October 13, 2008
Radio silence again, sorry about that. I actually did mean to be blogging at SOAR, but I couldn't connect to the internet there. Everyone (almost) around me could, and my laptop rudely refused to make an effort, and there's no arguing with technology. There were times that it seemed like it was a blessing, since the class schedule (and social schedule) of the retreat moves at breakneck speed. I leaned all sorts of new things, I bought a very few lovely items, I enjoyed the company of seldom seen friends, and when it was all over, Rachel H, Denny and I drove back to Canada in time for my Thanksgiving dinner with my family, one load of laundry, five hours of sleep, one cup of coffee (that I'm drinking now) and I'm off again. Cab to the airport in 10 minutes. You can click here for my schedule for the rest of the week, and I'll blog later from somewhere else.
(PS. Have you seen my brown shoes?..... I could have sworn I put them by the door...)
Posted by Stephanie at October 13, 2008 5:46 AM
Best of luck Stephanie, go for it. No sorry I haven't seen your brown shoes, where do you remember last having them?
All sounds like good fun, wish I could be there. We look forward to hearing all about it later. Meanwhile I will go spin some wool so I don't feel so jealous...
Have a great trip! I enjoy your blog!
"Happy Turkey Day to everyone!" I say from Oxford as I take a break from putting together all the fixin's for my English friends. I wonder how many times I'll have to explain the difference between American and Canadian Thanksgiving this year...
Happy Thanksgiving Steph. Today's OED word of the day "cornucopia, n." is for you guys!
Happy Thanksgiving, happy traveling and I'm (selfishly) looking forward to seeing you at Rhinebeck. I hope you were able to spend some time spinning and relaxing at SOAR.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours! (and all our friends to the north!) Sometimes the lack of technology is a blessing. Have a safe and wonderful trip.
I hope you found your shoes! I look forward to seeing you in Boston, and then at Rhinebeck!
Happy thanksgiving, Stephanie... am grateful this year for joys like your blog. Fruitful travels...
Happy Thanksgiving to you, too! I hope you have fun on your tour, as all of your guests will I know. When you find your brown shoes, will see if my navy ones are there? Maybe they went for a drink together...
Happy Thankgiving. Happy travels.
honey, you sound like you could use some time for yourself! (and i say that advisedly, having just got in from a week in new england and preparing for another week away)
enjoy boston, where i just returned from, and should you find yourself with some time on your hands (like i did) the gorgeous drive along the mohawk trail in massachusetts not only has some of the most beautiful fall color along stoney spring beds i've ever seen, it resulted in a delightful stop in shelburne falls (i think i have that right) to visit metaphor yarns, which was an unusual store because it had lots of locally raised and dyed yarns.
just a thought in case you can steal away a few hours for yourself :) happy thanksgiving.
I have your shoes, they're in Houston, Texas. Come and get 'em kiddo... ;)
At least you got to be with your family on Thanksgiving.
Happy Thanksgiving! Safe travels. I can't imagine that you imagined this much travel when you became a writer!
(Did you check in the closet for you brown shoes? Mine always end up there, or under the bed.)
Happy Canadian Thanksgiving to you! Did you look for your shoes under your bed? Or maybe they're in the kitchen under the stove or in the dining room under the table?
Have a wonderful trip. :-)
Happy Thanksgiving and safe travels! Shake down your girls for your brown shoes. Over the weekend I found my 11 year old son wearing my hiking books (which are uni-sex but still!)
Check under the bed. Happy Thanksgiving!
Happy Thanksgiving! I hope your shoes turn up. :)
hope you didn't forget to vote in the advanced polls...
Maybe Joe hid your shoes so you couldn't leave. That's a family phrase around here when someone needs to slow down and take a little break: "I'm hiding your shoes; now you've *gotta* stay put."
Wish I could see you in Kansas City tonight, but it's not meant to be. I'll be sending good thoughts from Lawrence Ks (not far away).
The first thing I thought was,"Huh?" Then I remembered that Thanksgiving in Canada is in OCTOBER. Man, I come from a Canadian family, but I still don't remember these things!
