Knitting With the Stars

My sister is in town this week, and we have been having so much fun! There have been all the sisterly activities we enjoy together: shopping, sharing the bathroom in the mornings, watching silly tv while knitting… it has been such a pleasure having her around and getting her all to myself!

Last night we were invited to a little cocktail party in the city. At first, I felt a little awkward, so I found some other antisocial people hiding out under the stairs, and I joined them.

Thank goodness I had some knitting with me to take the edge off my nerves. Sharon and Ozzy didn’t seem too impressed by it, though. While hiding in the shadows, I noticed George Clooney sitting across the room. I wanted to go over and talk to him, but I was still feeling pretty introverted. I begged my sister to ask him if we could join him at his table.

He said we were welcome anytime, so I casually meandered over there. I don’t know what got into me: I asked if he would hold my sock in progress for a picture! What a gentleman…

Is it just me, or does he look a bit stiff and uncomfortable holding my knitting? It got a little awkward after that, so I decided to get up and mingle. The sock was a great icebreaker, and I used it to get close to a couple other celebrities.

Whoopi was very approachable and easy to talk to. She was interested in my knitting, and asked to see it up close. She commented that my gauge seemed a little bit off from the pattern, but that it otherwise looked good. I had to explain to her that I am working under the Ravelympics deadline and don’t have the time to rip it out and start over. After assuring her that I would use larger needles if I ever make this pattern again, she seemed satisfied.

Then the strangest thing happened: all the members of the Spice Girls showed up looking exactly like they did in the 90s. I heard they were going on tour, but I didn’t realize it was a retro act. They were still a lot of fun, though!

Looks like Scary Spice is going to crush my knitting with her bare hands, doesn’t it? Fortunately I got it back unharmed.

Just as we were getting ready to leave, a VIP guest arrived. This girl has been stalking me lately I swear; whether I’m watching television, listening to the radio, or shopping for toilet paper at BJs, there she is. You know who I’m talking about, I’m sure. Especially if you have a daughter under the age of 18…

What happened next could not be helped. It was like someone else took over my body, rushed up to her and did terrible things. Funny thing is, it didn’t bother her a bit. Strange…

We had a seriously fun time exploring Madame Tussaud’s wax museum in New York. If you have the opportunity to go to one of these, or you just need a good laugh, it’s definitely worth the trip. I thought I would be nonplussed about the whole thing, but something came over me and I had a playful, joyous time. Shouldn’t we all have more days like this?

14 thoughts on “Knitting With the Stars

  1. I love that place! I have pictures of my son when he was around 12 with his hero Joe Montana and he and my nieces with just about everyone else there.

  2. Whoopi looks like she was made to hold knitted socks.

    And what a flashback… the Spice Girls all glittered up.

    Think they would notice if someone held a lighter to Miley Cyrus’…

  3. Looks like you had so much fun. What a riot!

    It’s great that you’re getting to spend time with your sister. So nice meeting her tonight.

  4. I haven’t been there yet, since it always seemed so touristy, but I might have to give it a try when I go in October. Did you get to knitty city?? My daughter just moved right around the corner from it, so I am in real trouble financially, when I visit her then.

  5. That was absolutely hysterical!

    I love going to Mdame Tussaud’s. I’ve been to the one in New York and Las Vegas a couple of times now.


  6. Ha! I love the knit-in with George and Whoopie! And had you noticed how much Sporty(?) Spice looks like you in that photo?

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