Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Meeting the Governor

Benjamin Levisay, CEO of XRX, Inc.; Whit Robbins, founder and chair emerita, Atlanta Knitting Guild; Governor Nathan Deal (R); Marian Rose, president, Atlanta Knitting Guild; Jolie Elder, president, North Georgia Knitting Guild
photo credit Alana Joyner, Governor's Photographer
Today was the big day. Governor Deal signed a proclamation proclaiming Saturday April 14, 2012 as Knitting and Crochet Day in Georgia!

We did ask the Governor if there had been an important knitter or crocheter in his life. He answered that yes, his mother had crocheted. He also said his daughter had been a crocheter before she had children.

Marly Bird -- who will be teaching crochet classes at STITCHES South -- hosted two podcasts this week that talked about our Knitting and Crochet Day! You can listen to the first one, featuring Marian and Jolie, here. The second show featured Drew Emborsky, The Crochet Dude. Drew will also be teaching crochet at STITCHES South. Marly and Drew spoke about their upcoming trips to STITCHES South as well as the upcoming Knitting and Crochet Day rally. You can listen here.

And we have more news about the rally on Saturday. We have heard that Fiesta Yarns, Kollage Yarns, The Buffalo Wool Co, and Universal Yarn all plan to attend. Kollage Yarns and Universal Yarn are old friends, as they have attended guild meetings and done programs for us. Fiesta Yarns did a program last year for North Georgia Knitting Guild. And we are excited to meet the folks at The Buffalo Wool Co and make new friends.

And, of course, you are not going to want to miss tomorrow evening's guild meeting. Just sayin'.

See ya all on Saturday at 11 AM at the Capitol!

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