Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Stars come out at Loops.

Today, I'm not talking about any Hollywood types, although there are several who like to shop here (what happens at Loops, stays at Loops). But we were visited by two very different celebrities over the past couple of weeks, each of which caused quite a commotion in the shop!

First, Lamon Brewster, World Heavyweight Boxing Champion from 2004-2006, dropped by to visit his friend and Loops employee, Dawn, on Thursday night. For those of you who don't know, Dawn is quite the connected gal. Through her association with the Osage tribe, she meets many fascinating people. In fact, last year she had to miss a Loops event because she was having dinner with Mel Gibson - her second one!

By all accounts, Lamon was a great sport and a super guy. Now, if we can just get him to take up knitting! The Thursday night group was thinking of making him a hat to remember us by (a Really, Really Big Hat.)

The second celeb to grace us with her presence was the creator of Mochimochi Land, Anna Hrachovec, a New Yorker and "admitted cute addict". Plus, according to the staff, she's Really Really Nice.

If you're on Ravelry, check out her mochimochi group. And, oh look, she also made the Illusion Alien Scarf from the S&B book, just like me! I feel famous by association!

Seriously, her mochimochi characters are absolutely adorable (new lingo alert: "ab-ad"). If you're not on Ravelry, check out her website here. We're going to offer her Love Gun as a class in February. Maybe she will visit us again someday, and do a workshop? Hint, hint?

Or maybe a boxing workshop is in order. The skills might come in handy during our end-of-year sales ;-)

- Shelley
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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dawn, can you get a head circumference for us for Lamon's hat?

January 9, 2008 at 10:25 AM  

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