spam take 2

I just spent an hour seleting comment spam… need to find a better wordpress blocker…

Anyhow… I will put the show together tonight. So if your wating… Sorry… I had the mother in law over this weekend and a Bar mitzvah (congrats Aaron). so I have had little time to myself.

Blog Day 2006

So today is blog day, the day where bloggers point out other bloggers. I know there is supposed to be some kinda interesting effect… But I don’t know that I get it all…

I read way to many blogs for me to pick favorites, they are all favorites. Anyhow, here are the 5 blogs that are currently showing new posts in my newsgator account:

Finished Object Dance
Patience is a Boston knitting guru who has completed 6 baby suprises in the time it has taken me to make one. She is a really nice and patient teacher and put up with me on an almost weekly basis. I highly recommend checking out her blog and reading about the many felted animals in her life.

Full Service Yarn Shop
Lucy is my main yarn pusher. She is a lot of fun to hang out with and holds court on Wendesday and Thursday in her shop. Her blog is new. She like to talk about her life and knitting and her new dog. The pictures of her cousins are usually pretty enteraining.

Grumperina goes to local yarn shops and Home Depot
Kathy is the most famous knitter I know. She is also awesome… and the blog is kinda fun too. As anyone listening to my show knows I am trying to get her to come hang out on the show. She has a very different prespective than I about knitting, but I think we both share a blind love and passion for Elizabeth Zimmerman.

Crazy Aunt Purl
Laurie makes me smile and laugh. Her blog is about her life as a knitter living with cats, an X, and a crazy gardener. Her tales and her deep fried recipes are heart breaking. I love to read about her life stuff and cheer her on from a distance…

Brooklyn Tweed
OK, so I don’t know much about this blog. The reason I have it in my newsgator is two fold; because everything this guy makes is awesome and all his friends seem to be super models. I how he does it, but every picture he takes seems to be more decedant than the last. How does he have all this time to complete so many projects. He really puts me and othe knitters to shame. Damn you and your love of EZ too!!!!

What the hell do I know about PR?

So I am currently drowning in my Boston Knit Out PR tasks. I need to come up with about three to four different knitting relating stories for local media to pick up on and get them to cover the knit out prior to the event. Sounds easy enough right?

Well after sending press releases out to the usual suspects and requesting to be listed in online calendars… I feel like no-one out there is listening. And since I feel like no one is listening I fear I may be killing the knit out. Which is really sad, because the thing about a knit out that is awesome for knitters/crocheters and non-fiber people is… there is no selling… only door prizes and teaching. So it’s like this awesome free event where you and your wallet can enjoy the day without guilt.

Can you believe that more than 3,000 knitters show up every year for this event. I hope that my PR performance does not kill this.

If you know anything about how to get onto T.V. / Radio /  or into the local paper in the Boston, Worcester, Providence, Hartford, New Hampshire, North Hampton, areas please feel free to post a comment or drop me a note by email. 2skiens-at-itsapurlman-dot-com

If you have neeto stories you would like to share about knitting or crocheting (and crocheting is super hot right now, Hansel) please feel free to share.

This Labor day weekend is all about me finding an in to some of the media.

Also, I was thinking about doing a piece on college knit groups to try and get college papers involved as well. So if you are a part of a college group and would like to contribute, please let me know about your groups and any other groups you know that might exist.

ok… that’s it… I will go back to being stressed out all on my own… :) THanks for letting me vent.

Flash your knitting bags drawing

I have a little pencil case in which I cary:

  • Many circular needles
  • Spare knitting marker
  • pair of scissors
  • Guage counter
  • tape measure
  • double pointed needles
  • crochet hooks, one large and one small

Sadly, I left my little case at circles two weeks ago, and I have been feeling very naked without it.

This sense of nakedness has reminded me that I need to make a new tool kit to hold all my goodies. One that screams GUIDO and that I would never misplace. One that would somehow be a part of a project bag.

In this vain I would like to invite you to flash your bag to me. In return for helping me gain some inspiration to make a bag for myself(non-floral and all) I will enter you in a drawingfor a copy of Greetings From Knit Cafe (which I reviewed w/ David in episode 12).

Here is how this drawing will work, post a description of what tools and baguage (knitting realted, emotional is optional) you travel with in the comments as well as a a link to a picture of your bag/contianer in all it’s glory. I will then put all the names I recieve into a knitting bag and draw the name of the winner.(offer available where legal…yadda…yadda…yadda…) the winner will be anounced in episode 16.

The future is a sub shop


I am sitting in a subshop waiting for sum food. Instead of knitting as I usually do, I am blogging on my new treo. It’s so cool, but definitly bot the same as being at my computer.

Over the weekend my parent’ through me and my pumkin an engagement party. It was a wonderful party with 60 or so people, half of which have not seen me in over a decade. I was honored by there company and someone even got me a ball of acrylic.(like I said, they hadn’t seen me in years.

that’s it for now… next week I will have a great show setup…

An open letter to my knitting needles

Dearest Addison,

 I have missed you a great deal this week. Since I have been trapped in my office all day and night we have not had a chance to commune. Dreaded work, PR, and my engagement party are only continue to seperate us.

I have had some thoughts of how what to do with you upon our reunion and I would love to tell you about it. You see, I have met this woman, and am totally crushing on her. Her name is Elizabeth and she promises to teach me about knitting in a 12 session knitting class on DVD.

How I adore her sensabilities. She has written many books and I have been loving her words so, and to now be able to hear direction through the power of DVD is amazing. She is incredible with the needle, but I wish she would slow down some times. (thank god for the return to chapter button.

So until next we meet,

Happy Knitting

(Not that you would find someone else to knit with… I am a jealus knitter and will not have it..)

Need I say More

You Are The Fool
You are a fascinating person who is way beyond the concerns of this world.
Young at heart, you are blissfully unaware of any dangers ahead.
You are a true wanderer – it has be difficult finding your place in this world.
Full of confidence, you are likely to take a leap of faith.

Your fortune:

You are about to embark on a new phase in your life.
This may mean changing locations, jobs, friends, or love status.
You are open about what the future will bring, and free of worry.
You have made your peace with fate, and you’re ready to start down your new path.

travel 2 w/ pictures

So I went to D.C. and visted with my family and friends. My little cousins both recieved hand made gifts, and they both loved them so much. Making it awesome… I also went to the new native american museum, which I highly recommend.

I have pictures… Hooray..

OK, to start with… cute kids who like my FOs

Skate Kid

Skate Kids


Ahh… He’s trapped in yarn

Free at Last

See how happy he is with the hat I made for him…
eventually it was for him

Sew in love with that purse

She sew loves that Purse I made her

friends who put up with me

Look I have friends who put up with me


This boat is almost large enough to hold all my stash

The Heavens

What a lobby

Stitch DC 1

Stitch DC

Stiich DC 2

Stitch DC



I have some lovely pictures of FOs being worn by adorrable kinds. I have pictures of a new museum in D.C. I even have pictures of a knitting store in D.C.

But no, I can’t seem to get them to upload.That would be too much to ask for.

Oh well… I will talk to my hosting company about what gives and I will try again tommorrow.

QUICKY UPDATE (Because everyone likes a quicky)
Summer Scarf II
Overgrown Baby Hat
Baby Suprise
My first hat, for me
Purple Monkey

Still keeping score?