Sunday, July 13, 2008

All quiet on the western front . . .

Which is to say, "I got nuthin'." At least nuthin' with pictures.

First: One of the PDX Knit Bloggers is getting her 15 minutes of fame today! Our very own Cindy is featured on Lime & Violet's Daily Chum! If you're one of the gazillion or so people knitting the February Lady Sweater by Flint Knits, then hop on over to Cindy's place and check out the Gull Wing Socks to match. While you're there, take a look at the Tree Bark Socks and the Framed Feathers Scarf. She's a regular genius, that gal! Good news, but no pictures.

Second: Stitch N Pitch is coming to Portland! Knitters, crocheters, and needle workers of all genre will be converging at PGE Park on August 24. Tickets will be available on line and a portion of each ticket will go to benefit Relay for Life. There will also be a drop off point at the game for chemo caps. There are lots of free knit, crochet, and sewn patterns on the Internet, so please go find a pattern that suits your skills and get cracking on it. Sadly, caps are needed in all sizes, infant to adult, but they must be machine washable and dryable, and soft, soft, soft. No pictures for this, either.

Third: I met a lovely lady this weekend; Shannon Trapp, who is blogless, and I rendezvoused in a parking lot yesterday. No, we weren't handing off illegal substances! The kind-hearted Shannon donated two good-sized bags of lovely soft yarn to be used for those chemo caps. If you're in the Portland area, are willing to knit or crochet chemo caps to be dropped off at the Stitch N Pitch, and need some yarn, please leave me a comment and I'll get a supply to you. I forgot to take my camera with me, so no pictures.

Fourth: The PDX Knit Bloggers will have an official presence at Oregon Flock and Fiber Fest this year! We'll have an awning on the main lawn and some of the members will be offering demos of various knitting techniques. So if you're hankering to know more about Judy's Magic Cast On, this is your chance to learn from Judy herself. Also, Barbara, our "Official PDXKB Foreign Correspondent", will be giving a demo of entrelac and knitting backwards; and Michelle will be demonstrating knitting with beads. Plus, the whole gang will be available for a "Drop In Clinic" for knitting, crocheting, and spinning so if you've hit a rough spot, stop on by and somebody will be there to help you along. Heck, stop on by anyway, we like to see who's been lurking our blogs! More good news, but still no pictures.

Sixth: I got all the Blue Moon fiber spun, but it's not plied yet so there aren't an pictures. I'm knitting a black scarf to go with the Lillehammer hat, but no pictures. Besides, it's black so pictures really wouldn't show you anything anyway.

Like I said, I got nuthin'.

1 comment:

  1. Hello my name is Sarah and it was nice to read a local knitting blog. I live in Willamina so I do not always get to keep up with the going on's in PDX.
    Thanks for being there


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