Jewell of the Style

Hi all! I’m back from L.A. We hammered out what most of the next seasons’ episodes will likely be, with only a few “maybes” to juggle. So far, everything’s looking great! We also shot a few Knit Bits at Rather B. Knitting in Encino (randomly in the same strip mall that 40 Year Old Virgin was shot in) and Stitches from the Heart in Santa Monica. As I mentioned in my last post, some of the bits included the lovely, Annette O’Toole, who couln’t possibly have been more gracious or sweet. It was a pleasure working with her. She had a great sense of humor which helped when I mistakenly introduced her on camera as “Annette Benning” to which she replied, “You wish!”. I’m such an idiot sometimes. The only reason I can think of for the mistake (which btw happened way into the shoot after I’d introduced her correctly several times)is that we were in Santa Monica which is where I took pre-natal yoga when I was pregnant with my oldest. In that class one time, Annette B. was my partner for one of the excercises. I guess that could’ve been it. More likely however, my brain just gave out on me. Anyway, here’s a picture of me and A.O. who’s wearing an ascot I gave her that I knit out of a sample ball of LOVE (aka the silk/bamboo variety of my new yarn).

In case you’re wondering why an obvious polaroid-quality photo is cropped so tightly, it’s because from the waist down I looked pregnant in the shot. Since I AM NOT in fact with child, you can imagine how undesireable that outcome was for me. See this is what happens when I’m in a fantastic relationship (with my BF, not A.O. ;-))–I put on 10-15 pounds from yummy dinners and wine. Skinny Vickie= unhappy Vickie; Curvy Vickie=happy Vickie. Ok, I will now stop speaking of myself in 3rd person. Thanks for listening.

Jewell Magazine, a local shopping publication, did an 8-page Austin Craft Mafia layout in the current issue. It’s a whole, darkly funny take on the juxtaposition of partnering the word “Mafia” with crafts. It was soooo much fun! Since a lot of you don’t live here in Austin, I thought I’d share it with you here.

That’s all for now. It’s time to go back to work on a poncho I’m making to wear on KG.

Have a nice weekend!


5 Responses to “Jewell of the Style”

  1. Isela: Purling Sprite

    Now I like her even more…we both share our love for the crafty fibery stuff.

    I can relate with the unhappy=skinny story…I must be very happy right now ๐Ÿ˜€

  2. DebbieKnitter

    Oh geesh, I must be an exstatically happy person ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Greta blog, I luuuvvv it. Oh you simply MUST try Malibrigo yarn, it is my latest love and as for “yummy” yarn, this is right at the top of my menu this week. Another yumster lately has been EuroFlax Linen which was AWSOME!! Anyways, sorry, I take yarn detours frequently! Love your show too.

  3. Sean

    i second the malabrigo suggestion and i so need a poster of that bathtub shot. that is too awesome.

  4. sean

    I caught that knit-bit. It is so cool we have such famous knitters. I really loved the baby blankets displayed. Especially the baby blanket with granny squares. I definitely need to find the pattern for it.