Ann and Kay with Elizabeth, fastest purler in the West and owner of Knit Knot Studio
Kay and Ann
blew into town for a day, and I was able to monopolize their afternoon! I feel very fortunate, because you know they are quite FAMOUS nowadays. They even made an appearance
on a local morning show, AM Northwest.
First we picked up some cupcakes at the Sugar Cube
, a very cute little food cart in downtown Portland.
We then hit a Vietnamese restaurant for lunch, because Ann requested “noodles.” She didn’t care which country they came from, but we thought Italian might make us too sleepy. Isn’t that the most beautiful cup of coffee? I love Vietnamese coffee. This didn’t have an excessive amount of sweetened condensed milk in it, so it wasn’t overwhelmingly sweet (yes, yes, how would I even KNOW if something were too sweet, right?).
Properly satiated, we moved up the street to Knit Knot Studio
, a great little yarn shop where Kay and Ann were instantly recognized by the customers and owner. Check out the edge on the scarf in the photo–a very cool i-cord edging! The owner, Elizabeth, knits very, very quickly and her purling technique is super speedy. I call it the Polish Purl because she is originally from Poland, and she mentioned that everyone in her country purls that way. I need to get back down there to learn the technique!
Finally, we had MORE coffee with the Chicken
at Caffe Umbria
. The three of them knit while I ate the contraband cupcakes.
I wasn’t able to make it to the Powell’s reading, but I am certain it went beautifully. By now I imagine everyone has their new book: Mason-Dixon Knitting Outside the Lines