Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Pub Crawler

So many fantastic things happened all at once, I haven't had time to show you the Pub Crawler!

Just before Thanksgiving, Debbie Stoller's Son of Stitch 'n Bitch came out. We were in Hood River when we first saw the book, and I didn't get my complimentary copy until last week (after I put one on hold at Borders and then stole one from Sarah and didn't even know it for a solid week--'nother story). This book is really cute, just like all the SnB books, but this one really goes over the top with projects like Deady Bear and Lucha Libre. My design in the book is decidedly tame comparatively--but it made the cover!

It's a sweater for all those who don't want a permanent tattoo. Tattoo your sweater!

The Pub Crawler is knit in Cascade 220 Wool Heathers. Yes, those are the same exact colors as my version of the Overlay Felted Bag in Interweave Crochet, because I luuuvvv the color combo.
I knit two of these sweaters for Debbie. One is on the trunk show for the book, and the other is with Debbie on her book tour. Before that, I made one with some discontinued Katia Scotch. Yep, me and the Pub Crawler are fast friends.
If you want to see Ms. Stoller and some of the samples, here are her tour dates:

11/26 Chicago, IL: 7:30 pm, Barnes and Noble, 1441 West Webster Avenue
11/28 Grand Rapids, MI: 6:30pm, Schuler Books and Music, 2660 28th St
11/29 Milwaukee, WI: 12pm, Loop Yarn Shop, 2963 N. Humbolt Blvd
11/30 Minneapolis, MN: 1pm Needlework Unlimited, 4421 Drew Ave. South
11/30 Minneapolis, MN: 7pm, Barnes and Noble, 3001 White Bear Ave North, Maplewood
12/2 Vancouver, BC: 6pm Urban Yarns, 4421 West 10th Ave
12/4 Seattle, WA: 6:30 pm Sons of Norway, 18891 Front St., Poulsbo WA (hosted by Liberty Bay Books)
12/5 Portland, OR: 7:30pm Powell's Downtown, 1005 W. Burnside
12/7 Sacremento, CA: 12:10pm Stitch 'n Ride car on train to to Emeryville
12/10 San Francisco, CA: 7:30pm Moe's Books, 2476 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley
12/12 Salt Lake City, UT: 7:00pm Barnes and noble, 1104 East 2100 South
12/13 Salt Lake City, UT: Salt Lake City Public Library, 210 East 400 South
& more to come....

Interestingly, Deb is not doing Seattle, as it intimates. Poulsbo is not Seattle. Poulsbo is as much Seattle as Snellville is Atlanta (for all my Georgia homies). So go to Sons of Norway and see! Still, it's too bad she couldn't go to Elliott Bay Books or one of the amazing Seattle yarn shops for her "Seattle" part of the book tour. Don't ask me!
Well, anyway, get the book and knit you some stuff. If you try the Pub Crawler, I'd love to see!
EDIT: Just found out that Debbie is making a surprise visit to Hilltop Yarn in Queen Anne in Seattle Tuesday, Dec 4 at 3:00 P.M. Now that's more like it!


Emmalee said...

Well it deleted my first post. Basically...sorry I didn't call on Saturday. I am getting sick. The book is amazing and everyone has to buy immediatly...that's not a request. Anyway this week sucks I will call you thurs afternoon if that's ok with you. I love you, you are amazing.

Carissa said...

What? She's going to POULSBO instead of Seattle? You're kidding. I mean, I really like the new LYS on front street (I can only guess that's where she'll be...there aren't exactly a lot of options in Poulsbo) but wouldn't there be a better turn out in Seattle? Or Tacoma? Or somewhere not quite so po-dunk?

Carissa said...

Ha! If I would have read your whole post, I would see she will not be at the LYS but at Sons.....Hmm. Need more coffee I think

Knittinreed said...

Love the noodleheads (from the other day) and congrats on the book!!! You are one amazing woman.