And I can't wait to see you at Rhinebeck!
Happy Thanksgiving! I'm glad you got to have it. My family does dinner on the Sunday too. Boy did I have a good sleep last night. I hope you got to take some leftovers with you for the flight.
Don't let any human turkeys get you down on your travels, either ;)
*That's* where those brown shoes came from. My goodness, when a body travels as much as you do, you do tend to mess up the space-time-shoe continuum.
Happy Thanksgiving! Hope to see you at Rhinebeck.
This weeks schedule looks grueling. Have fun!
Happy Thanksgiving Stephanie! Now find those shoes and hurry to get to Jacksonville. See you Thursday! :~)
Happy Thanksgiving! I'm an American with a good friend visiting from Canada this weekend...so we'll be celebrating Thanksgiving tonight!! :)
Yikes, Harlot dear! That is one gruesome schedule!
Much as we knitters all enjoy you en blog and in person, it's a darn good thing you have a big yarnie Rhinebeck reward at the end! Nothing like a LOT of beautiful yarn to perk up a girl!
Denny probably left your brown shoes in our hotel room along with the 800 other things she forgot!
Good luck with all yer madness. See you at the next place. With the thing. About some stuff.
You do get about a bit don't you?
One city everyday. Does it allow for a breath before you jet off? Doesn't appear to. So how many pairs of socks will you be making? One? Two? I am amazed at how much knitting (finished projects) projects you get done. The girls at the shop think I am fast, but you seem to knit at light speed.
Remember to take your vitamins--something I hear my husband say when I am off teaching and not at home. You were great here in Seattle and I am certian the "greatness" will continue.
Happy Thanksgiving, to you, your family, and all our Canadian neighbors.
Hope to see you at Rhinebeck!
I get to see you tonight and I am seriously excited!!
Happy Thanksgiving! And I hope your travels go well this week! =)
Y'know, I'm looking for my brown shoes too. Wonder what it is about the brown ones....Hope your trip goes well and that your family is thankful!
Happy Thanksgiving. I can't wait to see you in Kansas City tonight!
Happy Thanksgiving to you. Safe Travels.
P.s. Obama's latest tv commercial features a yarn ball. It ran last night and I almost fell off the couch. They call it a string, but hey looks like yarn to me. How cool is that?
Here's hoping your travels are smooth & safe today! I'm on my way to Kansas City later today as well, to see you tonight. (& hopefully not bring you any weather issues this time. The rain seems to like meeting up with me when I travel.)
Happy Thanksgiving. I'm sorry I won't be able to see you
in Cambridge on Wed. Your book arrived on Friday, and I've
been savoring it - reading it slowly. Love your blog and books.
(burp) They were delicious.
Also, happy Thanksgiving! I hope you got to eat something better than shoes.
I was supposed to be at a School District meeting in Wichita today. I wanted to be at YOUR event. The worst part was that I got horribly lost on my way to the District meeting and finally gave up trying to find the place. I feel this entitles me to some free knitting time. I knew I should have said I was going to be in Kansas City today.
Good luck with your schedule!
ummmmm its not thanksgiving yet. i think???
My goodness, I don't know how you survive on that schedule. I really enjoyed seeing you at Third Place last week - my favorite part was the chocolate comma. :-)
It's Thanksgiving in Canada. Happy Thanksgiving to you, Steph. And I saw your brown shoes heading to Judith McCuin's class and muttering about wanting silk stockings.
Rhinebeck is a breath away! Happy Thanksgiving, and hope to see you in NY.
Take care of yourself! That breakneck speed traveling can be tough on your immune system. Maybe some extra C and TLC are in order.
Why schedule so many things around your Thanksgiving? I bet it was all us....stupid Americans....not respecting other people's holidays!
Have a great week!
And knit something just for you!
Happy Thanksgiving to you too! Now I have to run home and make turkey for my husband - and drown it in ketchup!
Whenever I can't find my shoes I look under the kitchen chairs and in the bathroom. I don't know how they end up in those places, but that's where they are.
Happy Thanksgiving! For us it's Columbus Day today, which is generally agreed to be a stupid holiday, but it's nice to get the day off!
