Thursday, July 30, 2009

Emmy Award Winning Knitting

Some BIG news!

You will never believe it, but I am going on VACATION!

"But Maggi, that's madness I tell you, MADNESS!"

Oh but it's true! Yours truly, who has not been on a vacation since her honeymoon (?!?!) is leaving today to go on vaca! Hoop-Dee-Doo! In your face, Maggi's House! Woo hoo! I will be gone for 10 days, 10 glorious not at home days!

What??? No, don't cry! I'm not leaving forever my darling readers, please control yourselves! Yes, through the power of auto-post I will be with you the whole time! Plus, I may just post some pics from whatever exotic locale I happen to be in at the time.

One last thing before the real post begins: there is a special Craftoholics interview this coming Monday that you won't want to miss! Muwahahahahahaha...

So be sure to miss me tons and NO posting anything cool on your blogs while I'm away! (Although if there's a computer anywhere near me I'll try to make an appearance or two!)

Now, on with the post!

Chris meets many people in his line of work, most of which are complaining or just plain rude (he works in retail) but every once in a while, God smiles upon him and brings some really cool people into the store.

Enter D1 & D2, a fabulous transplant couple from the West Coast. Chris hit it off right away with them and being the generous guy that he is, decided to share his new friends with me and we now enjoy having dinners together and what not. They are a lot of fun and the best part (at least for me) is that D2 is a HUGE crafty person and she is a knitting guru. *gasp* Did someone say knitting! Oh baby!

I have ALWAYS wanted to learn how to knit and now I had someone right in my clutches...uh, I mean someone I knew that could teach me! Luckily D2 was in a teaching type of mood and one night after dinner (D1 is a master at making homemade ice cream by the way) we sat down and she taught me. I didn't do too bad considering she taught me to "knit-knit-knit-knit" and instead I did "knit-purl-knot-knit-huh-knit-what-the-..." But she was very patient with me and she is just fabulous!



Not too bad for a first timer, eh? I'm hoping to be a decent enough knitter at some point. Practice practice practice!

So it happened one night that we went to have dinner at D1 & D2's house when I went into their office to check out something on their computer. We were all in there talking and laughing when something over their computer desk caught my eye...

Something...shiny...

Something...bright...

It couldn't be...

But it is!



Three Emmy awards?! What in the blue blazes?! So I calmly and rationally asked D1 and D2 what the what...

Turns out that D2 is something of a big wheel and won three techinical Emmys because she is so awesome. Wow! Wait, does that mean that I was taught to knit by an Emmy award winner?! Wow!

P.S.-They were nice enough to let me hold one and didn't even laugh when I gave an acceptance speech. And yes, they are heavy...

P.P.S.-Yes, my acceptance speech was awesome...they didn't even start up the "Shut up and get the heck off the stage!" music. How nice...

26 comments:

Ann said...

Wow, taught to knit by an award winner--impressive!

Enjoy your trip!!!! I'll try not to post anything too fabulous while you're gone...

Melissa said...

Where are you going, my dear?!?!

Have a fantastic time, I'll be away the same time, it'll be like we're vacationing together! LOL

yyam said...

This is a great story Maggi! I had a chuckle when I read it...

Have a great vacation! :)

Dustjacket Attic said...

Oh my goodness, you know an Emmy winner, too cool and she taught you to knit!

I cannot beleive you are leaving, boo hoo! How could you .... oh right you do have a real life... :(

Have fun without us,
xxx

Nora Johnson said...

Hi Maggi!
Oooh! Taught to knit by an Emmy winner (my next post's about Oscars & Lolas - you must be psychic!!) And you are leaving us... Boo hoo!...but do have a fabulous time!

xxxLOL LOLA:)
PS Many, many thanks once again, Maggi, for hosting last Saturday's Party! We all had such a great time. Congratulations & have a well-deserved vacation!

Kathie @ my net finds said...

wow, that is so awesome! great job knitting, I've always wanted to learn as well :-)

Have a fantabulous vacation!!! Be sure to enter my giveaway today before you leave!

