A Houston crafting god in my presence

Ever do something sort of dumb and really wish you hadn’t? Like say something in front of someone you didn’t realize was standing there? Then realize he’s sort of famous in the world of yarn? Yeah, probably not, but you’re not dumb like me.

 My friend allowed me to kidnap her and take her away to my LYS: Yarns 2 Ewe. She was looking for some crochet patterns and held up one of the Crochet Dude’s booklets. To be specific, it was “Do Your Vest.” She giggled and said she liked it because it was crochet-based and it had a pun in the title. Then I chirped in, “And he’s from Houston.” The man we were previously ignoring standing to our side spoke up and said, “Really? He’s from Houston?” It was Drew Emborsky, aka the Crochet Dude. His first book has just been published, and he found a copy that shipped early there on the shelves at Y2E. We wished him luck and then giggled about our little near faux-pas. Of course we were only being flattering, but it’s discombobulating to turn around and see the subject of your conversation when he was previously a disembodied head on a booklet/blog. To his credit, he was charming and funny. AND the patterns in the book look wonderful!

As we left, I said to my friend that at least we helped make his day a little cooler, right? I mean, if I found a copy of my first book on the shelf of the best yarn store in town, and simultaneously heard people talking about me, I would feel pretty freakin’ awesome.

I don’t think I’ve previously reviewed Y2E, so I’ll do so soon. It really goes without saying that it rocks hard! I was there buying yesterday, then figured out what I want to do with my Malabrigo lace, so I called and had them save me the last two skeins of Vermillion so that I had enough for the Auburn Camp Shirt. That was my “reason” to go back the very next day!


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Kristen
    Oct 31, 2008 @ 09:18:32

    That’s pretty cool that you spotted The Crochet Dude “out in the wild”. 😉


  2. Stephanie
    Oct 31, 2008 @ 09:59:15

    Being the friend who enjoys puns and crochet, I must say it’s all true. I was so stunned I missed the rest of the conversation we had with him! Certainly a reason to never deny yourself a trip to the good ol’ LYS!


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