United at last!
Just had to share this postcard from Laura of Afghans for Afghans, a peek into the basement sorting room of Afghans for Afghans. The sweaters we made for the fall campaign will get seats next to each other on the trip to Afghanistan.
A4A volunteers Laura, Betty, and Ty are waving the gold medals of Ravelympic victory over our sweaters, despite the fact that my sweater crossed the finish line just before the start of the London 2012 Olympics . . .
Now. Things are about to get kind of crazy for us. Here’s where we’ll be in the coming days. Please come pat the handknits, get a book signed, and enjoy the company of fellow knitters. This is going to test our ability to navigate the airports of America. I can’t wait.
LEXINGTON, KY, Friday, October 10
7:00pm, fabulous Joseph-Beth Booksellers. Details here.
NASHVILLE, TN, Saturday, October 11
3:00pm, Room 12, Legislative Plaza, at the amazing Southern Festival of Books. Details here
ST. PAUL, MN, Sunday, October 12
1:00pm, William Mitchell College of Law Auditorium with the insanely fabulous Yarnery. Details here. Be sure to pick up a free ticket at the store. And for heaven’s sake, buy some yarn while you’re at it.
PORTLAND, OR, Monday, October 13
7:30pm, giant and fiercely independent Powell’s Books (Burnside). Directions to the mothership here.
SEATTLE, WA, Tuesday, October 14
7:00pm, University Bookstore, U District location. Parking advice, directions, etc here.
We are grateful to all these wonderful stores for providing us all the opportunity to take a break from the crazy real world to spend a little time in the parallel, perfectly sane universe where there’s never too much knitting. Can’t wait to see everybody!