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  • Well! How lovely the whole tour was and I thank you for it. For those of us who live out in the sticks, away from more civilized areas that have yarn shops, this is as good as it gets for tours. Seriously. So thanks and keep up the good work.

  • Oh your poor foot! Other than that tragedy everything else sounds like fun, fun, fun.

  • And I am VERY sorry about your foot! May you have a speedy recovery.

  • Holy crap I’m so sorry about your foot!! That’s awful! On the other hand it really opens the door to some knitting possiblities; boot cover, better sockiness, that sort of thing.

  • Take care of that tootsie, my dear. It looks so forlorn in that little bandage!
    P.S. I hope that girl knits the ball gown for her prom. Man, I would so totally curtsy to her for doing that.

  • So sorry to hear about the foot… we have had some stitches of our own here lately, perhaps they are catching? Sounds like a good time was had by all!

  • thank heavens you didn’t gush blood on a handknit sock….perish the thought! heal, babe….

  • Not only might you have gushed blood on to a handknit sock – it could have been gashed too! Hardly bears thinking about……

  • So when are you coming to Westchester? We have a North & South too!

  • Miss y’all!! I hope your toesies get better! Definitely handknit yourself a bandage, though. It will look tres chic inside the Boot of Self-Denial.
    Looks like a very fun and picturesque gathering. Wish I could have been there.

  • Wow! What a wonderful post. I couldn’t smell the ocean or taste the food… but everything else was fabulous! What fun… do other authors have as much fun as you?
    So sorry about your foot… major bummer! You are a trooper though. In Indiana people would have stopped and tried to help you. Of course, I would have fainted at the site of all the blood and you would have been trying to help me.

  • I totally get that you weren’t in a handknit sock, I mean, the blood, mixing with the varigeited (how DO you spell that word) it would be even scarier. But we’ll have to talk to FDNY about sending out the only first aid kit in such an emergency laden time!
    Heal fast.

  • Hope your footie feels better, sure looks like you girls had a blast!

  • Oh,foot ! Poor,poor foot. Pleased to see you stoically continued with the knitting tour.
    Take care of the toes,dear one.
    p.s. Ann,you look so lovely,sutting,knitting your sock,in your gorgeous silk shawl.

  • Hope you’re on the mend soon!
    I just have to tell you, I got your book today and I. Am. In. Love. With. Ya’ll.
    Love! Not the stalking kind, promise.

  • Ann — I am so glad you were Kitchenering your sock I had been so stressed about bringing my sock instead of a MD project.
    And I think that together you can convince Joan to do the dress she really really wants to do it – I can’t believe I picked her name twice and her mom’s name once for the raffle out of all the tickets – it was meant to be.
    Kay – Your poor toe – hope it is feeling better…
    I absolutely must make the hand towels now that I have held one and felt it – but I am having trouble finding the Euroflax for it.
    We all had so much fun – I hope you enjoyed it as much as the audience did. We are a loud group once the official part stopped aren’t we heheheh.

  • Seeing Ann working on that sock from a Ziplock warmed my heart. For I too am working on a sock from a ziplock. I feel silly taking it to knitting meetings, but it fits it’s purpose, cheaply might I add!

  • At least you didn’t bleed all over a handknit sock!!!!

  • Hope the foot’s feeling better! Miss you!!!!

  • Sounds/looks like a lovely tour. It would be fun to see the knitting in person, hear about the knitting etc. So when is the West Coast tour? Like in Oregon. We have a city in the North– Portland. We have a city in the middle– Eugene. We have smaller towns in the South. And we have yarn stores in many locations in between. We read Mason Dixon Knitting here too.
    Until then I’ll just keep checking the blog.

  • why couldn’t these sort of events happened when i actually *lived* (as a full-year resident) out there?! (i grew up in east quogue, since college i’m a brooklyn girl, my mum now lives in aquebogue just past the farm stand you stopped at)
    wishes for a speedy and complete recovery of your toe.

  • I have to have the pattern for that hat! Where, pray tell?

