December 19, 2007
You missed out on a real old timey sew-up hootenanny Monday night. So sorry! I will try to convey a flavah of the evening.
You know that I prefer to avoid hyperbole and overstatement of any kind. But dang it, there was magic in the air. For example:
The Beasts of the Field
Ann and Lenny had never met before. Ann aka St. Francis of Lawn Guyland, is a pooch magnet.
An Angel? A Seraph? A Really Great Gal?
It’s time for new plugs and points on the KayCam, because this picture of Dawn does not show the halos emanating from her head and hands. Dawn was there when we got there, like a beacon from On High. Or maybe just from Beacon, New York. (I get On High and Upstate mixed up.) But the magic was for real: Dawn seamed 3 (3!) of the 9-patch units, and then spent her ample free time fixing everybody else’s mistakes, including reconstructive Kitchener surgery on a square that must have gotten the scissors when I was opening the envelope. Dawn, we don’t know who you are or where you came from, but please come next time.
A Visitation From the Beyond (Texas)
Katie showed up and said hi and I gave her a square and rattled off her marching orders and she said, “I’ve only got 15 minutes because I’m visiting from Houston and I’ve got sights to see!” Our little sew-up bee got top billing over the Rockettes! We were the pre-theatre sew-up menu. Thanks Katie! Hope you found the pizza place!
The Mother of the Blogzine
Is there anything more wondrous than a couple that knits together? How about a couple that whipstitches together? Ron and Naomi were there. Naomi has exciting news: she has a brand-new, consciousness-raising blogzine, Knit a Condom Amulet. Check it out! Stick with Naomi, and you are going to learn something.
Lovely Lady Links
Even a control freak can’t control everything. I sort of kept track of who was there. If I’ve left anybody out, send me an email. Here’s who else was there: Wendy, Catherine, Mary, Liz, Cara (who taught a little girl to knit in the store), Katherine, Amy, Cynthia, Grace, Alex, Megan, Zontee, Claudia, Anne, Jill, Katy, Jenn, Lisa Daehlin, Stephanie, and Abby.
The Loaves and the Fishes and the Chairs
Many thanks to Pearl Chin of Knitty City for her generous hospitality. We used every chair in the place, but there were always just enough. When one person had to leave, another would appear to fill her chair. Thanks also to Erin, who kept the cash register open late on a Monday night, and also sewed!
The Fruits of Our Labors
All but one of the 9-patch units are SEWED UP, as are most of the borders.
Thanks to my vigilant harping and prodding, we’ve got 99.5 percent of the ends sewn in, with no ambiguous dangling. (When you’ve sewn in an end, cut it short, people! I don’t want to wonder whether it’s been sewn in!)
You can see the pattern emerging, right? RIGHT?
This is where things will stand until the week after Christmas, when I will sew up the remaining seams and embark on a dramatic i-cord expedition (or not). Look for this work of many hands in a raffle drawing in early January! (Fear not: I will remind you. But buy tickets now so you can get in on ALL the raffles. Instructions in sidebar.)
Thanks, everybody. I’m off like a prom dress. Grip me my double-points: today is Teacher Gift 4 of 4!