Minutes later (not the weeks it took to write this), I met Ted.
Ted Hi! What's your name?
Me My name is Stefanie.
T Hi Stefanie
Me [Pass him the crochet]
T What—how interes—what—did you make this crazy piece of art? This is awesome!
Me Yes, it's crochet.
T You CROCHETED that?
T Oh my god, that's crazy! How long'd it take you to make that thing?
Me Just over a week.
T that's it? You musta been working every minute of every day making that.
Me I tried, but I had work
T This is amazing, it's so cool!
Me Thank you!
T You're really talented. That's amazing. Do you crochet all the time?
Me I do crochet and knitting.
T You do?
Me I specialize in this. I think I'm the only one on Google who [does this].
T That's crazy. That's really, really good.
Me Thank you
T That's so impressive. Who else could crochet like that? Nobody! Do you do it with a needle?
Me With a crochet hook, it's a really tiny hook. [I pull out the half-Billy again, slightly less shaky this time]
T That's crazy. That is just the craziest thing I've ever seen. [down to business] All right. Ahm…you want me to sign this?
T Who am I makin' it out to?
Me Stefanie, it's spelled with an F…
T You know what, here, [to assistant] hand me a [she passes a sticky note pad] Thank you. Will you write your name down here? Get a little pencil…there might be one in the magic bag…
Me [sing] I've got ooone!
T You do? Good.
Fellow fan She's prepared!
Me [yes indeed, my backpack had a pen, pencil, and spare Sharpie ready to go ]
T Right there. [sets up the paper, and I write my name as neatly and quickly as possible] You Are an artist, I can't even read that, o there we go Stefanie, I got it.
[starts writing, while I grin and watch]
T Here you go.
Me Thank you! How much—?
T Uh, 45. Oh no! 35.
Me [peel out the muneh]
T Everyone's got change today, thanks. It was really nice to meet you and that's really impressive, thanks for showing me that
T Super cool.
Then began the supersonic squeals and barely contained wiggle dances of joy…which, after the train ride became the car ride, turned into audible squeals and visible wiggle dances.
|I graduated in December 2009 from CSU Sacramento with a B.A. in studio art. This is my yarn-work, some of which is available for sale. In the meantime, have a look at what I'm working on, and feel free to critique my projects!|