Saturday, November 12, 2011

whatever weekend: a lot like random

1) We (Joan and I and our wonderful collection of contributors and subjects) are thrilled that Craft Activism made Amazon's Best Books 2011 list.  Seriously woo hoooooo! I am waiting for  a sash to arrive,  you know , like Miss America wears, saying "Top Ten Best in Crafts"  so I can wear it at future book events. I do so hope it's hand stitched.
photo by Kristin Nicholas. Yarnbombed sunflowers!

2) If you're thinking, well, I wouldn't mind having a copy of the book, you are reading this at the right minute.  Hop over to Kristin's blog where she is doing a giveaway, ending today (Nov 13th).  More about my meeting her here.

3) I'm trying to finish up that Cadence sweater before I leave for a few days working  in Minnesota this week. My first order of business there is a booksigning at The Yarnery, the legendary shop in St. Paul.  I'll be joined by Mary Lou Egan, the mitten designing Craft Activism cover girl. If you're  in the area stop by, say hi and talk craft activism with me Thursday this week, Nov 18,  6-8 pm

4) I'm overwhelmed with indecision about what to knit with a sweater's worth of Malabrigo Rios in my fave color Pearl Ten.  I think I want a cardi bur I could be talked into a pullover. As long as the variations in the yarn don't look too horizontally blotchy.  Suggestions?


Mary Lou said...

I'm a Cover Girl!! I love it. That sunflower yarn bombing is wonderful. I've met Kristen at TNNA and she's been to the yarnery. Another Jersey girl - we are everywhere.

Kristin Nicholas said...

Have a great trip Gale and thanks for the link-up. Been a great response to the giveaway.

Oh - if I had time I would make you a sash because you and Joan really deserve it! But instead, I am working on that sunflower pattern. Congrats to both of you!

Bullwinkle said...

That link to those sunflowers - Love!!! Thanks for posting it. Have a great trip (and sorry to have no suggestions for the next sweater.)

~ a dedicated lurker