If you see something, say something…
(A garter stitch swatch I found, dropped on the steps of the 40th Street subway station, NYC; all pics enlarge.)
If you are the knitter who lost the swatch, or know who did and are reading this post (a shout out to my NYC subway knitters!), you may find me the following events. Now, I hope you just didn't say f*** it, and commenced to knit your project––'cause you know how I feel about swatching first.
I'm Just Itching To See Him!
Hubba, hubba! The copiously talented and rakishly handsome Franklin Habit whose blog, The Panopticon, is about to cause the internet to crash due to the size of his fan-base, will be appearing at the wonderful Knitty City on the 29th of this month. The creator of the sexy and sold out "Guys with Yarn 2009" calendar, will be signing his uproariously funny book, "It Itches". (Interweave Press). As the line will probably stretch down the block, come early, and bring a seat (sorry Thomas, I don't know if he's single, you will have to ask him yourself).
Just In Time For The Cherry Blossoms
"America is not like a blanket-one piece of unbroken cloth, the same color, the same texture, the same size. America is more like a quilt-many patches, many pieces, many colors, many sizes, all woven together by a common thread."––Jesse Jackson, American minister and civil-rights leader
Pictured here, the eleventh hour quilter herself, Michelle Bishop, founder of Harlem Needlearts, and portrait quilter Laura Gadson,
are getting an extension of their 15 minutes of fame. The work of
these two members of the Harlem Girls Quilting Circle, are part of
the exhibition Quilts For Obama: Celebrating the Inauguration of Our 44th President. Due to its overwhelming success, this show has been extended to July 26th 2009; it's at the Historical Society of Washington D.C.
For a short list of more events, check out New York This N' That, in the sidebar.