No, really – I haven’t fallen off the face of the earth. Just busy working and studying and well, working and studying. To say nothing of a whirlwind social schedule that has left me breathless! Saturday it was off to visit Lorette, The Knitting Doctor. What a gracious host and hostess John and Lorette were! I was wined, dined and entertained in style. On Sunday we picked up Kris and headed off for a Seattle yarn crawl. We only hit two shops – the Weaving Works and Acorn Street Yarn Shop, but our heads were spinning with all of the fibery goodness. Kris and I did not leave empty handed:


Come to think of it, neither did Lorette. Just let it be said that we left the yarn economy of Seattle in good shape. After a dynamite lunch at Cedars, we were off to Acorn Street and then to Bothell for the Yarn Harlot’s book signing. Stephanie was an absolute riot and had the whole audience in tears with laughter. We stood in line almost an hour to talk with her, but Lorette and Kris made it seem much shorter:


Sadly, I am the only one without groupies. Both Kris and Lorette had knitters come up and recognize them from their blogs. Or maybe I just don’t attract knit stalkers. Yeah, that’s it! We finally reached the head of the line and Stephanie was as gracious as ever. I think by that time I’d be telling people to hurry up and move along!


They actually closed the store around us but wisely decided to let the knitters stay on to avoid a full blown riot. I left early this morning to avoid the worst of the Labor Day traffic. I pulled off the highway in Mt. Vernon (about 45 minutes from home) because I was starving and decided I needed reinforcements and a potty stop. As I pulled into a parking lot, I heard a beep behind me, and who should it be but my very bestest friend, Jan. What a serendipity. We had a lovely lunch together and a nice break in the three hour trip home. I’m now home relaxing and convincing myself that statistics will NOT be on the agenda tonight. Thanks Lorette for a lovely weekend, and Kris, it was wonderful meeting you. Maybe next time I’ll get to see Anna Grace too!

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  1. You need to put more photos of yourself on your blog – then your fans will be able to pick you out of all the other knitters on the streets. Sounds like a fabulous day!

  2. I’m jealous! I did have some knitterly fun, though, checking out a new yarn shop in Vancouver. I demonstrated extreme willpower and bought nothing. You met my knitting friend Marsha when you were at my place in B’Ham. She lives blocks from the Acorn Street and Weaving Works. Lucky her.

  3. Hi Dorothy – I’m so sorry I missed talking with you yesterday at Stephanie’s book signing! I did look for you. . . what a crowd! We encountered a fellow afterward who thought Steph was a stand-up-comic. He was quite surprised when she spoke so much about knitting. I’m so glad I went again this year. Best wishes with your studies!
    Yvonne 🙂
    p.s. Let me know when you’re able to head up to Bellingham. (Our Knit Night at NWHandspunYarns is Tuesdays, 5:30 – 8 p.m. if you’re available.)

  4. Well, not a stalker or a groupie, but I saw you and recognized you at the Harlot on Sunday. You were getting in line for the book signing. I didn’t see Kris or Lorette. I was in a hurry to get home so didn’t take the time to say hi. Sorry I didn’t. All the way home I was chuckling that I actually saw somebody I “knew”. I enjoy your blog (I’m a lurker up until now)and admire the beautiful lace you produce.

  5. Hi Dorothy. I’m Dorothy, too! I read the Yarn Harlot’s blog and saw a link to your blog in her entry yesterday. I am not a knitter, but I crochet and quilt. I have tried to learn knitting, but I’m too impatient to get good at it. I hate being slow at anything! Maybe one day I’ll conquer knitting, but not in the near future! I am certainly an admirer of other people’s knitting, though, yours included. I read just a few of your entries, and went all the way back to the beginning of your blog just so I could see how long you’ve been doing this.

    I read enough to know you’re someone I might like to know a little better, so if you don’d mind, I might become a regular (or semi-regular) reader of your blog. I’ve added you to my favorites list and will post a comment from time to time.

    I live in South Carolina but am a Pittsburgher (PA) from birth. I don’t have a blog currently (well, an active one, anyway) but I do have lots of pictures posted at Here’s a link to them if you care to look:


    I loved how you wrote, back in April or May of 2004, that “people think I’m patient, but quite the contrary!” I feel the same way about myself! When I tell folks that I am a quilter, they almost always say “Oh I wish I had the patience for that!” I always reply that I am not a patient person, but I love to do it, and that’s why I do it. Patience has nothing to do with it.

    Okay enough bending your ear (or eyes) for now. Take care!

    Dorothy M.

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