Wednesday, June 17, 2009

kitty: Ysolda's book signing at WonderKnits

Ysolda's Book Signing at WonderKnits

Ok... This may sound really corny, but here goes..."Dreams Really Do Come True." In the blog world there are bloggers that you always hope that you will have the honor to meet, Ysolda has always been one of those bloggers for me. Tonight I had the honor to meet her at WonderKnits on her Whimsical Little Knits US Book Tour.

I have always been a huge fan of her designs and thoroughly enjoyed reading when ever she posted on her blog. Though I haven't made a lot of her patterns the ones I have made have always turned out well and have been really easy to understand and follow.

A Special Thanks to Libby and all the people who were involved in the Book Signing. It was to amazingly cool! THANK YOU

Signing the copies that I bought. See the full set of photos
Other fans who came to the book signing.
Libby taking a break
Thank you again...

Friday, May 22, 2009

kitty: 4th Saturday SNB Meeting at Wonder Knit

Reminder from: downtowncolumbusknitting Yahoo! Group

4th Saturday SNB Meeting - Wonderknit
Saturday May 23, 2009 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
(This event repeats every month on the fourth Saturday.)

Location: Wonderknit
Street: 3165 N High St
City State Zip: Columbus OH
Phone: 614-261-YARN

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

kitty: 2009 a few of the cool summer classes in Columbus, OH

Wonder Knits -

The dates and plans for the ones at Wonder Knits are still being worked out, but I talked to Libby about them yesterday.

Stefanie Japel - will be teaching two workshops at Wonderknit in June: Fitting your Knits and Textured Circle Shrug




Ysolda Teague - will be dropping by to hang out and sign copies of her book, Whimsical Little Knits.

Temptations -

MaggiKnits Trunk & Style Show

Saturday, June 6
1:00 – 5:00 pm
Maggie will be here for a meet ‘n greet and book signing. More than 30 gorgeous MaggiKnits garments will be on display and modeled by Temptations’ staff and customers. Stop by and bring a friend!

Workshop: Oh No!! Not Another Scarf!
Sunday, June 7 - Noon – 5 pm
Maggie teaches her own unique techniques and tricks to take your knitting skills beyond the mundane. You will create the most unusual scarf, purse, table runner, pillow or wallhanging. This is a rare opportunity to learn from an international master designer and knitter. You will have lots of fun, too.

Workshop: More Unique Techniques for Garments for Kids from 1 to 91!
Monday, June 8 - 4:30 – 8:30 pm
Maggie teaches more unique techniques to use in garments for kids of all ages. Her designs make a statement and look great on all body types. You will feel so special wearing your creations.

Each workshop is $105 and includes your Maggi Yarn supplies. Or, take both workshops for only $180, including supplies! Call Temptations 614/734-0618

Information from there newsletter

Knitter's Mercantile

Monday, May 18, 2009

kitty: Getting the word out about local WWKip events

WWKiP Day 2009 Dates:

June13th & 14th &
June 20th & 21st
World Knit in Public Day

Want to print out flyers to pass out to your friends?? WWKiP Press Page

***Information below was taken from the WWKip Website & I added as much info that I could find through Google about the locations.

I know it is a bit early, but no time like the present to mark your calendar for local Ohio events. There are not many events yet here in Ohio, but I wanted to at least start to get the words out. I will updated the list as it gets closer.

Feel Free to drop me an email if you are a local event!! e-mail

Local Events:

Powell, OH
Hosted by: Doreen Grener
Location: A Tangled Tale, 50 S. Liberty St. Get Directions
Website: A Tangled Tale
Time: 10:00 AM
Date: June 13, 2009

How to get there: We will be in and around A Tangled Tale at 50 S. Liberty St. Powell, OH.

Please bring: water, a chair, umbrellas, snacks, etc.

The backup plan is: We will be inside.

Delaware, OH
Hosted by: Tammy Wallace
Location: Beehive Bookstore, Sandusky Street Get Directions
Website: Beehive Bookstore
Time: Noon - 3pm
Date: June 13, 2009

How to get there: Beehive Bookstore is located at 25 N. Sandusky Street!

Please bring: The Beehive has seating available inside and outside on the sidewalk in nice weather. They have a coffee bar with soft drinks and water, as well as some snack type items available.

The backup plan is: No backup plan!

