• Run For The Cure & MOTC Tour Launch

    October 2nd, 2006KimMonsters of Teen Craft Book Tour

    Yesterday was The. Big. Day.

    9:30am, we met up with Team Knitty at the event site, and thus began a day filled with more yarn humour than I’d ever experienced in such fabulous concentration. Want a snapshot? Read Jenna’s interview with Shannon.

    The weather was perfect (at least for the walk), and the company was better. Here are Shannon and me, with Puck and Humphrey geared up to get going. Around my neck is the “yarn” I mentioned in my last post. It’s wool! On my neck! It’s Malabrigo yarn in the colour Orchid, from my secret pal. I could swim in a pool of this yummy, yummy yarn. It’s a simple [hdc, ch 1] pattern, and I whipped it up in about 15 seconds. I feel like my life will never be the same now that I’ve worn a wool scarf. Ok. On with the photos.

    Shannon, Puck, Humphrey, Kim

    Team Knitty. A huge pat on the back to Amy for organizing us all.

    Team Knitty

    Humphrey got decked out for the cause:

    Humphrey, for the cure

    He and Puck enjoyed a ride in Jenna‘s Rogue. Yeah, it was pretty wicked to meet Jenna, and to see her Rogue. I want to knit one. Maybe in ’09.

    Humphrey & Puck in Rogue

    There were a lot of people walking and running. It was pretty incredible to be surrounded by so many people contributing to the same cause. And there’s still time to be a part of it! Donations are being accepted until the end of the month. I’m still a couple hundred dollars from reaching my goal of raising $1000, so please donate today!

    Run For The Cure

    After an amazing brunch of yummy eats, much hilarity, and too much coffee, it was off to Lettuce Knit for the MOTC tour kick-off. I don’t think I’ve ever had so much fun in a yarn store. It was filled with people all afternoon, and there were hooks and needles flying non-stop. Megan was a fabulously hospitable host, who managed always to have a hook at the ready for an impromptu crochet lesson. Here she is with Denny, who has the the best rhymes for teaching crochet. Just remember: when it’s time to complete a single crochet, chop off the ears! (Yes, I had a bit of a woozy feeling when I first met Denny: she’s as incredible as all the internets have proclaimed her to be.)

    Megan & Denny @ Lettuce Knit

    David was the best. And not just because he told me I managed the impossible by teaching him how to crochet.

    David: Now a Crocheter

    This is June. She spilled navy nail polish on her pants by accident, so she took a blue marker to them to cover it up. They’re the coolest pants I’ve ever seen (this photo is terrible for showing them off).

    June. We also chatted about double crochet.

    I want to learn how to spin!

    Shannon will teach me!

    Maria. I won’t tell you what she likes to wear when she knits. She’s going to test out Get Hooked to learn how to crochet, and I won’t tell you what she plans to wear when she crochets, either.

    Maria, fully clothed

    I managed not to get Emma in pixels. Emma is my new BFF. We got to geek out about yarn AND stitches AND Drupal.

    Next stop: Rochester, NY! Come say hi at Yarne Source tomorrow from noon to 5pm!

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  • It was awesome hanging out with you guys! Have fun on the rest of the tour!

  • OMG! I can’t believe I forgot to pose with Humphrey! How is this possible!? (I must have been too busy eating sushi…or wandering around the yarn store eating lemon squares and looking dazed.)

    I promise I will make my own little Humphrey. And post it to Flickr and tag it and … and maybe even create an account on crochetme. *gasp*

    It was great to meet you Kim! We should do that again sometime, eh?

    much love from your new best friend,

  • PS Blaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah.

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