Sunday, November 16, 2008
Sunday in the City
So I just got back from Columbus - it was just loads of fun, and so nice to see Jen and Linette again! Man, did we pack in a lot in one day, but let me just get to the part I really want to share - Tiny Canary! Super cool! what a great time - if I was a high roller, I could have dropped a really fat wad there! I was afraid that by Sunday a lot of vendors would be sold out of stuff, but not so! I found Cosy's table and was probably about as obnoxiously weirdo fan-ish as I feared I'd be! She was super nice - and I mean super nice! Also with her was Laure (aka Klotho) who's a hand spinner and dyer and she and I talked over and under flailing arms and bags (it was busy there!) about everything from the Columbus knit night they went to last night, the Pittsburg state monopoly on alcohol sales, and what it's like to be friends with a knitting rock star! They were both just really cute and it was really cool to meet them! I ended up buying the Tomato Head hat: This is one that I saw on her blog - see, the one in the two upper corner pictures? that's mine now! I was also happy to see that she could charge a good amount for her hats and seemed to be selling them like relative hotcakes. way to make a crafty living Cosy! I also got her Squares Squared hat pattern which is way cute. After I giddily walked away and tracked down the friends, I did more shopping and nearly walked away without this, but smartly went back for it (ok, I was talked into it by Jen, but it takes very little for me to be talked into most things!) How great is that? I don't think there's a suitable qualifier! It's from SquidFire and they had tons more stuff that rocked. Ok, so quickly - in addition to Tiny Canary, we at gobs of Indian food, went to Penzey's where I bought probably my body weight in spices (which might come in handy if I perhaps die and need to be preserved! (or flavored)), hit the best bead shop ever, got some amazing chai, and finally ended at a thrift store (where I got some vintage grey wool for 50cents, but not a great casserole dish which they ended up pricing at like $7 - forget that! ) whew! what a day!