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Dateline Chattanooga

Coming to you courtesy of the wireless connection here at the hotel…

The weekend was a hubub of activity in preparation for being on the road. This week I’m in Chattanooga, I’ll be back in Chicago for one day, then off to Kansas City for the weekend for a wedding, then back down South for 2 weeks. whew! I’m tired just thinking about it.

First thing Saturday morning I went out to the backyard & cut all my remaining tulips so that I could enjoy them inside for the weekend. All of these blooms were closed when I picked them – it was fun to see them open throughout the weekend. Â

My quarterly crop club was already scheduled to meet at my house on Saturday morning so we had a fun time working on our albums.

While running errands on Saturday I picked up several crafty items that will be used in the coming weeks. First up, Mason-Dixon Knitting and some Sugar’n Cream cotton to make the Ballband Dishcloth(s). While at Homegoods (you never know what you’ll find) I happened upon Alterknits at a great price as well as a Stitch-It Kit from Sublime Stitching that was also at a nice price. On the reading front I picked up Yarn Harlot: The Secret Life of a Knitter and had to make sure I wasn’t laughing out loud while reading on the puddle jumper flight last night – most likely I’ll be finished with the book before the turning out the lights tonight.

Even though I’m only down here for 3 evenings (really only 2 because it was 11 by the time I checked in last night) I have a couple of small projects in the suitcase. One quick project is a green square for the Papa’s Quilt project being coordinated by Jamie. If you have a moment, go check out this latest “knitters in action” opportunity.


  1. Your week certainly sounds very tiring to say the least – I hope you’re having a good time though and that everything works out the way you expect it!
    I love your tulips, their colors are so amazing, they sure must have been such a joy in your home!

  2. Wow, your next few weeks sound exhausting! The tulips are gorgeous – ours haven’t opened yet – too cold and rainy I think. The Mason Dixon Book is great, I haven’t been this excited about a Knitting book in quite a while 🙂 I hope you have a safe trip (s) 🙂

  3. I am glad you are stocked up on the books and the yarn to keep you going with all of this traveling! 🙂 I have the Stitch-It Kit and really want to try one of the designs soon… I keep saying that! Looking forward to your washcloths too – I have the cotton and the book too, so I need to make some!

    Safe travels, Amy!!

  4. The tulips are gorgeous. I hope the flying thing is going well for you. I can’t wait to see your MD washrags. They are so addicting!!!

  5. I didn’t know Homegoods carries knitting books – very cool! Are there any locations in the city? The Harlot’s new book is great!

  6. I still haven’t planted my bulbs from that trip – am I out of luck?! They’re in my fridge…

  7. Lovely Tulips! Your going to be one busy girl this next week!
    Sounds like you picked up some great books too, can’t wait to see those dishcloths! : D

  8. I’m so jealous of your tulips! It’s too hot for them in Texas.

    Mason-Dixon is one of the best knitting books I’ve read in awhile. There are so many projects I’m dying to try.

  9. That sounds like an exhausting schedule! Hope you have fun traveling.

    Your tulips look great and I love that still life photo.

    I haven’t even looked at the Mason-Dixon book yet. I think I’m afraid to.

  10. Sounds like you had fun in Kansas City. I grew up in Blue Springs, over on the other side of the MO border–so your reports of barbeque are making me hungry!

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