There are two facts that I absolutely LOVE about Damian Lewis.
Fact I: He is gracious with his fans. He always makes time for a little chat or a sweet selfie!
Fact II: Damian LOVES wearing scarves. And he wears them well.
And these two facts come together to make the SWEETEST story ever!
We met Carol, a great Damian Lewis fan, on social media earlier but JaniaJania, Lewisto and I had the pleasure to meet her and her husband Brad in person as we waited in line together for Damian Lewis in Conversation with Lauren Collins at the New Yorker Festival in October 2015.
Carol gave Damian a beautiful hand-knitted scarf at the end of the event which made JaniaJania question herself about why she had not thought about knitting something for him and made me question my life choices deeply — well, my poor mom made every effort to teach me knitting (and also cooking) and I was determined not to take any of it 😀
So… It should feel great to give such a beautiful gift to your favorite actor but most of the time you just don’t know what he will do with it… Carol though certainly knows what Damian has done with the scarf!
For one, he started wearing it right there that evening!
And the rest is history…
The scarf started its travels in NYC.
Here is another pic from Kristy taken the next day after Damian read Richard Burton as Mark Antony in the first public reading of Lawrence Wright’s new play Cleo at the New Yorker Festival. Here is the scarf with Damian as he is signing autographs for the fans!
Here it is with Damian in photos with fans in NYC!
Here it is with Damian as he chills at a NYC coffee shop.
And, here it is with Damian as he is on his way to promote Billions on CBS This Morning and ABC Live with Kelly and Michael!
The Scarf quickly became the new Roaming Gnome! Better yet, it’s not a prank, it’s REAL! It went everywhere Damian went in Winter 2015/16 and made us proud and made Carol probably a little bit prouder!
One of the biggest pleasures of blogging is meeting like-minded, fun people through our shared love for Damian Lewis. Carol, it’s such a pleasure to know you! Much love to you and Brad! And a HUGE thank you for my lovely fingerless gloves, too — incredibly convenient for North Carolina winters! May I just say Damian and I have knitwear from the same fashion house? 🙂