Friday, July 27, 2007

Celebrity Sighting

Last night, Jeff and I went to have dinner at a local eatery, the Kerbey Lane Cafe -- the one on South Lamar. We had just finished ordering and were leafing through copies of The Austin Chronicle, when I noticed that a woman in the booth across the way looked familiar...

It was none other than TV's Vickie Howell, knitting goddess and host of DIY's and HGTV's Knitty Gritty. How exciting! She was there with her husband and two sons. So I kind of gawked for a while, and then got embarrassed because I was gawking.

I waited until she finished her meal, and then politely approached her table, asked if she was Vickie Howell, and then introduced myself. I told her I loved her show and that it meant a lot to me because it started up about the time I started learning to knit. She was very gracious, saying thank you and introducing me to her family. I kept it short, and when they left they waved bye to me.

She was so incredibly nice. Like I knew she would be.


  1. You are getting braver! What, you didn't have an adorable baby to use as a photo shoot prop? :)

  2. Janelle is referring to the infamous Yarn Harlot stalking incident at the 2005 Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival...