The man behind the curtain

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Well...now you have a face to put to a name. Thanks to the generous permission of QueerJoe to use his photos, the "...mysterious Joe-in Wyoming..." [as Ron described me - spare me my blushes] is now revealed. This photo was taken at The Stitchin' Den in Estes Park, CO during the Rocky Mountain retreat. Thanks to help from our own Millard; a librarian I used to work with, and moral support from Quinton [even though he didn't know it] I was able to overcome my phobia of technology enough to load this photo and one to Ravelry. [That one shows me knitting on the neverending bowtie project.] Q originally agreed to download the photos for me - for which I am grateful - but I decided to go for it, keeping him as my backup plan. The better of the two photos is on Ravelry but I like this one also. [Thank goodness these pictures make me look somewhat good.]

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michaelpthompson's picture

Glad you came out of your

Glad you came out of your shell Joe. It's not easy moving beyond our comfort zone, but it is often invigorating.

I'm glad you found a photo you like. I was a bit hesitant with my camera at the retreat, wondering if everyone would be comfortable with photos being posted for everyone to see. Now that I've seen the positive response to mine and others, I wish I had taken more.

--
"All knitting is just one stitch at a time."
Tallguy

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

One lovely thing about you

One lovely thing about you and the other photographers was that you all were very respectful about other people's privacy and only took photos with permission. Then, were kind enough to give permission for them to be used when asked. With that integrity behind you, I'm sure more guys will be glad to let you take photos at future events. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

Bradferd's picture

Well... there you go! Life

Well... there you go! Life changing and all.

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

I'm not so sure about life

I'm not so sure about life changing...the retreat is more aptly described that way. But I may actually figure out how to post project pictures...if I had a camera to do it with. Fountain pens just won't work. LOL -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

chipsir's picture

Great picture Joe, glad to

Great picture Joe, glad to put a face to your comments which I have been enjoying for some time

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Thank you, kind sir. --

Thank you, kind sir. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

purlyman's picture

Hey there Joe!!! It's nice

Hey there Joe!!! It's nice to see your smiling face now!!

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

You got to see my smiling

You got to see my smiling face before that picture was taken...but thanks for the compliment. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

ilhiker's picture

Kerry, you are perfectly

Kerry, you are perfectly you! And a good looking you! No phobia in the world could change that. Thanks for sharing your visage with us. Now when I read your words of inspiration on here, I can see the man who is always so helpful.
Thanks!

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Thanks ever so much...I

Thanks ever so much...I appreciate the kind comments. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

TheKnittingMill's picture

It's SO good to see your

It's SO good to see your handsome face and friendly smile!!! I'm glad I could help a little.

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

You helped a lot, Mill, so

You helped a lot, Mill, so don't be so modest. Now, I have to quit blushing...I don't consider myself particularly handsome. But I do appreciate your saying so. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

Kerry's picture

Congratulations on

Congratulations on overcoming your phobia of technology. Life changes all the time, and in out technology age it seems to change even faster, to overcome the challenges of change means a lot.
And your photo isn't half bad either :)

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Thanks, Kerry. I'm trying

Thanks, Kerry. I'm trying not to blush...I really am pretty modest and have a hard time accepting praise and compliments. Innate shyness only compounds the problem; people often think I'm standoffish and a snob. Nothing could be further from the truth, I just don't have many social skills to call upon. Or bravery. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.