December 05, 2004

More Stockings

Three and a half down, two and a half to go:


The one on the right (that’s “gold”, by the way, not yellow. Whatever you might think it looks like!) doesn’t have its heel or i-cord edging yet, but when it’s done I’ll just have two more to do, as well as the lettering on these three. Unfortunately there won’t be a great deal of knitting time this week, since it’s the last week of term and there are many Christmas-related activities. I won’t be home very many evenings!

Yesterday in Loblaws I noticed that Stitch and Bitch Nation is prominently displayed in their book/magazine section… now that’s popular culture penetration! I also had a (minor) celebrity sighting… Kevin Brauch, the host of The Thirsty Traveler, a show about alcoholic beverages of the world on the Food Network (Canada). He was shopping with his wife and kids. Mark and I proved our essential Canadianness by paying no attention to him in the store and then giggling about it all the way home in the car. Our much-vaunted ‘politeness’ to public figures is actually just embarassment… we’re just as geeky about spotting celebs as anyone, but we’re too timid to do anything about it!

Anyway, it was a very exciting shopping trip… the grocery store on a Saturday afternoon is much more of an adventure than on Thursday evenings, our usual time.

Posted by Aven at December 5, 2004 04:15 PM

Oh we Canadians are so Canadian eh!
In Halifax we see a lot of ‘Stars’from down south up here filming some movie or other. We are so nonchalant in their presence, yet after it is all ‘oh you’ll never guess who I saw on my lunch hour today’. Although I must say when Sting was in town a few years ago a few people did a double take… Judi Dench, Tom Selleck, Peter Falk made me look twice.

Posted by: Paula at December 5, 2004 08:10 PM

The Thirsty Traveler has a wife and kids, man what a change from what I was thinking. LOL! I love that show and how sometimes you really see that he’s having a great time tasting local products. ;)

S&B Nation at Loblaws, I wonder if I’d be so lucky to have it at my own store. Keeping my fingers crossed. :)

Oh and I guess I’m a true Canadian too, I would never walk up to a star to even just say hello but LOVE to giggle and tell my boyfriend who I saw. ;)

Posted by: ~Jo~ at December 6, 2004 12:48 AM

The stockings look good so far…I know how bright they are in person!

I too did not picture the Thirsty Traveller with kids. Who wouldda guessed?

Posted by: Dani at December 6, 2004 05:51 AM

Ah, it’s so nice to get back to your knittinglog, a variant perhaps on Ian’s travelogue. Both of course interesting in their own peculiar and rather obsessed waze… I of course have no obsessions. None.

Posted by: Susan at December 7, 2004 08:35 PM