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September 26, 2010


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I ordered "The Wolf in the Parlor" from my library. I am downloading the videos to watch. Saw the cat parody - totally bored cat - human silliness.


I feel for you...the TV spot will be fabulous...the knitcamp stuff...well, it just sucks. And I haven't even heard your story yet.

Deb Robson

Lindy, I hope you enjoy the book. I have our librarys copy. I love libraries. That cat sure was tolerant--and the dogs delightfully playful and smart! I dont usually watch these things; no time. Im glad I made an exception for that one.

Beth: the TV segments are a challenge, because theyre really condensed (5.5 minutes) and I need to assume no prior knowledge of what Im talking about, yet I dont want to oversimplify. It took a while to work that out. Knit Camp--much good came out of it. The debris is taking a while to clean up.


Aw I hate the rogue mobius manouevre that knitting sometimes pulls!a

And I too would find the time and expense involved in a plain nail polish manicure rather trying.

Still; I hope it works out OK for you going to do the Knitting Daily TV. I think it's great that you are getting the info out there across all channels.

I've been loving your fibre-photo styling posts and I hope the post UK-KnitCamp stress resolves itself soon.


Deborah Robson

Felix, thanks for the rogue moebius concept. The "rogue" piece made me laugh. Oddly, I would be happier of the full twist actually *produced* a moebius! Then I'd think of something else to do with the results (although with a pattern with definite right and wrong sides, that's a challenge). But the darn full-twist is just a full-twist mess-up, not a half-twist moebius. Silly thing.

You're right. It's getting the info out that has me going to the nail salon (I *use* my nails, and polish/shaping usually doesn't help me do that).

Thanks for letting me know you're enjoying the photo-shoot posts. And . . . well, time will heal all things, even the post-Knit Camp stress. I *do* have very fine memories of many, many folks I met there.


Ooh, I'll check out The Wolf in the Parlor. I just bought a book that sounds like it might have some similar thoughts: Play Together/Stay Together, by Patricia McConnell, whose writing on dogs and training I really enjoy. If you haven't read her work, I bet you would like it! Her personal dogs are working Border Collies and sometimes larger guard dogs - she has a sheep ranch. I'm looking forward to reading that book this week. :)

Regarding Knit Camp - hugs to you.


Manicure? Blimey, that would scare me as much as the new clothes.

Love the OK GO chaps, have you seen their other stuff? The one with the exercise machines?

L.M. Cunningham

That's really unfortunate about UK Knit Camp: I too have heard some of the icky bits.

Libraries are terrific, but I won't take one of their books on a trip with me. Did once, and the book was lifted from my carry-on: had to buy a new one and received a stern warning about such adventures. I tend to stick to magazines or smaller paperbacks, as they're easier to pack and lighter to tote.

(I've got "The Culture of Craft" lined-up for my trip, and I'll snag a New Yorker at the airport each way too.)

"The Wolf in the Parlour" sounds like a good read though: maybe for when I get back. Have you read any of Stanley Coren's books?

Deborah Robson

Mary-Heather, I read Patricia McConnell's articles in The Bark and like (and admire) them a lot. I have one of her books out of the library, but haven't had time to read it.

And Jeni, my daughter and I checked out the OK Go treadmills video--wonderful! The manicure is set for tomorrow morning. Has to be clear polish. The manicurist will be disappointed. That and ironing and gathering locks of wool will probably take care of the day.

I only travel with library books when I am in the middle of something I don't want to put down, Linda. Our library is also not stern. It's co-owned by the city and the community college. I had packed a paperback as well, but removed it at the last minute because I had too much stuff. Then I read all the magazines and needed to buy a book at an airport. . .

YES, I've read some of Stanley Coren! I especially like Why We Love the Dogs We Do. What a fine book. It explains a whole lot.

Diana Troldahl

I hope things smooth out for you soon.
We STILL don't get Knitting Daily on our Cable, if we did, I'd be certain to watch your episodes.

Thank you for the musical doggy goodness :-}

L.M. Cunningham

Stanley had a wonderful show up here for a number of years called "Good Dog" that was just hilarious: friend of mine had a wheaten terrier with a compulsive chewing problem that ended up on it. (And when they divorced, she got the dog....)

And I've found the book at a library branch near me, so am off to pick it up today: it will give me something to read in between my KAL Ravelwealth Games project before I go (at least something that isn't a grant application or show proposal!).

Deborah Robson

I'd love to find "Good Dog" on DVD!

Deborah Robson

Diana, we don't have cable so my access to Knitting Daily TV is limited. I have found some episodes available on the internet; I think the current season is broadcast (season 6, which I taped for, will start airing in January), the season just past is on the web, and then the shows are released on DVD.

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