La da di da da…

[insert casual conversation voice] Hey, guess what I did today? I hung out with Annie Modesitt. [end voice]

I know! I’m floored, too!!!

Annie is busy traveling throughout New England during this week, teaching classes and giving talks, and I was really touched that she made the time to meet me, to knit with me, to talk to me, to let me pick her brain. Although our chatting was extremely casual (Annie is very warm and friendly – it was easy), I feel I learned so much while spending time with her, and that now I have a much more complete picture of her as a person – a knitwear designer with a car full of yarn, a wonderful family, a passion for history, and a dislike of raw tomatoes.

She even used the very computer responsible for bringing you this blog entry!

And that’s all and everything I hoped for in meeting Annie. I mean, she is the reason I still knit today, and I admire her creativity and cleverness wholeheartedly – I consider myself truly lucky to have even met her. Thank you, again, for everything!

I also met Annie’s copy editor for Cheaper Than Therapy – hi, Lissy! Nice to meet you, great restaurant recommendation – and I handed off the soon-to-be-felted dog bed (goodbye for now, can’t wait to see you in the book).

Not much knitting was accomplished, I was too fixated on what Annie was telling me, and on her amazingly fast knitting – it’s SO fast, I’ve never seen anything like it!

And now I’m just exhausted…

Eight exclamation points.

16 thoughts on “La da di da da…

  1. christine

    wow, what an experience. yay for powerbook provenance. 🙂 congrats on meeting annie, and especially for you knitting the dog bed for her book. that’s so awesome and such an honor!

    i was actually quite starstruck when i met norah gaughan at the berroco booth at the boston knitout. did you see her as well? when i saw her nametag i almost fainted. these knitwear designers are truly inspiring!

  2. Shar

    How very exciting. It’s so nice to put a face and personality to the people we read and admire. I can’t wait to see the dog bed. I know it will be fabulous.

  3. betty

    mmmm… who’s the one that looks like a groupie now? 😉

    i suspected it when i read Annie last entry… “a chance to visit some good friends in the Boston area – some old, and some new-” wow! so you’re her friend now!!! congrats.

  4. suzanne

    That is fabulous! I love her designs. I am working on the leaf scarf from scarf style right now–the pattern is so engaging–it takes concentration without being frustrating. Like reading a fabulous book–its just flowing. I’ve made her Silk Corset too.

    I probably would have gotten her autograph–Ihave learned so much from her. How to knit lace, how to cable without a cable needle (thanks KnittyGritty) how to rethink my knitting.

    Thanks for sharing…!

  5. Kim

    Woo! You’re such an “in with the in-crowd” person now ; )

    I do hope you are going to go into more detail about what she told you though : P This entry was like reading a carrot attached to a string..

  6. CatBookMom

    Wow! Hurray for you! MaryTess and I are going to a class with Annie on Saturday. Eight students only, so I’m expecting a fabulous time.. Isn’t it wonderful to be part of the knitting world now, when we actually get to meet these fabulous knitters and designers and chat with them in person and on the Net? Thanks for sharing the event.

  7. Julia

    dude, that’s awesome!! That lady rocks!

    I wanted to tell you about that kfi cashmerino you posted about, I work for a shop in pittsburgh, and we’ve got quite a bit in about 6 differant colors, (no cream though) just so you know in case you realy need some, sometime. We do mail order!

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