HiHo said...

very cool!!,must be somthing about the Emmy....the person we know that has won a couple is one of the nicest people also. Well vacation for all of us staycationers....and take lots of pictures. Heidi

Lisa said...

Wow, Maggie! How awesome is THAT?! Nice job on your first try--I kept breaking my yarn when I first tried to knit!

Jocelyn said...

You did an awesome job on your knitting!!! Can you teach me please!!!! Have fun on the vacation and I will be thinking of you!!!! ENJOY....sweet friend!! :)

Lisa T. Howard said...

THAT has to be the coolest story I've heard in a long time! I would have been just like you...only I would have been boo-ed off the stage! LOL! Good luck with your knitting...I just know you are going to be a master knitter in no time. And I expect to hear great things about your awesome vacation! Enjoy yourself and only get in enough trouble to keep you out of jail! LOL! xoxo L

Bella said...

That's the best knitting story ever. :)

That's Who I Am said...

Maggi, you are so funny girl...I am going to miss you:( 10 days that is such a LONG time without you! I hope you are going somewhere tropical! Is Toot going too? Will she get her first glispe of the beach and sand? Please do share if she does...have a great time relax and enjoy your time away...I am sure it is much needed! Oh and your knitting is fabulous! You go girl. I can see you now giving an acceptance speech. You just crack me up!! Gonna miss ya:)

Jessica Cangiano said...

How awesome! You'll be two ahead of me, sweetie, we didn't have a honeymoon and I've never been on a truly "just for fun" holiday. Can't wait to see your vacation snaps and live vicariously through your trip :D

Hope you have a stellar, super relaxing time!!!

Big hugs,
♥ Jessica

laterg8r said...

super cool that you got to give a speech with an emmy! v. fun

have a GREAT trip! you can always catch up when you get back

Alicia said...

wow....look at you rubbing elbows with the big timers!! too funny!

Hayley G said...

I love the fact that you gave an acceptance speech. I bet they thought that was a riot! Have a fab vaca and I'll be reading your autopostos. Cheers!

NicNacManiac said...

WOW...congrats on becoming a knitter with the best 'this is how I learned to knit story'!!

Have a fab vaca...well deserved!!

Molly said...

Nice job with the knitting!

I've been "knitting" for three years or so and am just getting brave enough to try something other than knit knit knit - LOL!

Have fun on vacation!

JennyMac said...

How fantastic. Three Emmys is impressive. You are learning from a genius.

Enjoy every minute of vacation.

D2 said...

You are SO sweet! We LOVE hanging out with you guys too! The knitting looks great. Have fun, drive safe and we will see you when you get back. D1 is working on new flavors, yum

Karyn - (French Charming) said...

Maggi...you are one of a kind! I hang on your every word. I just wish I would remember to relieve my bladder PRIOR to reading your post!

How super fabulous that you have knitting skills that you learned from an Emmy Award winner! And to boot, you got to hold one and give your very own speech. Are you sure they didn’t laugh as you gave your speech? I'm quite sure it was hysterical! Have a fab time on your vacation!!

xoxo
Karyn

Callista said...

have a great trip you knitter!

FOREVER JANN and 13THORNYROSES said...

HAVE A GREAT VACATION :)
ENJOY YOURSELF AND HAVE FUN FUN FUN
NICE TO HAVE A BREAK AND A GREAT GET AWAY..............

Vicki said...

ooh have a great vacation!!! enjoy your time. i have tagged you with an award.

Kristin said...

Wow, that's super cool. And I would love to learn how to knit. If my little dude would just give me the time. ah ha

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

*WOW*! I am star-struck! I agree with NicNacManiac...thisis the best how I learned how to knit story!

Have a wonderful vaca! (I really need to learn how to do the auto-post thingy, so that even if I get behind...I'll have a new post that goes up, so that it looks like I'm always on the ball!)

Blessings & aloha!

and danke, domo arigato, gracias, maraming salamat, thank you! for leaving comments at my blog... I absolutely love finding a new comment or two :o)