I've only just found your blog, and am really enjoying reading it. In fact I've been in fits of laughter over some of the old entries. Happy thankgiving, and look forward to reading more soon. Dawn999.
PS the shoe fairies have obviously stolen your brown shoes, how eles could they have gone missing??
Remember to breathe during this breakneck tour.
Happy Thanksgiving, Canada!
Hope the family saves you some turkey for your return and you can have Thanksgiving all over again. Happy trails to you. Can hardly wait to see pics of Soar and Rhinbeck thank you for taking your precious time to post.
Happy Thanksgiving, and I'm glad you got to just go enjoy real time with friends; I think the laptop was secretly on your side there.
Sometimes not having the technology work is a sign that you are just supposed to enjoy what you are doing at that moment. No photos, no posts, just hanging with good people and playing with good yarns.
Happy Thanksgiving! As for the shoes, try under the pile of jackets that's also dumped by the front door (oh, wait, that's me).
Happy Thanksgiving Stephanie -- and travel safely! As for the shoes, have you checked your children's closets yet? Maybe they hid them to keep you there . . .
Have fun in KC! I grew up in Lawrence, which is not too far away, and I'd be there to see you if I was still in the neighborhood. Go visit Lawrence if you have any free time (ha!)--it's a lovely place. Yarn Barn is downtown, too, or was the last time I was home. ;)
Any BC Dates???? No wait...What I really mean is Vancouver Island dates??? NOT Vancouver!!! Cant afford $200 to go to Vanc for the day! after all that wool I bought!
*** HAPPY CANADIAN THANKSGIVING TO US ALL***
Happy Thanksgiving, Stephanie! What is the difference between Canadian and American thanksgivings?
In the immortal words of Steven Wright (google him and prepare to laugh), they're behind the couch.
If they're not, call information and ask them. They might not know, but it would be funny anyway.
I am totally singing the "Tonight" song from West Side Story today. Except that you're not "my love". I have to think up new words. But in the mean time, I'm still singing it. I get to see you tonight, and hear you talk, and breathe the same air as you. At what point does this become awkward? Oh, now? Ok.
Hope you get a chuckle out of this... I passed you on the stairs at SOAR said hello and continued on thinking you looked awfully familiar. I was wearing your "represent" T-shirt. Sigh... still tired and spacy from SOAR. Don't know how you keep up your pace. Good luck.
Happy-Happy T-day, glad you got to be home with your family for the feast!
Hope you find your shoes...My yellow Lab "puppy" took off with one of mine this morning, still haven't found it.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and family too!
Hope you have your camera. The airports seem to be prime area for leadership Kinnearing right now.
Happy Thanksgiving! Yesterday found me in Budapest, attempting to make Pavlova (New Zealand's national dessert, don't let anyone tell you it comes from Australia) to take along to Thanksgiving dinner with a bunch of Canadians, Americans, New Zealanders, Hungarians, Spanish and various others! My first Canadian Thanksgiving and it was awesome (the pavlova less so thanks to the Hungarian oven with two settings - hotter and hottest)
Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours:)Hope you find your shoes and Iam trying to find my embroidery floss.I knitted leaves for a special dishcloth to give to my best friend to remember our trip to San Francisco will be posting about it after I finish it:)Hugs Darcy
Happy Thanksgiving, Harlot & Canadian brethren! And sistren!
Rhinebeck... need to know. Who among you from the Toronto area has made this journey before? How long is the drive? Is it worth it to just go for one day? Every year I dream of going... but just don't know enough about the logistics.
Your brown shoes are with my daughter's rainboots. When you find them all, please let me know :)
Are they by the couch? By your spinning wheel? In the dining room? In the kitchen? In the bedroom? In the bathroom? On the porch? In your suitcase? On someone else's feet?
My goodness, you are one busy lady! Hope you had a great Thanksgiving, and safe journeys. Note to Joe and the girls: Be good to mama when she gets home. After this week, she'll deserve lots of pampering.
Did you check the fridge for your shoes? Have a great time, I look forward to hearing about SOAR.
