Hey! We need to tell everybody about our plans for NEXT WEEK! We will be on the East End of Long Island at two fabby knitting parties/book signings. True to our message of peace, love and natural fibers and our guiding principle of North/South sisterhood 4-ever, one event will be on the North Fork and one will be on the South Fork. Hey–if you’re out here, hop on a ferry and you can attend both events!
Tuesday, August 15
From 5-7 p.m., we’ll be dishing and knitting at North Fork Stitches in beautiful Cutchogue, New York. (86 Main Road, which is Route 25, the main drag through the North Fork. You’ll see it on your left as you head east through the hamlet of Cutchogue. I love a hamlet, don’t you?)
Yesterday I took the fambly on an outing to case the joint. What a treat!
Friendly owners! Here, Jamie listens to Most Moisturized Mom, who is telling her how she MUST HAVE that sparkly blue wrap on the right (which means that her daughter MUST KNIT it).
A resident Yarn Boy! aka Jamie’s husband Jack. Jack has that quality we prize in husbands: the long-suffering quality. Jack is resigned to his fate. He embraces his inner Yarn Boy. He prints out promotional post cards for visiting Knitting Book Authoresses. He smiles bravely as he rings up your purchases.
A nonresident Yarn Boy! Joseph found a cozy spot to train his Nintendog, Kate. (He is eyeing a second dog. The second dog will be named Kate Jr.)
So that’s Tuesday, Ann. I’m airing out the Suitcase of Love. Hope you’re all aired out and ready to go. What’s up for Wednesday?
Wednesday, August 16 –Noon
Wednesday, we head to the South Fork, where we will be the only activity in town not requiring a bikini. At noon, we’ll be at the Southampton Historical Society (17 Meeting House Lane, just off Main Street in Southampton), knitting on the porch of a grand old house and yakking away like anything. This event is sponsored by Southampton’s Rogers Memorial Library, and my fave local bookstore, BookHampton, will be selling the books. Bring a bag lunch and your knitting and we’ll sit until we’re all knitted out.
Meanwhile, I must face the harsh realities of knitting sparkly yarn for my mom.
As sparkly yarns go, you can’t get any finer than Louisa Harding’s ‘Glisten’. It glistens, which is WAY more tasteful than actually sparkling. It’s more of a glisten, ya know?
But still, as the French say, ‘c’est pas mon truc’. I’m more of a sparkle-avoider, personally. And did I mention that the sparkly yarn is double-stranded with a stretchy Ultra Silk by Berrocco? That it’s on Number 19 needles? That my mom refused all offers of linen and other natural, non sparkle-riffic fibers? But there is a saving grace.
The pattern. It’s a lovely design from the French Girl. Gotta love it!
See you soon,