Sunday, October 28, 2007

Gnorm Has Arrived!!

Gnorm arrived here in Northeast Wisconsin this past week and he's been enjoying a variety of outings with some new friends! We have more planned during the next few days and will have many pictures and details to share with you all in the near future.

Will be in touch!

Ann K.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Bordercrossing: there and back again

Greetings from Gnorm! Oh, the adventures I've been having lately!

Immediately upon my arrival here in the Great White North the fun began. Emily picked me up from my hideout at the postal station (had to be cautious, given my recent run-in with the law!), and from there we quickly blended ourselves into the bustling crowds of Toronto's Chinatown. Minutes later, and there scene changed completely as we headed into Kensington Market, and into the cozy warmth of Lettuce Knit.

It was knitnight, and I was just getting acquainted with some of the knitters (and checking out the sock yarns) when I had a brush with knitting celebrity!

Stephanie Pearl-McPhee was kind enough to share some of her Big Fat Burrito (a Lettuce Knit tradition, I'm told), and let me get a photo with the Yarn Harlot herself.

What more could Toronto have to offer, you may ask? Lots! From the University of Toronto campus, where I got to sit in on a "Stitch & Lunch" (and cuddle up to some cashmere!)...

...To the government buildings at Queen's Park...

...To the Art Gallery of Ontario and the Ontario College of Art and Design...

And of course, the CN Tower was always there in the background!

I would have toured Toronto further, as I was enjoying getting "out and about" as the Canadians say, but I was beginning to get a bit lonesome for my homeland. Could I ever return?

Emily concocted a plan -- we daringly ditched my arrest anklet and smuggled me back across the border with a family vacation as our disguise!

Next thing I knew, I was dancing at her cousin's wedding in Richmond, Virginia and taking in the sights at Colonial Williamsburg! I rather enjoyed the shopping...

But may have had a bit of a scare with the local (if 18th Century) law!!

I think perhaps I should keep moving on, but am happy to be back in the good ol' U-S-of-A. It's rather hot in Virginia, though... maybe going northward again would be nice...


Sunday, October 14, 2007

Can A Gnome Handle Freezing Weather Conditions?

I see Gnorm has recently arrived at one of his destinations during the last few days, but how's Gnuman doing? Is he MIA? Or?

Shall I expect either of these little guys PRIOR to the New Year?


I am just wanting to plan for a nice visit with one of them and seriously - Wisconsin in January and February can be very very VERY cold!!

I had plans for some outdoor adventures but may need to revisit my ideas and head into a different direction. I'm not sure Gnomes can handle such frigid weather. Maybe I should plan to knit the little guy an additional coat, socks and mittens?

When I finally do receive a visit from a Gnome at my door, I may be so surprised, I won't know what to do with him!

I will do my best,


Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Gnorm has arrived!

Gnorm is safe and sound in Toronto, and has already had a fun evening... You'll hear from him soon enough, but for now he's getting rested before he takes the tour of the big TO!


Monday, October 1, 2007

I Fought the Law and the Law Won

Man, that was quite a bumpy ride from Pennsylvania to Michigan but nothing prepared me for the adventures of this stop. I arrived to a very noisy household but my gifts from Marcia seemed well received.

I love kids but this was a little much. I was pulled, tugged, biten, thrown, and even was the source of one long game of tug of war.

We took a drive through my birthplace with a few stops along the way. I stopped by the capital to have a convo with Governer Granholm regarding my thoughts of the budget crisis and potential State government shutdown but the entrance was closed.

It was quite a sunny day and nothing beats a walk through the MSU campus and a visit to Sparty.

It was a long day and time for hanging downtown for a cocktail or two - I needed a little something to ease the stress of the day. With a full bladder of good Michigan ale, I was in search of a gnome friendly facility to no avail.

This seemed as good of a place as any, I'll just tuck behind this wheel.


One Drunk and Disordly and One Public Urination citation later, I'm booked and in the Clink.

See, here's the problem Officer, even the jailhouse doesn't cater to the needs of a Gnome.

A night in the Big House really makes you think. How do I explain this one to Rae?

Kristi bonded me out this morning but before I left, I was forced to have this ankle bracelet attached to me and was told to not leave the state or the country. on the lam sounds like an adventure, now to plan my escape....Perhaps, out of the country....