portland, here I come

Thanks for all your kind comments regarding the peppermint candy sweater. I decided to be brave and tried it on this morning. I made monkey arms, but other than that, the body seems to fit okay. I am impatient so I ordered a zipper from zipperstop, and it will be delivered to my parents’ address in Portland. I have to mention how much I love zipperstop. They are so helpful there! I asked about getting the zipper shortened then told him I needed a zipper that is 16.25″ long. Long pause. He said, “Can’t you make a 16″ zipper work? It’s only a tooth or two difference.” I could tell he was trying not to laugh. Yeah, this is what happens when I try to be precise and detail oriented!
Anyway, Portland should be fun, even though the reason I am going is to “spend time” with (hello, euphemism for BABYSIT) my father. I am still planning some fun excursions, though. Action Hero Melissa and I might even venture out to Woodland Woolworks! And, I will continue to blog, so there’s just no getting rid of me! Mwahahahaha!

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12 Responses to portland, here I come

  1. larissa says:

    So glad you’ll be in town! Maybe I can meet you while you’re here, if you have time on your hands. And I too love your peppermint sweater, great job.

  2. Morgan says:

    Have a great trip!

  3. Lisa says:

    Thanks for sharing the instructions for the lined bag(s). I have made a couple myself, but not as nicely as yours. I will make my next one as you have and see how well I do.
    Also, your peppermint sweater is adorable, and I do hope it fits you perfectly. It really is nice, and I imagine it will look very cute on you.
    Have fun in Portland…and make some good memories with your dad!

  4. Meg says:

    Bon voyage! I’m really glad you’re going to keep blogging in Portland!!! Yay!
    Does your Dad know he’s being babysat? ;->

  5. Gabrielle says:

    I’m so jealous. Have a great time in PDX! If you’re near SE Hawthorne, say hi to Imelda’s Shoes for me (I spend a fortune there everytime i go up) and be sure to have a bento next door!

  6. Silvia says:

    Yeah peppermint sweater wins! Just fold those cuffs back and call it a fashion detail. Non sequiter type question: what was the name of the paint line/shop? Moore? I know…I know…

  7. greta says:

    Zipperstop is awesome…what color did you end up choosing? Somehow I picture you handpainting the individual teeth to match the swirly…oh wait, that’s something probably only I would do….travelling mercies for your trip!

  8. claudia says:

    Great sweater, Mariko. I really want a Mariko-model shot once you sew in the zipper.

  9. Lizzi says:

    I do like the sweater very much. And–if you’re ever up MI way, which I realize is unlikely–you should bring your bead box over to my house and play with me! I’ve been futzing around with seed beads for around ten years now, I taught myself all sorts of different stitches to make stuff. Beads are so much fun.

  10. Chelee says:

    I love that you wanted a 16.25″ zipper. Sounds like something I’d order.(-: Have fun in Portland

  11. Sharlyn says:

    Have fun in Portland. I lov ethe striped sweater and you did a great job at getting the stripes to match. How the heck did you do that?

  12. Jen L says:

    Hey! Ain’t nothin wrong with Monkey Arms! The sweater looks great… Did you post somewhere about what the yarn is? I love it!

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