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...

~Gnorm

4 comments:

Jodi said...

Best. Post. Ever.

Gnorm + the Yarn Harlot = perfection

Can't wait to see what Gnorm does next.

Miss T said...

Great post! Glad you made it over the border, Gnorm!

Nichole said...

AWESOME post... Gnorm is a lucky gnome!

Knittymuggins said...

What a fun post! Gnorm is *so* lucky to have met the Yarn Harlot!! And I *love* that photo of him at the College of Art and Design (the pic with him perched among the stars). Thanks for sharing :)

knittymuggins