When will you be in Salt Lake City again? I really enjoy hearing about your adventures.
...and as for your shoes.. have you checked your daughters' feet? :)
Actually, I thought I saw your shoes upstairs.
I don't know how you do it. Honestly. My goal is to finish folding a pile of laundry and get to the grocery store before kids come home from school.
Got to the grocery store.
Too. Tired. To. Knit. sigh.
Sorry to hear about your lack of connecting ability. It really sucks when that happens.
Hope you had a great thanksgiving!!
Shoes? No, I'm not too good with finding shoes. Now any missing slippers will be hiding under your dining table.
If you have the opportunity, go to Mike's Pastry on Hanover St in the North End in Boston. I guarantee you will not be disappointed. It is a spectacular Italian bakery. I recommend a strawberry lobster tail (sort of like a cream puff, filled with custard and strawberry preserves) and a cappuchino. On this my word is gospel. You don't get to be as fat as I without making your way through a few bakeries!
I probably think about Mike's wistfully at least once a day. It may be the best pastry in the U.S.
If you can't make it to Mike's, try Herrell's Ice Cream -- right across the street from Harvard. I liked the malted vanilla ice cream with mushed-in toffee bits more than I should!
I spent about 20 minutes in Newberry Yarns -- amall, but cute. Alas, there was one other, high-mainenance customer there and Inever was offered any assistance, so I had to leave. But I managed to do my part for the economy at Kitchen Arts, just down the street!
We loved Boston. Can you tell?
I bet your brown shoes are with my left sneaker. I haven't been able to find it since I moved. I think it jumped out of the car while were were driving through a cornfield in Indiana or something.
Happy Turkey Day!
you know my daughters black dance shoes are missing too, I bet it's the same ppl that take the socks out of the dryer!
We celebrated Canadian Thanksgiving in Canada again this year - but no big dinner for us, just crepes in Old Montréal and Timbits for the drive home. :)
It was fantastic listening to your talk in KC and getting to meet you tonight. I hope the rest of your tour greets you with better weather!
Check with your husband/daughters to see if they "helped" you by moving them to another place in the house.
Check your feet. Looking forward to Rhinebeck.
PS - you don't need brown shoes for that schedule. You need rocket boots.
They're behind the door on the right!
Loved your talk in Kansas City last night. I especially appreciate the new insights such as the connection between my learning to knit, and my new found fondness for vodka & cranberry juice.
Hey Harlot- Look! I got published!
(I maybe even am getting a little check for it...my first "paid" article!) Just had to tell you!
I am SUCH a dork.
Happy belated Thanksgiving! And safe and happy travels to you. :-)
You remembered to vote, right? They should have a voting station at the airports for all Canadians everywhere, just in case!
Sounds like you had fun! Although, sadly, no, I haven't seen your brown shoes. Did you check under the bed or in the closet? Or possibly with any of the girls?
Do you happen to know when you're going to be signing at Rhinebeck, so I can work that into my schedule???
Thank you SO MUCH for coming to Kansas City to speak on your Thanksgiving (I probably would have been really bitter about having to work on our Tofurkey day). I hope you were able to experience Eden Alley, the vegetarian & vegan cafe at the venue (Unity Temple on the Plaza). It was such a pleasure to see you and hear you speak, and finally thank you in person for the excellent advice you gave me 3-1/2 years ago about my wedding dress!
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Wow ! You are a busy woman! I am amazed at all the travelling you do . Especially the will you have to go to FL on Thurs and make it back to enjoy Sat in Rhinebeck. I shall look for you. I actually had you in the palm of my hand two years ago and was not familiar with who you were. What a dummy! Now I must tell you. I am Butterflyknitter - I will identify myself!
This comic has nothing to do with Stephanie's tour but it is knitting -related.
Happy Thanksgiving, Stephanie.
You should get your web guru to hook you up with Twitter, and pop it in your sidebar or something. That way you could send one-sentence micro-blogs from your phone whenever you get the chance, to feed the monster you have created here.
thanks for the books and all that you give us with your great wit and knowledge you make me look normal as i service coffee to people while i am just trying to do one more row