Thursday, February 23, 2006

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    For a time, at least, I was the most famous person in the entire world.
    -Jesse Owens, winner of 4 gold medals in the 1936 Summer Olympics

    Our Fifteen Minutes
    The Olympics are known for incredible acts of heroism, surprising come-from-behind upsets, and making people famous (and the wild parties, but we talked about that already). Well, Team College Hill is no Jesse Owens, but we're famous!

    Check out our news debut in the Providence Journal here. You have to log-in to read the article, so I've created a dummy account you can use:
    Log-in Email: knittingunderway@gmail.com
    Password: knitting
    Don't do anything illegal. Thanks.

    ETA: According to Rachel, who is out and about earlier than I am, we're the front page of the Lifebeat section with a huge photo to better demonstrate our good hair days. Must go buy a newspaper . . . Must wear dark sunglasses to escape the paparazzi . . .

    It was awesome - all sorts of team-spirited fun. An actual reporter came and interviewed us for an hour while a professional photographer took at least 3 rolls of film. Thanks to Rachel for hosting in the middle of a work day, and her husband Matt for putting up with us invading his national holiday. Team College Hill just gets more and more fun - we're having an official training session tonight to watch figure skating and eat Thai food (the official food of our Knitting Olympics).

    And Other News
    Now let's talk about the other ways the Knitting Olympics are spreading peace and goodwill throughout all the lands - First, we met Rachel, remember? Then, Texanadian (a Canadian born in Germany who now lives in Texas, if I got that right) happened to meet Katja's mom (German, living in Texas) in a yarn shop (in Texas) - all because of the Knitting Olympics. It's like those Peace, Love, and the Pennsylvania Turnpike signs - only better!

    The hard part is going to be not letting this all go to our heads . . .

    19 Comments:

    Blogger Marina said...

    That's awesome. I know someone who is famous.

    2/23/2006 5:29 AM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Wow, we can say we knew you when. Loved the article - I may even print and save it for posterity. You know, for when you become famous! And thanks for the info on Am Kamin - I ordered the book. My husband thinks I'm crazy. He may be right!
    Dorothy
    http://www.missouristar.typepad.com

    2/23/2006 6:44 AM  
    Blogger Anna said...

    how great!! I'm a lone knitter over in Bristol, RI and cheering you on! My local team!

    2/23/2006 6:48 AM  
    Blogger christine said...

    Wow, can I have your autographs? Such a funny article........

    2/23/2006 6:54 AM  
    Blogger judy said...

    Great article.. GO GIRLS, GO!!!!!

    2/23/2006 6:57 AM  
    Blogger amanda said...

    oh my gosh, you guys rock! you're famous! i can't wait to see the picture, so buy lots of papers.

    2/23/2006 7:14 AM  
    Anonymous Rachel said...

    Too late! It has already gone to my head and taken up residence there. Soon I won't even be commenting on people's blogs anymore -- I'll have a staff for that sort of thing.

    Must go greet my public. See you gals later tonight. Ta ta!

    2/23/2006 7:38 AM  
    Blogger Sonya said...

    What a great article! Clearly you have journalists there who know what real news is.

    2/23/2006 10:28 AM  
    Anonymous JayJay said...

    Wow! The writer did a nice job. He quoted you a lot, so he is clearly intelligent. :) Go Team College Hill! Those of us in the "Special" Knitting Olympics are inspired by your committment!

    2/23/2006 11:42 AM  
    Blogger Disentangled said...

    Wow! That is so cool! I was wondering why stories about "us" weren't popping up in the newspapers. Congrats on your 15 minutes ;-)

    You project is coming along wonderfully - can't wait to see it all done!

    2/23/2006 11:54 AM  
    Blogger Chris said...

    What a fun article!! Congratulations. Can I have your autograph on one of those leftover dpns? ;)

    2/23/2006 1:01 PM  
    Blogger Charleen said...

    Congratulations, Theresa, it's a great article! I've searched your site and can't find what yarn you're using for Am Kamin.

    Dorothy, my husband saw me open the package when the book came and when he realized it was in Japanese, well let's say I'll never forget his expression!

    2/23/2006 2:39 PM  
    Anonymous Kathy said...

    Hi "T", I always knew you would bring fame and fortune to our family. Keep knitting! We are your official fan club. Are you expecting any endorcement offers? Love, Mom

    2/23/2006 5:13 PM  
    Blogger Kathleen said...

    Very cool. That was a great article!

    2/23/2006 5:27 PM  
    Blogger Jenn said...

    Woo Hoo! You're famous! Great article too!

    2/23/2006 5:33 PM  
    Blogger Kate D. said...

    Sweet Mary, I'm so excited! That article was marvelous... and reminded me of many odd things. 1) ProJo Mark, who bought the convertible with an automatic and 2) "Digicat" taking our pictures with phallic bread loaves for East Side Monthly... oh, dear... can't stop laughing...

    That article is truly awesome and I'm trying to figure out a way I can include it in my curriculum. Hm... suggestions anyone? How does the Knitting Olympics relate to Lord of the Flies? Our Constitution? Romeo and Juliet?

    2/23/2006 8:08 PM  
    Blogger Kate D. said...

    p.s. Who made your College Hill button? 'Tis lovely.

    2/23/2006 8:09 PM  
    Anonymous Wonderland Knitter said...

    FANTASTIC! Go Team College Hill! How totally awesome to be in the presence of the famous knitting team!
    You guys ROCK!

    2/23/2006 8:20 PM  
    Blogger Jocele said...

    Congrats on your new found celebrity!! Can I please oh please have your autograph? Hope the paper is done and you can focus on all things knitting.

    2/23/2006 9:04 PM  

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