At first, I just thought he was a nice-looking guy buying some nice-looking yarn. I wondered what his plans were for it -- colour work of some sort, I figured. Normally, I would ask. But something didn't feel quite right, so I held back.
Then Plae murmurs to me "You know who that is, right?"
And then it hit me. This guy was an actor. I knew I'd seen him before, but I couldn't place him.
"I think so," I whispered back, "but you'll have to confirm later."
Anyhoo, cute yarny guy chats with Francesca while she rings through his yarn..."I really love this yarn," he said. The guy knows the yarn.
We buy our stuff (more on that later), and leave the store (cute yarny guy was still there, waiting, I think, to have his yarn wound)...
We're all a bit giggly outside, when Plae tells us it's this guy:
Please, ABC, don't sue me
His name is Mark Valley. He's been on several shows I've never watched, most recently Fringe and Boston Legal. I, do however, remember him from Days of Our Lives about 10 years or so ago.
He looks just as good in person. Better, actually. And he's a yarny! Swoon. My google research tells me he's got a math degree (very helpful!) from West Point (gotta love a man in uniform). And he recently married his hot co-star in Fringe, Anna Torv. Maybe he's going to use the Mountain Mohair to knit something lovely for her?
So...of course we're all furious with ourselves for not Kinnearing him. But as MrsQ and I discussed on the drive home, it wouldn't have been easy to Kinnear him in a subtle fashion in such a small space, and it would have been totally inappropriate to disturb him in the sanctuary, the temple, the holy place that is the LYS.