17 October 2010

The Truth About Sheep and Wool

First of all, Day One of Rhinebeck was absolutely phenomenal, from a business standpoint. The weather was perfect, so there were huge crowds already assembled at the gates when we arrived. Our booth was hopping from the get-go, and the pace really didn't let up all day. Since my parents came along to help out, I did manage to get away long enough to hit the fleece sale and to visit Nanney Kennedy and get some yarn to finish off my vest. I did not, however, have a chance to take any photos of the day, as has been the case the past few years. Visits with people I love to see were far too short, as they also tend to be.

Anyway, toward the end of the day, I was busy ringing up a customer when David says to me, "I've got a big sock purchase to ring up here." So I told him I was nearly done with the current customer and could help him shortly. He was working with a really tall blonde woman, but I was busy with the other customer and not paying much attention. At one point she called him by name, but I wasn't sure where she knew him from.

At any rate, I finished up with my customer and hurriedly started ringing up the HUGE pile of RedMaple socks he had in hand, as the woman said to her male companion, "I need to go get something from the cashmere place," and rushed off, leaving him with her credit card to pay. He asked us who had cashmere, clearly not remembering where it was he needed to follow her, so I told him it would pretty much have to be Springtide Farm, who are in the next barn over. Then I gave him the total and he handed over the credit card. I swiped it first, then looked at the name - UMA K THURMAN.

For real.

15 comments:

desiknitter said...

Wow!! Did you talk to her when she come back to pick up the card?

Yarndude said...

Wow, that's so cool!

Anonymous said...

Great story - was the man as tall as her and have an accent?

kmkat said...

I saw your tweet about this yesterday -- AWESOME!

WillyG said...

Excellent. Wish I could be there to greet you as well, though you probably wouldn't remember me... I take it the weather is warmer than last year?

JelliDonut said...

She knits too? Awesome!

Carole Knits said...

I wish she had come back on Sunday!

Robin said...

Oh WOW!

Laurie said...

WOW. That is SO cool. (I'll bet celebs look very different in person.) It WAS nuts all day, and I could barely move in any barns.

Cassie said...

We saw her on Saturday too! I know she's a serious knitter, I've seen her shopping in NYC too.

Christine said...

Holy Crap-a-moly! That's AWESOME! :)

Sheepish Annie said...

I know it was a long day and a lot of work...but I still think you have a MUCH cooler life than I!

that's J-O-S-H said...

OMG. OMG. OMG. You should have told her that if she's gotz IT, she best flaunt IT [feat. "The Producers" movie that no one likes except for me]!

Michelle M. said...

That's so cool!

tornwordo said...

Cool. And yay for the good business volume.