11 April 2012
Photo with the Governor
It was not an easy thing to decide what to wear today. One of my own published designs? An unpublished design? Somebody else's design that I've made? I decided on the Sunshine and Shade Scheherazade because I like it. I like the yarn (Nashua Geologie), the style of the ruana, and the whole outfit. And if enough people pester me about it, maybe I'll get the pattern written into a publishable form. (I've taught it three times as a class, so I already have something on paper.)
And if you ever meet someone important, I might recommend role playing it and practicing first. It is amazing how tongue-tied you can become -- forgetting to say "Hello" or "Thank you" and tripping over your own name. For me, the effect was almost like seeing a familiar painting for the first time in a museum. Your eyes see something that you've seen before so many times you can't quite believe you see it. And Governor Deal has Southern gentleman's charisma. You can perceive at once why he would be successful in politics.
There's been plenty else afoot this week as well. Marian and I appeared on a special edition of Marly Bird's Yarn Thing Podcast on Monday. You can listen here.
And don't forget the rally on the steps of the Georgia State Capitol on Saturday 14 April from 11 AM to 2 PM! The weather promises to be fantastic. I'll be there and I hope to see ya all, too!