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  • Uh HUH, Uh HUH…….
    (and it truly does go mighty fast when you drink it by the pitcher and not by the glass uh HUHHHHHHHH).
    Beautiful memries.
    xox Kay

  • I went to college in PDX and I miss it so much! I love that you called Powell’s “the mothership” — I feel exactly the same way.

  • I am suddenly feeling an overwhelming urge to make the 3-hour 150-odd mile drive to Rhinebeck this weekend. (WANT.)
    IT would be do-able if there wasn’t going to be another 3-hour 150-odd mile drive home.
    (ARGHH.)
    Going to go knit something now. It may calm me down.

  • Sarah Vowell looks nothing like she does in my imagination. I have, however, ordered her new book from my libary now, so thanks for that!
    It looks like you’re having a fun tour … wish you were coming to Boston!

  • just three hours away from your appearance in big appleland and i’m wondering what to bring to knitty city. first thought: peace and tranquility. second one: something silly.
    guess you know which one wins. yours, naomi

  • Oh, I’m so sorry I didn’t make it to Portland last Monday, it just wouldn’t work out in my schedule of having to go to work and having to be a mom, and the fact that it’s a bit of a drive.
    I’m glad you mentioned the AMNW bit so I could watch it in the archive. I don’t watch that regularly anymore, if I had known I would have tuned in. I would have had my mom who doesn’t knit tune in. She loved your first book and when I see her next I’ll be showing her your new one.
    Isn’t Powell’s awesome? I hope you got a chance to look around. Not all the books are even there, a few blocks away is their technical book store, plus they have smaller neighborhood stores. When I lived in Portland I went there regularly, it’s the one thing I miss now that I don’t live there, all the rest I can get along with out.
    I hope you all make it to the NW again soon!
    Amy

  • Wow, with a schedule like that I would be one with the coffee machine! Sometimes I think the promotion of a book is a lot harder than the writnig itself!

  • see you in Brooklyn!! yippeee!!

  • I think you should come to Grabill, Indiana. In the middle of Amish country, beautiful in the fall, two great knit shops close by, a wonderful museum in an old one room church as a place to sit, knit, and kibbitz (used more by quilters but they’re good people and would share)…plus I live here and would LOVE it!
    Or if that doesn’t work for you, how about another trip to Mass Ave Knitting Shop in Indy? I didn’t knit last time you came through.
    Even the Democrats are coming to Indiana this year! It’s the place to be!
    (Did I sell you on the idea….)

  • But, the coffee. How was the COFFEE? Was it everything you hoped it would be??

  • What happened to Seattle? I made the ultimate mother sacrifice and went to my daughter’s high school soccer game instead – where I supported her while she sat on the bench for the entire game. Hope you’re having a great time racking up the air miles! I LOVE the new book.

  • What happened in Seattle? I made the ultimate motherly sacrifice and went to my daughter’s high school game (to support her while she sits on the bench) instead of going to see you. I LOVE the new book. I hope you’re having a great time racking up the air miles.

  • So glad I was able to meet you, if only for a brief moment. But at least I made it and could see you and the fabulous handknits in person.
    My friends tell me that the Margaret looks like it was knit for me, and that you should let me keep it. Just sayin’.
    Thanks for the tip on AMNW. That was fun to watch in the archives. Thanks for visiting! I wish you could have seen more yarn stores; we have an embarrassment of riches in that department.

  • Any chance you’ll be out in the Hamptons for any book signings?? Book Hampton or the Historical Society?
    Thanks!

  • No FAIR!!! You came to PDX just a few days AFTER I left to come back to Thailand. Just plain No FAIR!! And you didn’t mention you’d be on AMNW or I would have had my mom record it for me (she watches it regularly) … shucks (and I can’t watch it here in Bangkok because I have to watch at werk – only dialup at home – and they, out of the meanness of their hearts, BLOCK such things! Imagine! The only thing it slows down is stock trading (its a stock brokerage) and WHO CARES about stocks these days anyway, huh? KNITTING is much more important!
    *sigh* luv, Riki in BKK

  • So good to see you again! And I’m glad you enjoyed your visit. Powell’s is definitely the mother ship!

