Saturday, August 2, 2008

In Vogue...and Wisconsin...and Alabama

If you take a look at the current (Fall 2008) issue of Vogue Knitting, you'll find the most high-profile mention of 1,000 Knitters yet. Leigh Witchel, who also happens to be Knitter 0847, did a splendid write-up of the Toronto shoot. Thanks, Leigh! (In the same issue, on the cover no less, you'll find a pair of mittens by Jared Flood that I simply must knit. Must. Oh, what a Jared fan am I.)

Meg 0928The scarf and I are just home from Marshfield, Wisconsin, where I attended the final 2008 session of Meg Swansen's Knitting Camp. On Saturday afternoon, I photographed another dozen knitters–including Meg herself; her son, Cully; and her grandson, Eli all working new rows on the scarf. Several of the most venerable campers also sat, including Ruth Sybers; Joy Slayton; Lois Young (who has never missed a year of camp); and Emily Ocker and her daughter, Medrith Glover. And those who are frequent and/or longtime patrons of Schoolhouse Press may be interested to know that Eleanor and Tami sat, too–so when the series is done, you'll be able to put a face to the voices over the telephone.

And now the final–I can scarcely believe it–public session is on the calendar. Yarn Expressions in Huntsville, Alabama has agreed to bring me out to photograph one last large gathering. Forty spaces are available, and owner/hostess Meg is asking that all participants pre-register. For more information, please visit the Yarn Expressions Web site.

Monday, June 9, 2008

June Is Busting Out All Over

Whew. The Toronto shoot is approaching in a few days, and I've only just posted a recap of the fantastic Austin shoot at The Knitting Nest. If you find yourself in Austin, stop in to meet Stacy and see the little piece of Dolores that we left behind...

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Looking Back - and Forward!

It's a little less than a calendar year since Knitter 0001 cast on the scarf, and already photograph part of the project is nearing its finish.

The most recent shoot took place in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania and set a new one-day record. Visit my blog for the lavishly illustrated recap. There's candy!

Coming up on May 31 (hurrah!) is a trip south to Austin, Texas for a shooting day at The Knitting Nest. To sign up, please contact The Knitting Nest.

And after that, it's off to Toronto to Lettuce Knit, where a public shoot on June 14 will be part of the combined celebration of Yarn Harlot's birthday and Worldwide Knit in Public Day. Advance registration is necessary if you wish to sit; for full details please see this post on Yarn Harlot's blog.

The scarf is long, but it's not finished yet. If you can, please consider adding your stitches. Thanks to all of you who've already done so–without you, there is no project.

Sunday, February 3, 2008

We Break a Record at Threadbear

Michiganders pulled out all the stops and made the January 2008 shoot at Threadbear Fiber Arts Studio a record-breaker. Read the whole story (and see a bunch of the knitters) here.

Calendar of Public Shoots

I decided I need a list of all the past public shoots that have taken place, as well as future shoots that have been confirmed, and so here it is.

Upcoming dates and places will be added as they are confirmed.


October 11: Yarn Expressions [Web site] (Hunstville, AL)
June 14: Lettuce Knit (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
May 31: The Knitting Nest (Austin, TX)
January 26: Threadbear Fiber Studio (Lansing, MI)
March 15: Yellow Dog Knitting [Web site] (Eau Claire, WI)
March 18: Windy City Knitting Guild [Web site] (Chicago, IL)
April 12: Yarnover (Minnetonka, MN), thanks to generous sponsorship by The Yarnery [Web site] of St. Paul, MN
April 19: Woolgathering [Web site] (Kennett Square, PA)
May 31: The Knitting Nest [Web site] (Austin, TX). Advance registration requested.
June 14: Lettuce Knit (Toronto, ON, Canada). Advance registration requested. For details, please visit the Yarn Harlot's blog.


July 11: Arcadia Knitting (Chicago, IL)
August 12: Stitches Midwest Market (Rosemont, IL)
September 7: Loopy Yarns (Chicago, IL)
October 26: My Sister's Knits (Chicago, IL)
October 13: Yarn Con (Chicago, IL)
November 3: Camellia City Stockinettes (Sacramento, CA)
December 22: Purl Diva (Brunswick, ME)

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Purl Diva Memories and Threadbear Plans

The Purl Diva

We progress! During the pre-Christmas shoot at Purl Diva in Brunswick, Maine, Ellen Rodgers (above) became Knitter 0300. The full recount is here.

The next public shoot will take place on Saturday, January 26 at Threadbear Fiber Arts Studio in Lansing, Michigan from 10 am to 5:30 pm. Michiganders: check out the information for knitters and come add your stitches to the scarf!

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Two Terrific Shoots!

Accounts of the public shoots with My Sister's Knits (Chicago) and the Camellia City Stockinettes (Sacramento, California) are over at my main blog.