Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Two Macs & A Spinning Wheel

There's Liz Gipson of Handwoven, preparing for a segment and adding a rustic touch to Kim Werkers & my mac laptops. Life on the cyber frontier.

Today was a LONG day - a very good day - but a long, long, day...

After arriving in Cleveland last evening and being graciously met at the airport by Cathy Bothe of Signature Needles, we drove to the hotel where I collapsed after eating half a burger and blogging. Oh, and I got to watch Comedy Central (I missed you, Steven...)

Up this morning at 6:00 am (3:00 am PT, which I was still kind of experiencing) a shower, packing, makeup, and then off to the studio with Cathy and her kind husband Kent for our segment of Knitting Daily TV.

What a delight to get to spend all day with Eunny, Kim, Shay and Liz!

Cathy was SO funny! During her segment we watched backstage and she was absolutely adorable - a knitting Paula Deen. It was so gratifying to hear everyone who tried her needles today just RAVE about them. Yes, they're expensive, there's no doubt about that. But to my mind they're worth every penny.

And all who try them them are waiting with bated (baited?) breath for the much anticipated and whispered-about Signature circs. They can't come too soon for me!

After the segment Cathy and Kent took off for Wisconsin, I hung around the studio waiting for Shannon's segment to end. In the mean time I got myself roped into another segment about rolling a ball of yarn (would you like some eggs with your ham?) and THAT ended up going until 5:00.

Which left Shannon and I precious little time to get to River Color Yarns, adjacent to Stitch Cleveland, for my 6:00 class, but we just barely made it. I was sad that I didn't have more time to check out the yarn, but I'll have plenty of time tomorrow, and I fully intend to do a little stash addition...

The class was larger than I'd expected - 13 folks - all of them hard, hard workers. It was a beautiful evening in Cleveland, but a little warm in the shop, which made me feel low energy. Shannon insisted that I seemed very energetic, but I was feeling the burn.

After class Shannon drove me to my hotel, (#4 this week: Marriott, Hilton, Clarion & Radisson) and I discovered I was just in time for most of the local restaurants and room service to stop delivering.

However, I was able to get a nice stromboli from a local pizza place, I have my current mitered Seawool project in front of me, and life is beautiful.

I'm right across the hall from the pool, which I may enjoy tomorrow morning (if I get up at a half decent hour)

One of the weirdest things about staying in 4 hotels in a week is seeing how they differ as to TV stations. None had Bravo (damn!), three had MSNBC, two had Comedy Central, one had TRU TV.

And now you know the stations that I watch...

Tomorrow, 2 more classes. Friday, home.
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Anonymous Roz said...

Are you taking your vitamins? You must keep up your strength -- for yourself, your family, and your fans!

OK, enough public pressure -- seriously, please take care of yourself!

September 18, 2008 9:10 AM  
Blogger Annie said...

Hey Roz,

Check out this post from last year.

I have my vitamin cocktail every morning, and a couple of vitamin B complex to boot!

September 18, 2008 9:42 AM  
Anonymous Jan said...

That picture of your mitered Seawool project looks mighty sexy!

September 18, 2008 11:58 AM  
Blogger OfTroy said...

you got it right.. Baited breath is something else.

(2 young things were out on the ice fishing.. No shack, not tent, but a big, no make that a huge catch..

all the old guys were going home empty handed, and as they passed the two young things, they each hauled out yet another fish (if you know the name of the fish, say it cause it makes a better story)

One old guy, looked at the fish, and at the young things, (and there simple rods and reels) and asked "what's you secret?"

one girl mumbled something, and he asked again, "excuse me, but i didn't understand..."
and she mumbled again..

and this time, she could tell from the look on his face, he didn't get it..

so she held out her hands, and spit into it, and said "warm Bait" (and that is the other kind of baited breath!) --but if you are waiting, (not fishing) you want bated breath!)

September 18, 2008 3:15 PM  
Anonymous Beth said...

Annie, I'm feeling you as far as how many hotels can one sister do in a week. I just got back from #3 in time to unpack, toss the dirties down the laundry shute and go pick up the child from school and start dinner. The cat asked for my ID before allowing me entry into the house...

I LOVE the Signature needles, definitely worth every penny and got very excited to hear from your blog that there will circulars coming soon.

Take your Flintstones and have my envy that your state gave the nod to Al Franken.

St. Louis Beth who once brought you beer in KC.

September 18, 2008 4:16 PM  
Blogger Karen said...

I just got my second pair of Signature Needles and it certainly won't be my last. I'm in love :-)

take care of yourself


September 24, 2008 2:01 PM  
Blogger fiberlicious said...

What is that lovley piece of mitred knitting in the photo? It's gorgeous and I want it!

September 26, 2008 11:11 PM  

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