Friday, March 21, 2014

HOW KNITTING SAVED THE DAY

yesterday, my darling grandson had a commercial to film, his mama was working so i had the honor of taking him. soon after camera's started rolling, one of the producers shouted 'stop!' he then ran up to travis, said excuse me, and pulled off the baseball cap trav was wearing (that they had provided). he said 'this string is driving me crazy'. and he began trying to pull off stray pieces of thread from the cap. immediately realizing the folly of his action he hollered again 'i need scissors!' that prompted all four commercial makers to turn on their scissor radars and begin searching.

can you guess where this is going? i had been sitting and watching and knitting. and being really really quiet (as i'd been directed). i thought to myself, i have scissors. speak up lori! 'excuse me. i have scissors'. oh! they exclaim! grandma has scissors. rushing over (time is money!) i snip snip snip the offending threads and production continues. i suppose i could have named this post grandma saves the day too, hee hee ;)
happy spring weekend everyone!

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    1. thank you kim! happy spring to you!

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  2. You did save the day! Knitting is always the answer. I finished my "Favourite Things Infinity Scarf" and mentioned you in my blog. Happy Friday!

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    1. your scarf is BEAUTIFUL denise! i would love to know where you found the walking fox pattern! my scarf/cowl is still waiting patiently for some attention... :)

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  3. grandma's and knitters are just the best!

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  4. You are such a great grandmamma! Happy spring weekend to you too dear friend.

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    1. it's so much fun isn't it tracey?! love those kids to pieces! i hope you are enjoying your weekend :)

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  5. Love it, knitters as life savers!

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  6. Yay! yep! We knitters are quite helpful :) Blessed weekend to you!

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    1. i agree! thank you elizabeth! lovely feeling to be prepared!

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  7. You saved the day with scissors- it's a good thing you brought your knitting :)

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    1. yes indeed! i would be lost without it camilla, (banish the thought!)

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  8. Yay grandma and her ever useful baggie of knitting nic nacs!!!
    Of course, knitters are generally very useful people.
    I find my little knitting bag has also been handy.
    How exciting to watch your grandson make a commercial.

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    1. so true jo! once i was on a boat in the middle of the indian ocean with a bunch of surfers, with no first aid kit (or it was very ill equiped). my knitting 'nic nacs' came in very handily once again! LOVE that!
      the best part of watching this lovely boy is his calm, cool, relaxed attitude. he likes it and is very matter of fact about it. when they ask if he is nervous, he shrugs and smiles, no :) (that would be me, could never do it!).

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  9. Well done you!

    Did you take this shot with your phone Lori? It looks great whatever camera you were using :)

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    1. thank you annie! yes, iphone 5, it was a bit undercover on my part ;) (but they didn't say i couldn't!)

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  10. Hooray for knitting and grandmas!

    What a cutie your grandson is--an up and coming star!

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  11. Bravo Lori!

    Think I've mentioned before that I think your grandson is a lucky lad.

    (Switching subjects, I have had a long look at the Safari info and loved every single image and word. I'd never before really though of visiting Africa, but you and yours have planted a seed. Many thanks.)

    xo

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    1. thank you frances, he is definetly surrounded by a lot of love!

      oh THANK YOU! that means so much to me, truly a huge part of my heart is in those articles and photos. i can see you on safari, it's wild and adventurous and quite civilized all at the same time! you must read karen blixen for more inspiration. asante sana my friend.

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    1. :) still, after 13 years, getting used to the sound of that...is that me?! yes indeed!

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  13. Ha-ha! Yay for hobbies that serve a purpose. Reminds me of when we were in Oman and our friend wanted a needle for resetting our phones when he bought us new sim cards; he also wanted a few other things and I had them all in my purse. He was quite impressed! :) Wishing you a wonderful weekend. Tammy

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    1. ah, our bags are certainly mysterious to many men, the things we carry! like mary poppins! i am lost without my bag and at least a small knitting kit! well done on being so prepared tammy :)

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  14. Such a cute story. Will we get to see the commercial when it's finished? I hope so :-)

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    1. ooh, not sure mel! we'll see how it goes with him, as long as he wants to do this, his mother will continue. it's so much work though!

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  15. Haha, love it! You're a knitting superhero!

    http://www.desmoinesartcenter.org/exhibitions/HeroicEfforts.aspx

    Have a great weekend Lori!

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    1. hee hee, the exhibition cracked me up! perhaps i need to knit myself a cape for future auditions?

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  16. Lovely story, Lori....grandma to the rescue! (You really don't look like a grandma, though I know you are a lovely one!!) Crafting supplies are endlessly useful aren't they, you just never know when they may come in handy!
    Happy weekend!
    Helen xox

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  17. Sounds like a happy day Lori! Such fun accompanying your grandson to something so special as a commercial. They were lucky to have you to come to the rescue :-)

    Happy Sunday!

    Madelief x

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  18. Who needs McGyver when there's a knitter around! :)

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  19. that's a funny story!! great picture too.

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  20. I'm a stage mom to a theatre kid. When she's in rehearsal or being filmed, my job is to stay quiet and out of the way....which I do, with great delight, while knitting. I've never had to produce a pair of scissors on the spur of the moment, however! :)

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  21. ..which just goes to prove that being a yarn addict is a very good thing! :-)

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  22. Knitting saves us all! Love this story Lori, I can just picture it

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  23. what a great photo! grandma to the rescue!!!! (I'll bet that has happened more than once!)

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  24. cute! what commercial can we look for your grandson in?
    XO

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    1. oops! sorry cory, i'll let you know, i think it's a car one? for santa barbara (i think).

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  25. Hi Lori, I just read your gorgeous comment on Jo's (Maidenhair Tree) blog. So glad you like our music. I love your blog - beautiful photos, and your knitting! Oh my - something for me to aspire to! I'll be back for more. xx

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    1. oh thank you kirti! i very much appreciate your kind words. i am so happy to see you have a website, and will be thrilled when you make your first lp! i LOVE your music!

      dear blog friends, to listen to kirti, jo and emma of dear cedar, go here: http://kirtimills.wix.com/dearcedar

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  26. Hahaha. This is a great story! I hope his commercial is a success!

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  27. Ah a knitter to the rescue! Loved that you saved the day :) How exciting to be there to watch your grandson :)

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  28. thank you so much everyone! :)

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  29. What a lovely story Lori and nice that you could share your grandson's day.

    It reminds me of a childhood memory. I used to take my knitting everywhere when I was a little girl. We had a boat and the family would often spend the summer holidays on the inland waterways of England...we loved slowly drifting through the countryside at four miles an hour and waking up in the morning surrounded by mist andwild life. Dad used to always question me bringing my knitting. That was until one day the shearing pin in the engine broke. We were mile from anywhere and didn't have a replacement in the tool box. I offered one of my metal needles as a replacement for the broken pin until we could reach civilisation. My knitting saved the day so my father never complained about the clicking of needles again.



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  30. Let's hear it for the knitting grannies!! Also, good for using our knitting needles to dislodge little plastic animals that drop and get stuck in odd nooks and crannies....

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xoxo lori