who knew a warden could be so much fun?

Maybe it’s because she’s a chaplain? But who knew a chaplain could be so much fun?

Had a great time over at Ellen’s yesterday.

Kate Braestrup was great company, and I enjoyed the interesting, funny, serious things she to say, but mostly I enjoyed meeting her. I have not read her book, but I have heard wonderful things about it, and she did a reading… which made me want to read it!

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Loki also enjoyed Kate’s company!

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(I think they were talking about Kilim style mittens)

Gotta love the woman’s color sense!
She doesn’t knit using patterns!

This one thought I had something special for her in my bag… I think there were biscuits in there a week or two ago… but that little border collie pup got those!

There’s a few more pictures from the day here.

If you haven’t been over to Ellen’s in a while, go! She opened up the store and has more room, more patterns and books, and loads more yarn. And lots of scrumptious yummy yarn. And lots of good solid basic yarn. And did I say beautiful yarn? I brought a couple items home… but sssshhhh! Maybe I’ll put up some pictures on ravelry, at least until after xmas.

14 Responses so far

  1. 1

    Ellen said,

    September 14, 2008 @ 9:19 am

    Thanks for coming yesterday, and for serving as photographer and model handler, hee hee. Your pictures are great!

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    Mel said,

    September 14, 2008 @ 9:37 am

    I heard Kate on MPBN not too long ago driving home on an early afternoon. Her story was sad but beautiful, and I really loved listening to it.

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    kmkat said,

    September 14, 2008 @ 11:37 am

    Thanks for linking to the book on a non-Amazon site :-) I just requested it from the library; it looks like a lovely book.

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    Lucia said,

    September 14, 2008 @ 3:40 pm

    Next time I’m up there I should go see Ellen. I’ve never been to her shop, and I keep hearing how cool it is. \

    Also, I wish I’d been there to help you eat that cake.

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    Lucia said,

    September 14, 2008 @ 3:40 pm

    Aw, crud, typo! Oh well, nobody’s perfect. Not even Conan.

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    Cathy-Cate said,

    September 14, 2008 @ 7:03 pm

    Speaking of FUN — you’ve won a FUN blue ribbon!

    Come see today’s blog post for details!
    : )

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    Chris said,

    September 14, 2008 @ 7:35 pm

    Sounds like a fun day!

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    Blogless Carrie said,

    September 15, 2008 @ 7:25 pm

    Huggable pooches! And I’ve been intrigued by the book, but also have not read it. Thanks for the rec. Thanks, too, for the update on Ellen’s. I have not been in awhile and should check it out. Am still working on the second sock of my Lorna’s Laces yarn I bought from her over a year ago. Note to self: next time, knit with chunky yarn.

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    Eileen said,

    September 16, 2008 @ 8:01 am

    Oh, gosh, that knitting is gorgeous, look at the colors!!

    Looks like a good time was had by all…
    not unexpected!

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    mollybee said,

    September 16, 2008 @ 11:00 am

    Such a cute puppy! I looked up the book you mentioned and ordered it from our library. Can’t wait to read it!

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    mollybee said,

    September 16, 2008 @ 11:01 am

    PS-I need Rooster Roast to exist now. Thanks for the addiction! :-) It’s the yummiest!

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    Julie said,

    September 17, 2008 @ 10:05 am

    Sounds like a good time.

    That doggy looks pissed that you didn’t have any biscuits!

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    beth said,

    September 17, 2008 @ 11:59 am

    I have heard about her! She spoke at the Unitarian Church here in Syracuse. I am not yet a Unitarian, but my husband’s family is. And my husband and son.

    She knits too huh? Well I like her already.

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    Gramily said,

    September 21, 2008 @ 6:39 am

    Well, I HAVE read her book and it is one amazing and inspirational story as is she, I am sure. How fantastic to see her sitting relaxed with you all. I don’t know Ellen’s but now I’ll look her shop up and go check all those links that are part of this wondrous blog.

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