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  • teresapoet
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    I was at Sock Summit too! But I don't recall an Ultraviolet Shop Bag or Plum SCB, so I don't think we crossed paths, Heidi Jill. I was carrying my black/wasabi Small Cafe Bag and plum/steel Swift. I saw many Swifts, even more Yarn Stuff Sacks, a Medium Cafe Bag or two, and a couple Ristrettos. One of the Ristrettos was carried by Amy Singer (of Knitty), who was in my KnitteRX one hour wonder class. When the teacher recommended bags with a wide strap that you can wear cross-body, she lifted up her Ristretto and asked if that was what he meant (it was).

    Two different strangers asked me about my bags - one in the coffee line and one in the Blue Moon Fiber Arts booth. They had both heard of the Swift before and were more interested in the SCB, and I had fun showing them all the features. These bags sell themselves!

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  • Heidi Jill
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    I saw TB bags all over the place at Sock Summit (Portland) last weekend! Mostly Swifts, of course, but a few Imagos, and I was carrying my small Ultraviolet Shop Bag and my small plum Cafe bag.

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  • flitcraft
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    Today waiting in line at the Home Depot, the guy just behind me said, "Excuse me, is that a small cafe bag?" And of course, it was, in conifer. We chatted for a few minutes about all the bags we had (between us, we had pretty much the whole line-up). I mentioned that one bag I didn't have was the packing cube backpack or shoulder bag, but I was thinking that it might be handy for my trip next week to China. "Oh, I guess Wednesday will be my last chance to get it," I said. "Yeah, lucky that the showroom is open on Wednesdays," he replied. You know you've spotted a fellow fanatic when, not only do we wax rhapsodic about our bag collections, but we both knew the showroom schedule!

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  • spamjam
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    I'm still trying to wrap my brain around "poker journalist"! Is that a profession? Never mind...I just G**gled it and was surprised, and yet not surprised, at what I learned. Cool stuff.

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  • wennefer
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    Well, I didn't spot a bag, but another Tom Bihn owner spotted me last night. I was eating in one of my favorite restaurants and my waitress noticed my linen SCB and said "Oh, I have one of those too!" Turns out she has a medium cafe bag in Perriwinkle (she thought). So we talked a bit about the Swift (she's a knitter and although I'm not I have one) and the beauty of cork.

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  • BJ Nemeth
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    Ristretto at the World Series of Poker

    I'm a poker journalist who has been covering the World Series of Poker since 2004. Poker players don't usually bring bags to the tables with them, but with iPads becoming the accessory of choice the last two summers, that may change.

    This week I saw an Olive Ristretto tucked under a player's chair as I was walking through the field. That's the first time I've seen a Tom Bihn bag at the WSOP that wasn't one of mine.

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  • Janine
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    If only you could have slipped a TB bag into the photo next to him, it would have been perfect.

    Maybe we need a new thread for Tom Impersonators? Hee hee!

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  • TXGirl
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    I didn't have any Tom Bihn bag sightings on my recent trip, but there was a gentleman who looked just like Mr Tom Bihn on my flight from Spokane to SLC on Sunday. I had all these thoughts running through my head on what I was going to ask him if indeed it was him or not, but sadly I didn't. Too bad I couldn't have snapped a pic of him while he was napping on the plane or when I saw him again waiting for his next flight
    Last edited by TXGirl; 06-21-2011, 12:40 AM.

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  • Rhiannon
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    Bihn on BART

    I'm always surprised when I travel in large metropolitan airports and don't have a Tom Bihn sighting. The only one I've had was on BART (a medium-rail transit system in the SF Bay Area): I'd been pondering adding a Cafe Bag to my collection and spotted a young man in the Berkeley BART station with one. He as pretty confused when I asked him about it, and what size it was, though, so I'm guessing it was a gift.

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  • Lime
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    I spotted either a Empire builder or Zephyr in Steel at Lester B Pearson (Toronto Internatinal) airport in mid October 2010 which I posted about earlier in another thread

    Then in mid May of this year, I was carrying my Crimson Aeronaut at Dublin Airport and one of you folks ran by me with a black Aeronaut. I didn't get the chance to compliment you on your bag hehe. That incident was funny since I was actually too tired to do any Tom Bihn spotting (one of my favourite travelling activities) but I guess it was just luck.

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  • moriond
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    Originally posted by TXGirl View Post
    Next month I'll be going on a trip so I guess I need to put in an order for a TB luggage tag. I plan on scoping out everybody's bag
    I use Tom Bihn luggage tags on my bags, but I also use the image from holoholo's post as my iPhone screensaver
    Originally posted by holoholo View Post
    I love the Matterhorn logo, maybe Tom can also do one with a more tropical look...

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    Incidentally, "holoholo" is a great name for a forum member posting from Hawaii, since it means to walk around or travel for fun. If I run into Just, I feel secure in the knowledge that I can identify her bags. I actually haven't sighted other Tom Bihn Bags (apart from the ones owned by people who have been infected by -- er, I mean, converted by my buying habits). I did have someone come up to me and recognize the bags (and also state that he had bought some of Tom's bags when they were sold out of Santa Cruz, California), but he wasn't carrying at the time.

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  • Flinx
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    I'm still waiting to see one in downtown Seattle. :-0

    It's cool though... Makes me feel like like I'm the only one who was smart enough to pick up a SuperEgo.

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  • TXGirl
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    Originally posted by backpack View Post
    Or better yet, a Tom Bihn luggage tag!
    Next month I'll be going on a trip so I guess I need to put in an order for a TB luggage tag. I plan on scoping out everybody's bag

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  • backpack
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    Originally posted by TXGirl View Post
    That's a great idea! I don't have a FOT pouch, but I guess those who don't could hang a small pouch outside our bag
    Or better yet, a Tom Bihn luggage tag!

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  • doornum3
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    Although I've not had any TB sightings yet in my neck of the woods (south central TX), I have to admit that I feel pretty smug when I'm carrying my TB gear! It makes me want to say to people, "You have no idea how cool this bag is! Go ahead, ask me!"

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