Saturday, June 23, 2012

CLOSE ENCOUNTER IN SAVANNAH

Just back home from a short trip to Savannah.  Had a real interesting experience in one of my favorite restaurants down in the historic district.  Circa 1875 is on Whitaker Street just a block down from Paula Deen's Lady and Sons restaurant.  I love this place even though they have a somewhat limited menu that is french - it is just a quaint little cafe.

Jody and I were eating our soup and in walks an odd collection of about 6 people - they sat over by the wall just a table over from us and Jody was facing them and he all the sudden says - see that guy - that's Donal Logue - So who is that? well apparently he is an actor - jody knew him first from  a Northern Exposure episode but he had a sitcom of his own a few years back called Grounded for Life - then there was this guy with them who had a british accent but his back was to us and he looked like Eric Clapton at a glance and w/o my glasses LOL - Jody kept listening to him - and he said " I think that is that guy from the Harry Potter movies - but he didn't know his name - so when I got back to the hotel - we discovered he was referring to Alan Rickman - FIVE FEET FROM ME - Severus Snape - the Sheriff of Nottingham from the Robin Prince of Thieves Kevin Costner movie - Apparently Donal Logue parent's were Irish from County Kerry and that's what they were talking about. they weren't loud but we were THAT close that we could hear them.
You always think you will ask someone famous for an autograph but NOT - I would not have even been able to get the words out of my mouth. I did consider snapping a picture with my IPhone but I was afraid it would flash or something and I did not want to attract any attention. Anyway - if you google his name you will see they are starring and co-starring in a movie about a NYC club called CBGB or something like that. I think even Debra Harry and Patti Smith - is here for the filming - anyway - that's my big news.  It was very exciting to think that someone as famous as Alan Rickman of Harry Potter fame was close enough for me to hear him speak.  They were all very relaxed - having a nice evening out.  Filming starts Monday according to something I read from the Savannah News on the internet.

Not much stitching has been accomplished since my last post.  I am frantically trying to finish my Camp Loopy 1 project before the deadline next week.  I have finished the hood section on my Peaks Island Hood

This very wide section is the hood portion.  It has been a very enjoyable project to knit - the yarn is exquisite both in texture, hand and finished fabric and the color is just stunning.
 I am not really a blue person but this is just a smashing color.  I am in the home stretch now - I hope I can do some turbo knitting and get this finished photo'd and uploaded to the Loopy Ewe website before the deadline.   After all - Camp Loopy Two is starting and it is an even bigger challenge as the project has to be at least 800 yards and must have at least one color from your country's flag.  I chose red for my country's flag color.

I've already received my yarn for the CL 2 project.  The good thing about these challenges is that Sheri at TLE offers a 20% discount on your yarn for these camp projects and extra little incentives if you finish on time.  I've selected Stripe Study as my CL2 project.  It is a shawl that lots of people have knitted in previous Loopy challenges and camp last year.  Another thing I try to do is use different yarns that are new to me.  This is Skein yarn which is an 80merino20cashmere blend dyed in Australia - it feels so yummy - I can't wait to get started with it.

But wait - there is yet even more knitting on the horizon for this summer - I have joined Wendy Knits Summer Soltice Mystery Shawl KAL. It has already started and I am sure I will be behind on this one but I purchased the pattern and will print all the updates and even if I knit it later and not with the KAL it is still fun to participate.

That's about all that's new with me - hope all of you are having a good summer so far.  I'd love to hear what you've been up to.  Thanks for popping by my blog and leaving your comment for me - I love reading them.

13 comments:

Loraine said...

What a great experience! Too bad you didn't at least get to say "Hi" or something. Very cool indeed.
Love your knitting projects. I would love to see them on you when you are done!
Have a great one.

Margaret said...

Oh my gosh-- I would have had a cow!!! I looooove Alan Rickman! Big crush time for me for sure. lol! Oh lucky you!!!! Ok, I'm swooning now. lol!

Your knitting is always so wonderful. I love to see what you're working on so I can imagine myself knitting again. I'm not even sure I remember how to cast on anymore. Sigh. Oh well. Vicarious living! Love the colors!

Deb said...

How exciting is that. I would have loved to have seen Alan Rickman!! But not if my kids were around - they probably would have walked right up and asked for autographs. Being that they're such Harry Potter fans, I think that they would have felt that they died and gone to heaven seeing him.

Love your knitting projects and the blue - oh, it's to die for!!

geeky Heather said...

OH HOW EXCITING!!! I wouldn't have asked for an autograph, either...I generally make an idiot out of myself if I'm around anyone even semi-famous!!

Good luck with all that knitting!!!

Sassafras and Winterberry said...

How fun! Big fan of Alan Rickman. Loved him in Harry Potter!
You have so many nice knitting projects going.
Hugs,
Courtney

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

How fun!! Anytime you spot someone famous, it's fun but to sit near, and listen in a wee bit, now that's exciting!! Love the blue you're working with now and the red and creme are gorgeous! I have no doubt you'll get all projects accomplished on time! Can't wait to see the final products!

queenstownsamplerdesigns said...

What fun! I am a big Alan Rickman.
Truly, Madly, Deeply is one of my favorite movies of his.

Barbara

queenstownsamplerdesigns said...

Big fan...I am a big fan of Alan Rickman. LOL :-)

Siobhán said...

What an amazing experience! We are huge Alan Rickman fans, and we love Donal Logue from his character in Life--and the fact that he has Irish citizenship!

Your knitting is so pretty--I love that blue!

Jean in Georgia said...

Have you not learned the fine art of Kinnearing?? :-)

Cari said...

Wow oh WOW...how much fun is that to see some fun movie stars?? Love love love the knitting you're doing and the knitting you have planned. I've checked out both patterns. You go girl... Hugs

Rugs and Pugs said...

Geez! I must live under a rock. I've not heard of either of those actors...lol!
Love the knitting!!!
Hugs :)
Lauren

Penelope's Beehive said...

Oh my, how very exciting! I fear that I might have "accidentally" dropped a piece of silverware, which, of course, would have required hunting for it near the "celebrity table." How very cheeky, eh?
LOVE your new knitting project...I shall look forward to ogling the finish!
Sending hugs...
Judy