Dateline: Southeast Portland

Dateline: Southeast Portland - 1

Dear Kay, So last night when I had finally disembarked from two legs of air travel with the 105 members of the Camas High School Papermakers marching band, the lost baggage clerk asked, “If we were to open your bag–if the tag was missing–what sort of recognizable items would we find in it?” “Yarn. It was about 50 pounds. A bunch of knitted stuff in there, but mostly, yarn.” Such a poetic end to our little...

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Dateline: Somewhere on the Oregon Coast

Dear everybody, So we’re on Day Three of Cat Bordhi’s Magical Moebius Festival, just us and the hard-corest sock and moebius makers of the universe. This pretty much sums up how things are going this weekend. This, plus sock knitting: Full NewsChannel 5 Storm Tracker team coverage to come. Our heads are about to blow up with the awesomely cool wonderfulness of it all. Love, Ann and...

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Dateline: Portland

Dear Kay, So I’m sitting here in the Portland, Oregon, airport, waiting for you to show up. All around me I can listen to people talking on their cell phones, and I continue to be amazed at how people will carry on–at a level that we can all hear–about stuff I guarantee you nobody wants to be hearing. It’s not eavesdropping that I’m doing; it’s the unavoidable sound of talking that I’m absorbing. Hey...

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Portland Abundance Ahead

Dear Kay, As much as I am enduring enjoying spring break, I am just a teeny bit excited that we’re heading out next week to Portland, Oregon. (Yes, I have been singing that Loretta Lynn/Jack White song. Endlessly. Must locate a sloe gin fizz before it’s all over.) Her Abundantness, Pat, of Abundant Yarn, writes: “Hey y’all, we are getting tons of phone calls about your upcoming visit to Abundant Yarn. The parking lot has...

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Hark! Is That the Sound of Kay Knitting?

Hark! Is That the Sound of Kay Knitting? - 1

Dear Kay, Our chat with John Seigenthaler, one of Nashville’s most renowned non-knitters, is on the Web as a free audio-only MP3 or iTunes download here. I’m sorry that there isn’t a YouTube of our interview, because then everybody could see you knitting through the entire show. Did you see how he was eyeing your knitting? That covetous glance? He’s probably at home right now, working on a...

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Scenes From a Knitting Party

Scenes From a Knitting Party - 1

Dear Ann, Today is one of those busy Mondays but I had to throw on the blog some pictures of Saturday’s doings in beautiful downtown Andes, New York. Andes is a bit off the beaten track. Remember that TV show Northern Exposure? The one where the moose strolled down the middle of the street during the opening credits? That could totally happen in Andes. Andes is unspoiled, yet it has good coffee. Hard to find that combination. And...

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