Monday, June 11, 2007

Wild Wet Knits in Public

It was a wild and wet knit in public day for Sydney. As many other blogs have already reported ( here, here and here) it was a very good turn out considering the bad weather.

There were lots of Internet acquaintances finally able to meet in person. I loved the synchronicity when I recognised the Central Park Hoodie of Michelle who was then able to meet David, the recipient of her recording of his podcast's theme music. (See here for the actual moment captured on film courtesy of the quick shutter finger of M-H.)

I've finally got back home to the warmth of the mountain cottage today after spending the long weekend in Sydney. The slightly chaotic K.I.P of Saturday was followed by a day of Haircare Product launch in the Studio. I'm glad I get paid to do this because there is no way I would have voluntarily stayed in the same room as all those sulky, skinny, models. We were wondering if their bad attitude is due to lack of a decent meal?

The day wasn't wasted because I did get to take home a show bag with some product in it. Why can't there be more Knitcare product launches with show bags full of goodies?
I can't complain about winning goodies though - especially after I scored another prize (some DPN's and Rare Fire Jewel yarn) from Yarn magazine for answering this anniversary questionaire. Thank you again, Yarn Mag. That's the most I've won for the past 20 years, despite being a regular $2.00 Jackpot lottery buyer. I hope I haven't used up all my luck!


Michelle said...

It was a great day, and it was so nice to meet you! Thanks for the link to M-H's photos, too- I think the one of you, me and David has a certain watercolour artiness to it.

Glad you got through the haircare launch, too- perhaps you should have offered those models a sandwich?

Grandma Flea said...

Thanks for all the photos. It looks like you had a great day despite the weather. I would have loved to have come, but had other commitmnets. I did my bit for KIP by knitting on the train into the city on Friday.I hope I can make it next year. I have at last ordered the Cleckheaton book - I'm so impressed by your jacket!

mehitabel said...

Now that sounds like fun--I had to miss the whole day, but knitting in the rain in Sydney?? My idea of heaven! Maybe next year...