  • Ouch – your poor foot! Once I slipped out of my thong, um, darn, flip flop (sorry, I’m an Aussie) and cut the inside of my foot on a piece of glass and jeepers did it bleed. I’m feeling for ya!

  • aint new yorkers grand?
    i mean really, my southernness and sensibility and all would have come to the forefront over my two decades in the CITY and stopped to see if you needed help… i mean.. bleeding and with two kids!?
    the tour continues to sound great!

  • Dearest Kay,
    Do not, I repeat: do NOT diss the ionic hair dryer again, or I shall be forced to take a slow train from Washington and batter you about the head and shoulders with my own beloved ionic hairdryer. (And since I cut all my hair off a month ago, that would be the most action my ionic hairdryer has seen in a while.)
    Sorry about the boo-boo on your toesies! Heal well and heal quickly.
    Love, Wendy

  • “Scooby-Do vibe”, snortguffaw!

  • I followed your link to Becky (wanted to see the finishing fanatic) and that link led me to this:
    Nothing at all to do with knitting, but totally hilarious. (Do not visit this site if you don’t have a significant chunk of time to waste!)
    Cannot wrap my head around the concept that you can buy ROASTED corn on the roadside. Here in Ohio, it’s the raw, unshucked variety or nuthin’.

  • Any other 41 year olds out there who belly laughed at the “Scooby Doo vibe” comment? I can always count on a good laugh from your blog.Thanks!

  • Personally I think any sort of knitted prom/ball/wedding gown is a mistake, but what I really saw when I first looked at that picture was the hair. Looks like Vincent from Project Runway got to choose the styling for that.

  • Scooby dooby doo! Now that we (as in gang of university friends) are all old and settled (!) we no longer have to take it in turns to hire a transit van and ‘move’ one of us every now and then. Which means that we haven’t pretended to be Daphne, Velma, Scooby etc. in the back of the Mystery Machine (along with varying belongings) for quite a while now….
    Ballgown – all very well, but a bit warmish for party wear? Bit woolly?
    I think you should sit with your foot up and be waited on, at least whilst you have to wear the unsightly boot. You can drape a fetching silk scarf over it… x x

  • Yes, my first thought (well, after “Your poor foot!” and the chuckle at the Mommy-mode “Tra La” to lessen the emotional trauma of the kids) was that it would have been worse if you’d been wearing handknit socks. What if they’d been damaged? What if they’d been so badly stained you could never get them clean? If you’re going to get your foot sliced open by a kicked bottle, then “ratty” is exactly the kind of sock you want on that foot.

  • Poor little foot! Brave you!
    And please, does someone, anyone, know what book that Lavold cardie came out of? I’m in love with it…..

  • Never mind, I found it, it’s Zarah, from Embraceable You. Yay!

  • Ooh, we love the Rowan ball gown at my LYS! Sure, it would cost a ton for the yarn (but good ball gowns OUGHT to be $400 anyway, right?), and possibly take forever to knit (because we all love to knit, that’s the important thing!), but it would be The Most Fabulous Ballgown Ever. You might not be able to wear it to an actual ball or prom, because once you start to “glisten”, the mohair could become unpleasant, but who cares? YOU KNITTED A BALL GOWN! The project to end all projects!
    I just hope her prom is NEXT year, not this year. Heh.

  • Love that beautiful Elsbeth Lavold jacket. Puritans just wanted to have fun ..somehow I guess .I can’t imagine not being allowed colour ,now that is a sin .

  • Hello,
    I believe you will have 4 Hefty bags of tossables after your cleaning spree.
    Love your blog,
    Teresa Simpson
    Eau Claire, WI

  • I have loved knitting for only a short period of time, and I was so pleased to have come across your book. Your writing touches my funny bone and makes me feel I have sat in your kitchen before drinking coffee and sharing stories. I find your work even more enjoyable as there are no knit shops in my area (Abilene, Texas). There are sheep in every direction, but no knit shops! I am always looking for a kindred spirit to share my obsession with. But we are few and far between here. Thank you for taking the time from your busy life to write down and share with the rest of us your wonderful insights and clever patterns. If you come down this way, please email and let me know. I won’t pass it up.