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Monday, January 26, 2009


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Whew! The past two weeks have been quite the whirlwind ride! After an idyllic, relaxing week in Mexico with the family, real life came back with a vengeance. I had a ridiculously busy week at work (both my day job and with freelance web work), and on top of that I had my first book signing at Unwind's anniversary party on January 15.

The party was a blast, and I met some really lovely fellow knitters.

What a scene

My Obama-rama (Ravelry)/(Pattern) and Armchair Revolutionary were on display.

My book got its own table right in the middle of the store.

I wrote those!

The next day, I flew off to Sundance for the weekend with my special gentleman friend.

Racquet Club

We had a great time, but trying to get into both 8am and midnight screenings does not lead to lots of sleep. I think it took me all week to recover from everything!


Molly's got the right idea.

On Friday, my aforementioned gentleman friend got stuck at work late, so instead of going out for drinks as planned, I stayed in and designed some fingerless mittens for my friend Danielle:

Danielle's Mittens

They're going to have a flap to cover the fingers so she can keep her hands warm in Chicago, but also have easy access to her iPhone. I'm winging this pattern, so we'll see how well they turn out!

Thursday, January 08, 2009

Meet me at Unwind!

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Unwind is having an anniversary party on January 15 and I'll be there signing books!

Here's more info from Unwind:

Unwind celebrates its fifth anniversary in 2009, and we're starting
off the year with a bang! Join us on the evening of January 15 for
this amazing celebration and meet:
• Jess,Casey & Mary-Heather of
• Beth & Amanda from Lorna's Laces*
• Kelly & Dawn of Namaste
• Laura Birek, author of Picture Perfect Knits
In other words, we've got our own festival of yarn going on! We're
also collecting canned food donations for the SOVA Pantry.

RAVELRY: Jess, Casey & Mary-Heather will be in tow to schmooze and
hand out goodies.

LORNA'S LACES*: Beth & Amanda are traveling from Chicago to spend the
evening at Unwind. They'll preview their new yarns and colors;
showcase the organic Green Line Collection; and offer some tips on
working with hand-dyed, variegated yarns.

You'll be able to special order any of their yarns, in any of their
colors, at 15% off!

NAMASTE: Kelly & Dawn will showcase the entire line of project bags,
needle cases and accessories.

You'll be able to purchase and/or special order from their line at 15%

LAURA BIREK: Laura will mingle and sign copies of her wonderful new
knitting book, Picture Perfect Knits,published by Chronicle Books.

SOVA: Please bring a donation of non-perishable foods or personal
hygeine products as a gift to SOVA. Your donation will enter you into
a drawing to win some very cool yarn-related prizes!

SOVA is a non-sectarian program of the Jewish Family Service of Los
Angeles. It's dedicated to alleviating hunger and poverty in our local
community. SOVA is from the Hebrew word "savah," which means

Thursday, January 15, 2009
Public Entry at 7:30 (Unwind will close at 5:00 p.m. and re-open for
the event.)


Your entry fee will be applied to any purchases or special orders made
at the event.

Click here to buy your ticket!