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  • I saw Before Sunrise before I moved to Vienna. And then I lived there for four years. Now just thinking about the movie makes me homesick for Wien. I haven’t seen Before Sunset, I’ll have to check it out.

  • The Tess Designer Yarns booth had some beautiful stuff, but NO prices, nothing was labeled properly. A big turnoff.
    Hopefully next year, she will have prices on her product.

  • Oooh. I am in the middle of reading The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (highly recommend).
    Coincidence? I think not.
    Still floating on fluffy Rhinebeck clouds, trying to rise above the fact that when I got home I FELTED THAT ANN WEAVER SHAWL. Stay tuned for plaintive wailing or stoic denial of pain.
    xoxo Kay

  • I guess that Ann Weaver book won’t have a pattern for a white jacket in it, she’ll be saving that for the next book.
    HA HA MELVILLE HUMOR I’m a nerd.

  • I love the Albers Shawl. I won’t finish mine this year, but hopefully for next year. The density of the fabric makes me hope that mine looks so good when I am done!

  • I finally saw my first small batch of Albers squares at the MCA in Chicago – loved them! Now to make the shawl. . . .

  • The kibbutz they live on….”snort”
    Missed it and you both!

  • Took a class from Ann Weaver and she is the coolest. Sparks of creativity just fly off her. She’s also a warm, very nice human being.

  • I heart Ann Weaver but that Botox website creeped me out. I’m focusing on the White Whale book, and the Albers shawl. And completely envious of the Tess booth.
    (Melissa, when I saw Tess’ booth at Stitches East, they had price lists that you could use while you wandered around cooing over the yarn.)

  • Yes, young love movies — talk, talk and more spirited talk …. ah, youth.
    Is there a cable genie around? YarnHarlot also had some cable issues this week … hope it isn’t catching!

  • say there – the loverly albers shawl picture you posted – it looks like it might be a heavier weight than laceweight her pattern calls for? was it, do ye think? and if it was, what do you suppose weight it was, or could be? i’m thinking a bit heavier would be a bit warmer – but too heavy, and you’d be wearing an elephant?

  • It’s difficult to pull off a movie consisting solely of dialogue and make it so interesting, but it works for Before Sunrise because so much of it was improvised.

  • My Albers is indeed very slightly heavier gauge than the Isager lace weight called for. It is the Jade Sapphire Mongolian Cashmere 2 ply, which they call lace weight but it’s a bit juicier than most laceweights.
    It felted like a champion felter, by the way. Did I mention that?

  • Those Botox ladies look high as hell after their “treatment”. I’ll just keep on frowning.

  • Aw, thanks for posting the great photo of me and for the shout-out. I only wish you had also captured me at “maximum frown.” My brow at maximum frown rivals ANY of those “before” photos, and I like it that way! Wither under my displeasure, those who see me at “maximum frown”!

  • kay – i only saw your post (that you had felted yours) after i sent my comment in about the heavier weight yarn. now i can’t wait to see your’n – i’m hoping your idea of felting and mine are the same…cheers, libby

  • once in awhile it helps to know experts
    make mistakes after one has had to rip out
    row after row after row to find one mistake
    thank you for the links my wish list is growing

  • I love Rowan.

  • I’m sure Henrietta would have been thrilled in her own sheepie way to be remembered thus.