standing in line and getting my books signed by the Harlot, Cookie A, Cat Bordhi, and Nancy Bush. I did a little more shopping but I didn't buy anything (still lacking in the money department). I bumped into Sivia Harding and I gave her the bootie that I test knit. I also saw Trish from Indigo Moon.

I'll let Gladys post about her adventures but she was basically in Barbara Walker heaven.

My apologies for a pictureless post. Pics are on the camera but there is no available USB port on the laptop.


Gail from Surrey said...

Yes, Yes I spotted Gladys, and Dottie, is that you sitting beside her, leaning forward in the video?

Need I say, HAVE FUN!!!!!

PurlingPirate said...

OOOH The fun you are having!!!! Wish I was there with you!!! Keep on having a great time and keep on telling us about it!!

PurlingPirate said...

I did!! I did!! I saw Gladys!!! And WAS that you next to her??

Bea said...

So fun. My MIL and her boyfriend are in Portland this weekend. I SO wanted to hide out in her luggage.

adrienne said...

totally awesome...and yes, the pooling scarf really helped!

Pauline said...

Hi Dotty, haven't been here in awhile but I followed the link from QHuackers. The video actually brought a tear to my eye, but maybe that was because I remembered you had spent all your money on day one and now you don't have any left for fabric. The ducks can't wait for you to get back and tell us all about it. Angela wants to go next year, if there is a next year. Heard the organizing experienced a few bumps, but if someone doesn't pick this event up they are crazy.

geela said...

Good thing Gladys had on her stole so that we could find you in that record-breaking crowd! Must have been fun.