  • fun time we surely need a lot of time
    love the pom pom
    get some rest ham bones

  • Ahmmmm Portland! What a great city!
    FYI the Angry Chicken link has an extra ” at the end and doesn’t connect until that is deleted.

  • Yay for Portland! I wanted to drive to Portland instead of Seattle but it seemed a bit impractical on a school night (250 miles vs. 100 miles). Hey, i wrote y’all a letter about Tuesday in Seattle, come on over and read it!

  • I wish my Star Trek thingy was working and I could beam over to Purl Soho today!

  • My daughter would LOVE the pompom neck thingy. Must wade through the stash!

  • THAT’S where I know Sarah Vowell’s voice from!!!! She did an interview on the Daily Show and she sounded so familiar! You learn something new every day 🙂

  • I just couldn’t make it to Powell’s on Monday night, so I was very, very happy to find one of the signed copies you left behind (for me!)
    The only problem is I still have a dozen tiny hats I was going to give you.

  • omg, I’m so flattered you wore my pin on tv…
    xox, rhonda

  • Hi – I have been raving about your new book to everyone and anyone who will listen to me – it’s fabulous!!! I am at the end of the “Periodic Table of the Elements” for the XXL sweater and I think I may have found an error. Please tell me if this makes sense. I think you’re supposed to end up with 145 stitches on the back, 4 stitches for the cable, 80 stitches on the sleeve, 4 stitches for the cable, 145 on the front, 4 cable, 80 sleeve and 4 cable – a total of 466 stitches. Then 84 are taken for each sleeve (168 total), and five cast on for each underarm (10 total added back) leaving you with 308 stitches for the body and 84 left for each sleeve.
    OK, and that information is in the instructions.
    HOWEVER, the table that you have for the size XXL leaves you short four stitches for the back and front(141 stitches each) and short 2 stitches for each sleeve (78 stitches each).
    So,I figured I’d do the following additional 2 rows to get me to those numbers:
    TBS (143/80) and B (145/80). Then I’m ready to divide per your instructions.
    Two rows are not a big deal in my plus-sized universe and it gets me to the right numbers in an orderly fashion.
    Whaddya think? Am I missing something?
    TIA,
    Joan Gavigan
    Ellicott City “Merlin”
    About an hour away from the Mason-Dixon line:)
    a/k/a fuguestateknits

  • Hi – I have been raving about your new book to everyone and anyone who will listen to me – it’s fabulous!!! I am at the end of the “Periodic Table of the Elements” for the XXL sweater and I think I may have found an error. Please tell me if this makes sense. I think you’re supposed to end up with 145 stitches on the back, 4 stitches for the cable, 80 stitches on the sleeve, 4 stitches for the cable, 145 on the front, 4 cable, 80 sleeve and 4 cable – a total of 466 stitches. Then 84 are taken for each sleeve (168 total), and five cast on for each underarm (10 total added back) leaving you with 308 stitches for the body and 84 left for each sleeve.
    OK, and that information is in the instructions.
    HOWEVER, the table that you have for the size XXL leaves you short four stitches for the back and front(141 stitches each) and short 2 stitches for each sleeve (78 stitches each).
    So,I figured I’d do the following additional 2 rows to get me to those numbers:
    TBS (143/80) and B (145/80). Then I’m ready to divide per your instructions.
    Two rows are not a big deal in my plus-sized universe and it gets me to the right numbers in an orderly fashion.
    Whaddya think? Am I missing something?
    TIA,
    Joan Gavigan
    Ellicott City “Merlin”
    About an hour away from the Mason-Dixon line:)
    a/k/a fuguestateknits

  • sorry about the duplicate – my computer just had the vapors or something!