Friday, March 23, 2007

Strawberry Fields

"REPRESENT", Stephanie ordered us to do and represent we did:

The book and author:

A couple of Knitting Divas (Stephanie and Mason-Dixon Kay):

The sock-in:

A sign of the times from woolybuns

Knitters and their creations:

Debbie, showing us her Charlotte's Web:

DeDe wore her fair isle skirt

Elaine and her Aran sweater

Three knitters wearing their colorful koigu scarves

Two knitters--two clapotis

One Guido the Purl Man with his Charlie Brown hat

The Yarn Harlot wondering if she's too sexy for the bench

It was quite a day! Over the next couple of days, I'll be posting more photos of both the sock-in at Strawberry Fields and the book launch at FIT.


rho said...

Super photos -- thanks -- looks like it was lots of fun!!

arrgghhhh -- at some point I will get this word verification right I swear

Jane said...

Thanks for the report! Love your photos.

And how come I just found out you have a blog?

Guido from Boston said...

WHOOT!!! What a fun event... You got a lot of great photos from it. I love the Harlot on the bench photo... It looks like she is checking the area to make sure no one is watching before she takes a bite from her yarn cake.

Caroline in NH said...

Awesome pictures! I'll be surfing all day looking for more, for those of us who couldn't make it. Thanks for taking the time to snap pics and put them up!

Now, what pattern did Elaine use for that gorgeous Aran sweater? I think I need to go cable something.

Lucinda said...

Terrific photos! There was no way I was going to be able to make it to NYC yesterday, due to St. Louis's own local guild workshops going on, but it is so much fun to see Stephanie's visit through the eyes of everyone else who was there.

sonja said...

Oh, Mary. Great pictures. It is *almost* like I was there. I know it was a FUN day and I look forward to even more pictures. Glad the Green Sock made it.

Suburbaknitsta said...

awesome pics... def. forgot my camera a little too often... :)

naomi dagen bloom said...

thanks for posting link at UWS yahoo group. enjoyed vicarious visit with stephanie--a somewhat larger event than her last one at knitty city? -naomi, who still talks about the "old days" of UWS

Kay said...

Diva reporting in here.

I'm too sexy for my dishrag. xox Kay

The DeDe said...

ooohhhh! Thank you so much for including me in your representing photos! What is even greater is that my husband, would so have been "guido the purl man" in the background... My husband played Charlie Bown in the musical "You're a Good Man Charlie Brown"... needless to say he's never quite outgrown that comparison...
My husband called us the "Upper West Side Yarn Harlot Groupies" I think we are too "cool" to be groupies:-) At least Elaine would agree!
I hope to see those beautiful green socks all finished next week!

Anonymous said...

Mary, i so missed not being there and as Naomi said i too remember the orignal days of the UWS!! yup i was there with the original 5 i think.. JEn you out there :-) ? well now i'm in Phoenix Arizona and started my own SNB thursday nites.. and sometimes monday nites.. and any other nite of the week i feel like it.. hee..hee.. and i trie to join the many other ones.. i too love Eileen's sweater and wow her hair threw me a little bit too.. i almost didn't recognize her .. she looks fantastic.. this style suits her much better! Karola

Elaine said...

Thanks for the nice pix, Mary! We all had a really great time.

Caroline, thanks for your kind words. The original pattern is Janet Szabo's for the Follow The Leader Aran Knitalong (F.L.A.K.). Check her website for more info --

Dede, we are *totally* too cool to be groupies.

And Karola, it's a joy not to be a slave to hair color anymore!

somebunnysloveDOTcom said...

Thanks for including me and my CTH Clapotis! NYC was a blast, wasn't it? Please check out the Flickr group I created "Knitters Representing in NYC (and Everywhere Else)" when you can. And feel free to add photos or discussions because we want everyone's stories!
Bunny hugs,
(The Today Show enabler)

Debbie said...

Thanks Mary for including my photo with the Charlotte's web shawl. It was great to meet with you and other NYC knitters. Now, I'm back home in Cleveland and dreaming about all I saw at School Products and Purl!

It was all a blast!