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!