Keeping Me in Stitches

Thursday, August 06, 2009

my very own weenie

Some of you might remember the Yarn Harlot's story of her encounter with a weenie on an airplane

Leaving Omaha, I was in the middle of three seats on the plane with Mom on the aisle and a business-man type in the window seat. As soon as we sat down, we pulled out our knitting. Immediately, the guy next to me said "They let you on the plane with those?" I really wanted to tell him no, but just fixed him with a *look* and said "They've been allowed by the TSA since 2002." Now, I'm knitting on dpns, but Mom's on the other side of me with a circ. Weenie kept going.

"What about that one?" Nodding towards Mom's circ. "Can't they be used as weapons?"

Mom just piped in with "These are allowed too as long as it's under 32 inches. Which this is."

Dude just kind of hmphed, leaned back in his seat and proceeded to dig out every electronic device known to man.

What a weenie.


Met a very nice knitter, Janelle, at the Denver airport. We ended up sticking together to get to the hotel from PDX and then met her and her friend at the lounge to get some food. As we stepped off the elevator to the lounge, we ran into Yarn Harlot. She looked busy and tired, so I just let her go. Rashad, the awesome bartender, got us pizza and wine. A very good end to a great day. Also met MrsQuimby and Annimol (rav IDs), and got to chat with them. We managed to stay up until 11:30 or so before we both collapsed for the night.


Today is the day for registration, finding a grocery store and possibly Yarnia, and volunteering to help in some way with Summit. When we emailed about volunteering, we were told to show up at the info booth to get our marching orders. We'll see what they have us doing. I'll report more later. Hopefully with pictures!


  • At 10:33 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Glad you arrived safely! Enjoy Yarnia, it's neat. Also you should try to get to Abundant Yarns and Dyeworks. Aiden from the MB (aka Rodger) works there :)

  • At 3:09 PM, Blogger Heather said…

    I wonder if you could have kinneared the Harlot. You know, since she invented the term and all. Glad you arrived safely! Sorry about the weenie. When asked if the circ could be used as a weapon, I would have replied, "only if you piss me off." :)

  • At 10:57 PM, Blogger janet said…

    I was so glad to meet you at the airport, and to talk to you all weekend! What an amazing time...

  • At 5:48 PM, Blogger knitwit said…

    Did you see the giant blue demon horse of doom in Denver? I just read the thread about it on ravelry, and was tickled pink if somewhat terrified by the idea of such a sculpture.


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