Thursday, September 16, 2010

National Coverage For My Friend's Cover

The other day The Colonel and I visited Books-A-Million so that I could spend some of my birthday money.

I came home with an armload of books (I have two armloads stacked near and on my nightstand already).

While at the bookstore, The Colonel made a bee line to the back of the store to peruse the magazine section. I met him there after choosing my armload of books.

My dear friend back in Indiana has been knitting for nearly four decades. She is a very creative and prolific knitter (she also sews magnificently). So it comes as no surprise to me that one of her designs has made the September 2010 cover of Creative Knitting.

I am so proud of and happy for my dear friend.

I laid my armload of books down on a nearby bench so that I could whip out my camera to snap a couple of pics of the magazine. I got a few strange looks from one of the other patrons, so The Colonel suggested I cut my photo shoot short.

"Just one more, I promise," I said.

I wanted to shout out to everyone in the store, while waving the magazine over my head, "Hey, everyone, this is my friend's design and isn't it cool that she lives in another state, but people in Florida can see her work, heck it is a national magazine, so all of America can see her work!"

Again, I am so proud of and happy for my friend.

So proud and happy in fact, that I moved the copies of the magazine to front and center of the knitting section of the magazine stand.


  1. You are so funny! Thanks for sharing in my excitement. I confess that I have been TEMPTED to move the magazines front and center, but I have never been BRAVE enough to actually do it!

  2. My last visit to B&N I also went to the magazine section to take a look at Kim's article, like my sister I wanted to shout,"hey I know this girl " to everyone around.

  3. I actually DID TELL the checkout lady at B&N that it was my sister's design and I flipped it open to the page with the instructions to show her!!
    Bonnie Jo