Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Lucky Dude

Yesterday evening Bobby calls, (he's in DC, business) tells me he just had dinner and saw a Borders Book store and since he was needing a book to read he popped in, and hey... guess who's going to be here this evening?

Yep. To say there was some excitement on my part is a bit of an understatement. I actually talked him into 1) buying me a copy of the book 2) staying and listening to the talk and 3) getting that book signed.

What does he say? "I need to get a photo of the sock", yes, he HAS been listening....

Now, the Summer of 2006 I did get to meet Stephanie, in OKC and she's not been back since... she was kind and gracious to sign all my books. As you well know, she's had another book since then which the ever lovely Gretchen gifted me and I posted it off to Seattle, WA to the equally lovely Ms.K who in turn went to hear Stephanie, had her sign it, mailed it back to me...

Later last night I called him back, asked him how it went... he told me to check my email. I did.
Oh and hey, James, thank you for taking the photos...

He is one lucky dude.

He did say this... "it was kind of weird, all those women...(surely there were other men there besides Bobby and James?) and as soon as Stephanie showed up they all started knitting"

Weird? Nah, inexplicable perhaps? Only to the non-knitterly types.

He's a Very Good Sport, and yes, he does have handknit socks and he also has this....

Happy knitting to all and continue with the making good time.


Blogger weebug said...

yeah for very good sports and that afghan is almost enough to inspire me to make one!

08 April, 2008 09:05  
Blogger Faren said...

That's great, what a nice surprise! And how nice of Bobby! Did he like her talk? That afghan is sooo pretty!

08 April, 2008 09:23  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is SO cool! He made a very cute picture with Stephanie.

That afghan is AWESOME!!! What is the yarn?

08 April, 2008 09:44  
Blogger Kit said...

That is so awesome of your guy! How many men would do that for their girls, I wonder!

Also, I love that afghan, do let us know what it's made of! :)

08 April, 2008 10:02  
Blogger Charity said...

After all that work on the afghan, it's only fair, I think! :0) But so sweet of him to be willing. And how exciting!!

08 April, 2008 10:03  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My DH would do the same, but I have not knit him an afghan. Tell me about the pattern and the yarn you used. It is beautiful.

08 April, 2008 10:19  
Blogger Dana said...

SUPER lucky dude! Does Bobby have any clue how jealous we all are? :)
If that's the way his luck normally runs, I'm going to quit my job and follow him around on business trips. LOL

08 April, 2008 12:37  
Blogger Dana said...

Ooops...forgot to mention it earlier. That afghan is MAGNIFICENT!

08 April, 2008 12:37  
Blogger Ambermoggie, a fragrant soul said...

what a great guy:)
I haven't read any of her books yet(on my to do list) but I do read the blog
hope you are well:))

08 April, 2008 14:29  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The afghan is truly amazing!!! It puts my strip of mitred square sock yarn leftovers to shame, lol. And how sweet of him to get the book signed and have the pictures taken! I don't know if my hubby would do that for me, lol.

08 April, 2008 15:04  
Blogger Kitty Mommy said...

Lucky you to have such a sweet guy!

08 April, 2008 15:07  
Blogger Alotta.knittin said...

That is one BEAUTIFUL afghan!!

08 April, 2008 15:15  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a great guy to have done all that for you!

Love that blanket, btw!

08 April, 2008 15:19  
Blogger Unknown said...

i saw a photo of mr bobby on the yarn harlot blog and clicked right on over here and was happy to get even more details! i love that he realized his monumental luck, it's importance to you, and called for instructions. that's a great photo of the 2 of them and nothing says you can't photoshop yourself in because you there in spirit. :)

08 April, 2008 16:05  
Blogger socks and said...

What a wonderful guy. And a wonderful afgan. I'm sure he was paying attention when you invested all that time in knitting it and then decided one evening listing to Yarn Harlot was a small price to pay. Great shot of the two of them together. Happy Knitting, Alice

08 April, 2008 16:24  
Blogger Granny Smith said...

Hurray! You're back! I have been checking your blog daily, even while enjoying you generous comments on Granny Smith.

It's nice to have a "Bobby" who knows you so well.

And happy knitting!

08 April, 2008 17:38  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lucky Bobby!

I think he might be luckier for the blanket though, wow that is a nice one...

08 April, 2008 17:47  
Blogger Nikki said...

How fun!!! I've sent a book along with some friends to get signed... sadly, I couldn't go.

08 April, 2008 18:22  
Blogger Nikki said...

Did you see?? Bobby (and you!) made Stephanie's blog!!! congrats!

08 April, 2008 18:37  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a delight - I'd just read the Harlot's blog and thought what a swell guy then I come over here and find he is with you. Small world in so many ways today.

The afghan is fabulous. Great color scheme.

08 April, 2008 18:40  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a delightful surprise all around! And that afghan--oh my. That is absolutely gorgeous.

08 April, 2008 22:55  
Blogger Sarah said...

I just saw Bobby on the YH's blog and ran straight over - he is indeed a good husband who listens well!!

Glad he is repaid with that amazing blanket - no wonder you haven't been blogging much!

09 April, 2008 01:20  
Blogger Ulster Lynn said...

What a hoot! Talk about being in the right place at the right time!

09 April, 2008 02:41  
Blogger Kate A. said...

You've been Harlotted! hee hee.

An awesome guy, an awesome afghan.


09 April, 2008 07:02  
Blogger Knit and fall back in it said...

No wonder he gets beautiful hand knit blankies, he deserves them.

09 April, 2008 07:57  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a guy. Seriously. And the afghan is magnificent! How fun to see a post from you!!

09 April, 2008 10:54  
Blogger KnitMe said...

How fortunate you are... I, along with many knitters, would like one as thoughtful and considerate. It takes real character to go into a large group of people behaving "strangely" and spend time listening and waiting all to bring some joy into smeone else's day...

I can't wait to hear the details on the afghan.

09 April, 2008 11:55  
Blogger Tola said...

well, MY husband was there, and so was i!

09 April, 2008 13:17  
Blogger Joanna said...

Oh wow Marianne, how exciting, and my goodness that blanket is absolutely gorgeous xoxox

09 April, 2008 14:37  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow! On the afghan and hubby. Please give info on the afghan. Is that Vivian Hasbro's (I know I misspelled her name, sorry!) mitered corner? It's absolutely beautiful. I can imagine your satisfaction when you put the last touch on that beautiful piece. Congratulations!

09 April, 2008 18:31  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

that Bobby is a great guy!! and he knows so much about fenestration issues as well.

09 April, 2008 20:32  
Blogger Sanders said...

What a good man! He definitely deserves that gorgeous blanket!

We missed you at knit night- I brought you that pattern you wanted last time... I'll bring it again at the end of the month in hopes that you'll be back with us!

09 April, 2008 21:30  
Blogger Dianne said...

I always wanted my comment to be #33..so I've purposely waited..BS..I came here immediately after hearing about your good fortune and my puter froze..did weird things and I failed to get back..but I did also notice that the Lucky Dude made YH blog as well..what a GUY!!
I can honestly say..he deserves that magnificiently gorgeous blanket..hugs to you..

10 April, 2008 08:54  
Blogger Robin said...

Now I'm twice as green as before! Some of the gals from here drove down to Charlotte this Tuesday to see "Her"!! Lucky-Ducky!!

10 April, 2008 08:57  
Blogger 5elementknitr said...

How sweet is he!

I would love to know what yarn/pattern that beautiful blanket is...

Ruth AT 5elementknitr DOT com

10 April, 2008 12:52  
Blogger Vanessa said...

What a wonderful surprise! Congrats!

10 April, 2008 12:54  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is a wonderful thing to be have someone who knows what will thrill you...and is willing to sacrifice convenience to act on it. The fact that you knit him socks and that FABULOUS afghan shows you appreciate it. Congratulations to you both!

10 April, 2008 18:06  
Blogger Angela Cox said...

Good old Bobby what a great husband. I love that afghan , what yarn is it?

11 April, 2008 14:01  
Blogger Knitting Linguist said...

I *love* it! So you were the Marianne she was referring to her in post -- very cool :) Well done, Bobby!

11 April, 2008 15:05  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fab fun! And what an afghan! I love it.

12 April, 2008 21:20  
Blogger catmum said...

It's such a great story, and what a cool guy. The afghan is incredibly awesome, just beautiful.

13 April, 2008 11:20  
Blogger Eric & Tony said...

OMG that blanket is amazing! Can't wait for you to bring it to knit night.

14 April, 2008 14:02  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow! Lucky Bobby/Lucky Marianne, or maybe not luck at all, just the "what goes around comes around" doing its sweet thing for good!

The blanket is stunning, great shot of it too.

15 April, 2008 06:06  
Blogger nonizamboni said...

I'm so happy for you and impressed with your dear Bobby! Don't know how I missed your latest post--I'm a bad, bad friend :O(
And your blanket for B is done now?? Amazing knitting.

All your photos on Ravelry are awesome.

15 April, 2008 16:41  
Blogger Jason said...

That's sweet of Bobby. Did he enjoy the evening with Stephanie? You can tell by the way he held the sock that he's a non-knitter. lol

That's a totally awesome blanket! HUGE! So perfectly knitted!

15 April, 2008 20:35  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And...there is an elephant in the room! Please tell, what is the yarn you used for your beautiful afgan and the pattern?

Sue (Little)
Little Knits

17 April, 2008 22:11  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh my!!!
So far behind in blog reading and look what's been happening - Bobby meets Harlot, has fab pictures taken and posted then comes home to that most beautiful afghan. I've never cared much for knitted afghan but that one blows me away. It's not an afghan, you know. It's fiber art. Wall hanging.

Pattern? Yarns?

It's wonderful to have you posting again. :-)

17 April, 2008 23:52  
Blogger Kelly said...

Hi Marianne. Nice to hear from you again. That blanket is absolutely gorgeous. Those are the muted kind of colours that I usually go for. Beautiful.

20 April, 2008 15:59  
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21 April, 2008 05:26  
Blogger Spinning Lara said...

So you are the lady with the famous husband! What a great guy he is :) Beautiful afghan!

21 April, 2008 16:05  
Blogger Monika said...

Oh, please give me more info on this wonderful blanket! :o)

23 April, 2008 19:19  
Blogger picperfic said...

you are so lucky to have that man....almost as lucky as I am to have mine! I love the crunchy looking blanket you have made for Bobby, Barry would love one like that I'm sure! Fancy him meeting Stephanie, he's a gem!

07 May, 2008 11:34  

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