Oct 27

I stalked the Stalker

Posted by Nanc

sorry for the delay posting this…

What a great event! I met gaggles of fun Texan knitters, ate and drank merrily, and enriched my yarn stash! Hoo-boy-howdy, that Stalker Angie can throw some good shindig, y’all.

C. and I started out early Saturday morning, and drove down to Austin (via the Czech Stop). First stop: Hill Country Weavers where we met up with Pla.

While trying to figure out how to buy the whole shop and keep all these other knitters away from my new stash, we hear the sounds of a knitblogger. See, it’s not that difficult to identify the knitblogger if you know what to listen for: a strong voice encouraging and/or explaining to another knitter about some online pattern (check); a happy, slightly crazed laugh (check); specific internet or knitblogging phrases, such as “A-longs” and “Sock Wars” (and check). These are the calls of our knitbloggers, like the song of a bird. And who was this bird we spied? Jo, touting the magic and awe of Lizard Ridge and Noro to this little, cute blue-hair that just about needed one of those hearing horns to hold up to her ears. Um, I don’t know if she followed the whole “computers + Internets (a series of tubes, less one truck) = open network of patterns, encouragement, and access to other knitters.” (poor dear)

After we paid for our purchases, we headed over to Opal Divine’s patio for much food and fun. There we met the following swell folks:

All these great knitters plus tasty food, nice weather, and tall pints o’ beer made the day super fun. There were even kittens up for adoption (check the other blogs for cutie pictures) and music (although that wasn’t as great). I believe that everyone had a good time (I know I did), and there’s talk of getting a trimester schedule going for meet-ups in Austin, Dallas, and Houston. I’m all for this!

After this event, C., S.Angie, and I headed over to the Lone Star State Knitters Knit Out 2006 event. There we met some more nice knitters, like Jean and Kili. Hunger struck, and so we headed over to some close restaurant (in the parking lot, is that close enough for ya’?). I forget the name of the place, but I won’t forget one thing…

Sweet Corn and Cheese Tamales, Mable!

Hopefully I’ll see more of these and other knitbloggers at the Kid ‘N Ewe event next month.

4 Responses to “I stalked the Stalker”

  1. P-la Says:

    Your pictures are super!!! (Hee – you said SHAFT – hehhehe)

  2. Jen da Purse Ho Says:

    wow your pictures are great! hahaha. so much fun w/ tx knit bloggers!

  3. Teri S. Says:

    Yum…sweet corn and cheese tamales! It sounds like you had a great time. And congrats on the house purchase! Will you have a special stash room?

  4. Julia Says:

    I want you to know that I saw your socks at the Fair. They were gorgeous! I also saw Marilyn in Butter, how come nobody mentions that? You got some great photos of the Stalker Meetup – next stop, KNE. Yahoooo!

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