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The City Beautiful

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Hey everybody,
Just a note to let people of the Midwest know that Ann and I, with the help of our co-conspirator Bonne Marie, have cooked up a late-breaking plan to go to Chicago the first weekend in October.
On Friday, October 3, we will be helping Loopy Yarns celebrate the grand opening of its grand new location. They’ll have our new book in plentiful supply, and we will sign them and hang out and provide whatever entertainment we can. We’ll be there from 6-9 p.m. or until asked to leave.
Then, on Saturday, October 4, we will spend pretty much the whole day at Yarncon! We’ll do signings from 10:30 to noon and then from 1:30 to 4 p.m. After which we hightail it to the airport.
For those knitting Tiny Hats for charity, we will be happy to receive them at any of these events, and promise to mail them to the UK by the deadline for the campaign.
Tonight I’m going to be at Shea Stadium for Stitch & Pitch, unless it gets rained out. I always feel like a dork there, being a Yankee fan. I have no idea who’s on first, you know? Really subpar knowledge of a local team, but what can I say? Only so much baseball will fit into my brain, and the Yankees got there first.
Love,
Kay

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28 Comments

28 Comments

  1. YarnCon? Holy moly!

  2. Shame shame shame on you. Shake those worthless, Steinbrenner-owned-Joe-Torre-betraying Yankees out of your head, and get with the NY team that matters – do it or I’ll stop knitting. My Mets are knit into a thousand pairs of white-knuckle socks this season. We need you!

  3. Carlos Delgado is on first. Once you see him, you won’t forget. :)
    Sounds like Chicago will be fun next weekend! I admit I’m not sure who’s on first for the Cubbies…

  4. Chicago, best big city ever–Field Museum, Shedd Aquarium, Art Institute, Museum of Science and Industry! Deep dish pizza! Palmer House!
    Go Mets!

  5. I won’t be there for Stitch N Pitch, but I did go to the Yankees game on Saturday. Surprisingly (to me) the whole experience was way too exciting to knit, even though the game itself wasn’t so eventful. Maybe it’s easier to knit for a team/game that you are less invested in.

  6. Tiny hats for Innocent? Done and Done! I live in England now and I’m ready to connect with my new country. However, I am completely jealous of Stitch and Pitch…oh, BASEBALL!!!!

  7. You know Kay,(from RedSox Nation here) all I can say is I love you anyway….we’ll share love of knitting and not baseball teams.It’s a little sad here to not have you guys here for the playoffs.Seems like it’s suppose to be the Yankees and the Sox, it all that ever matters ! You’ll enjoy the “other” team, whatever their names are.We’ve brought a few up from the PawSoxs and I’ve said “who’s that?”….I’m glad Boston has only one team, must be rough to have to make a choice! Weather is suppose to get nasty, hope they get the games in!Have a great night!Wendy

  8. How come there was no yarncon when I lived in Chicago? Of course, I wasn’t really knitting then, but still, might have re-started sooner.
    Have a great time.

  9. By now, the news must be tittering all over “that Toddlin’ Town” that you guys will soon be there. Then, it will be “the city-even more-beautiful”, once its energy mingles with your own…Great for Chicago, and neighboring parts, that you all will be there. Great job, ladies!
    LoveDiane

  10. I heard that rumor from Vicki when I was at Loopy Yarns last Friday! I was guessing it wasn’t a rumor, actually, since it was from a very good source, obviously.
    Unfortunately, I live on the other side of one state over, and was just in Chicago for a meeting, so will miss it. But she has a wonderful new space for a book signing; you will love it! Wish I could be there and see Bonne Marie again, and you all for the first time.

  11. Mickey Mantle. Harmon Killebrew. That’s all the baseball my brain will hold.

  12. Just waiting anxiously to hear if you will be visiting Omaha..
    You do remember Omaha, don’tcha?
    :)

  13. The way you feel about the Yankees and their successors’ rivaling for your attention, is the way I felt about the “Cheers” TV show back in the eighties — as good as it was, after All in the Family and the Mary Tyler Moore Show, their was no more enthusiastic TV watching space in my tiny little brain. That tabula rasa sure gets full in a hurry which is why I find it so hard to get past garter and stocking stitch!