Near By Locations:

Dayton, Ohio
Hosted by: Valerie Quinn
Location: 2nd Street Market
Time: 9am-2pm
Date: June 13, 2009

How to get there: World Wide Knit & Crochet in Public Day for the Dayton Area will be Saturday, June 13, 2009, 9 am - 2pm, at Five Rivers MetroParks…2nd Street Market. This FREE event is open to the public and all yarn and fiber enthusiasts: knitters, crocheters, felters, needlepointers, weavers, etc. There is no cost to participate and no RSVP is necessary. We will be inside 2nd Street Market at the east end of the building, next to the area where local musicians play…and just a few steps to some of the great food and beverages offered at the market. No selling is allowed. So mark your calendars now! Questions? Contact me at Val Quinn

Please bring: All you need to bring is a chair and your yarn/fiber projects.

The backup plan is: None...this is inside, so rain is not a factor

Coshocton, Ohio
Hosted by: Bobbie Smith
Location: The Gazebo at Courthouse Square
Time: 9am-5pm
Date: June 13, 2009

How to get there: The Gazebo at Courthouse Square is located in downtown Coshocton at the corner Fourth & Main Streets.

Please bring: Please bring whatever you need to spend time KIP (water, food or snacks, etc.). Since there's limited seating, please bring a chair. And don't forget your knitting! Free restrooms will be available.

The backup plan is: No back up plan. We'll meet rain or shine.


Newton Falls, Ohio
Hosted by: Chrissy Braun, Youth Services Librarian, Newton Falls Public Library
Location: Newton Falls High School- 907 Milton Blvd. Newton Falls, Ohio 44444 Get Directions
Website: Newton Falls Public Library
Time: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Date: June 13, 2009

How to get there: The High School is on St. Rt. 534. We will be near the track, under a tent. We are knitting in public as part of the Lordstown-Newton Falls Relay for life. The KIP will be hosted by members of the Newton Falls Public Library Knit and Stitch Club.

Please bring: Bring a chair and your knitting, and sit with us as long as you like. Anyone who would like, can make a small donation to the relay for life and knit a few rows to be integrated into a blanket we are knitting for charity. This is not required to knit with us. Several other relay teams will be selling food and water in the area.

The backup plan is: There is no back-up plan.



Tuesday, April 21, 2009

kitty: Pints & Purls Books Signing Columbus, OH at Wonder Knits

Soap in the Boobs - Everyone needs a "Goody Bar" of soap

So if you were in Columbus thursday night you really missed our on a fun night at WonderKnits. Karida & Libby had there second book signing at Libby's very cute store.

Here are some of the highlights and you can see the rest over on my flickr account.

Grandma Ruth (Libby's adorable Grandmother) and Karida admiring Olga's beautiful handy work!
I just loved this photo of Karida as she modeled her new scarf knit out of Mia's hand spun goodies.
Winelips herself
The cupcakes really were that good!!
Everyone needs a sweater for there wine and beer bottle.

kitty: book signing at WonderKnit! April 9, 2009 for Pints & Purls

Hey... If you missed the first Book Signing in DC on April fourth you can catch the 2nd one here in Columbus.

When: THIS THURSDAY, April 9, 6-9 PM
Where: WonderKnit!
Who: Karida Collins & Libby Bruce

3165 N. High Street
Columbus, Ohio 43202
Phone: (614) 261-YARN

And if you haven't had a chance yet to check out Libby's adorable store, this is a perfect chance.

Check out the first booksigning photos: Karida's Flickr Photos - AvaRuth's photos

kitty: Happy KIP Day - events in Columbus Ohio - updated

HAPPY WORLD WIDE KNIT IN PUBLIC DAY!!!!!!!!! - Thanks MG... She sent me the link to remind me that saturday is the day!

Events listed for Columbus on the Site

On the way to this mornings KIP where Knitters Connection was last year, I spotted this parked outside the over pass. Somehow the Midwest Haunting Festival and Knitters Connection seemed like an odd group to be together in the same venue.

United States, Ohio, Columbus
Hosted by: Knitters Mercantile
Location: Convention Center
Time: 10:00 AM
Date: June 14, 2008

How to get there:
Convention Center in downtown Columbus. North end, upstairs outside the ballroom

Libby (Wonder Knit) and Karida (Neighborhood Fibers)
Merchant Room Bad picture of the KIP Merchant Room

United States, Ohio, Columbus
Hosted by: April
Location: Easton Town Center - Fountains
Time: 3:00 pm
Date: June 14, 2008

Please bring:
Bring your knitting, or even crochet if you don't know how to knit, any yarn you want to swap, patterns you want to swap, and of course yourself :)

The backup plan is:
Barnes N Noble downstairs in the cafe`.