  14. Looking forward to seeing you in Chi-town, at one event or the other! I’ll be the very pregnant one (due Nov 12!). I’m so jazzed about your new book — it’s terrific, and I’ve just planned a Very Hungry Caterpillar blanket based off of Baby Dotty. Awesome! I’m excited to do some fair isle with non-tiny needles!
    Also, I have a technical question for you about the SK8R sweater — my first son is almost 4 and wears 4T sizes… your smallest size has a chest circumference of 35 inches… all the standard sizing charts show chest size for this age is 25 inches. Do you really put 10 inches of ease in the body? I saw a Debbie Bliss sweater pattern that does the same thing, but I’m afraid of ginormity. Please advise!

  15. For better or worse, we don’t abandon our team. For me, the Yankees were in my brain and heart first, and my love of the game and those Boys of Summer has nothing to do with Steinbrenner or sports politics. (I still miss Paulie in right field …) And I’ve knit many a stitch while sitting in my living room, watching them play. Baseball and knitting — What a combo!!
    Have fun in Chicago …
    ~ Dar

  16. So if you’re taking the Tiny Hats in Chi-town, how ’bout in Rhinebeck? Stash a box under your table for them?

  17. Here’s how much of a baseball dork I am…I tried to figure out why being a Yankees fan would be dorkish at Shea stadium. Thank you to the commenter who mentioned the Mets. Now I get it. (I think.)

  18. Go to green zebra for dinner or brunch!

  19. Wish I could be in Chicago, but looking forward to Sheep + Wool. And now, an emergency dishcloth question. I’m traveling + don’t have the new book with me, but my 79-year-old dishcloth-knitting Mom wonders about where to find “line 9″ in the dishcloth instructions. Is it missing or did she miss it?

  20. I’m so excited! I might gawk at all y’all at both places. YarnCon is great –

  21. Noooo! I’m from Chicago, but I’ll be in Tennessee when you’re in Chicago, and when I am in Tennessee, I’ll be too far from Nashville to get there for the book fair. And I had no idea that there would be a Yarncom. How did I miss all of this?

  22. Noooo! I’m from Chicago, but I’ll be in Tennessee when you’re in Chicago, and when I am in Tennessee, I’ll be too far from Nashville to get there for the book fair. And I had no idea that there would be a Yarncom. How did I miss all of this?

  23. Damnit! I could sooo use a little road trip and I’d totally hop on a plane and be there, except I have to work Sunday! Weird hours, that’s the name of my game. But of course I love it. But I’d love being in Chicago seeing you guys more!

  24. A weekend in Chicago with Bonne Marie. How fun! Me, just seeing a picture of a Chicago postcard and I realize it is never really out of my mind. Twelve years and I am still homesick.
    I look forward to seeing your new book.

  25. Did anybody else go to the Stitch’n’Pitch game at Shea Thursday last? I took my knitting, but it was cool going on cold, and it started to rain, then pour, so I didn’t even pull out my needles. I didn’t see anyone else stitching anything else either.
    But it was a great game. Sorry, Cubs fans; but at least you’re in the playoffs …

  26. Darn! I’m going to be in Chi-town the next weekend for the marathon. I’m totally going to miss you both. Like three ships passing in the night…

  27. Enjoyed meeting you at the Stitch n Pitch at Shea last week.
    I hope your son and husband enjoyed their game at Fenway! I hope it wasn’t the one that got rained out!
    We left after the 6th inning because of the rain but did enjoy the game. I did get some crocheting done until the rain started. It did seem like the knitters/crocheters were spread out – difficult to connect! But it was fun! Even for a Red Sox fan!

  28. Enjoyed meeting you at the Stitch n Pitch at Shea last week.
    I hope your son and husband enjoyed their game at Fenway! I hope it wasn’t the one that got rained out!
    We left after the 6th inning because of the rain but did enjoy the game. I did get some crocheting done until the rain started. It did seem like the knitters/crocheters were spread out – difficult to connect! But it was fun! Even for a Red Sox fan!