Thursday, December 6, 2007

Almost famous

I wrote an article for the winter issue of Knitty, and it just came out! Check it out. And if you're linking here from the article, welcome.

9 comments:

tybearwat said...

I enjoyed your Knitty article. What a lovely experience. Happy travels.

Ina said...

Nice article! You should definitely travel to Tallin next, and also to the Estonian island of Muhu for some out-of-this-world knitting. Make sure to visit the small museum at Koguva village. :-)

TutleyMutley said...

Yeah, I linked from Knitty - Excellent article - I could identify with everything you were talking about - being a lone woman knitting traveller on occasion - hail fellow well met!

Now, off to google 'Tallin'...

Sarah said...

I linked from Redhead skydiver. What great places to travel...

sewnya said...

I am a fellow earth scientist, and am planning to go to Turkey for christmas/new year's. It was great to find your article, and if you're interested in sharing any travel tips for turkey I would of course love to learn more about your experiences there. I'm looking forward to knitting on the bus...

Gracie said...

I loved living in Turkey - and your article in Knitty brought back so much to me. Traveling by bus was such an experience and I'm sorry I didn't do more of it. I know what you mean about the gorgeous Turkish knitting. I have some socks I bought from women selling by the roadside; they're beyond anything I'll ever accomplish (being realistic here). Congratulations on the article!

Ranger Susie said...

I just wanted to say I really enjoyed your article. What a fantastic experience! Happy traveling.

Melinda said...

I really enjoyed reading the article - one of those beautiful knitting moments! Thanks.

faerwear said...

i had a very similar occurrence in the mountains of oaxaca, mexico (tho it was with a crochet hook, lol). walking along a small mountain path one day two indigenous women coming the other direction tried to stop and sell me crocheted handicrafts from the handspun wool they produce.

instead i whipped out a crochet hook and with only a few words of a second language (spanish) between us, we sat on the side of the path and hooked it up. they were SO FAST at it!

later on, after much pantomime, i figured out which tiny town the yarn came from and made my way to the top of another mountain where i bought it almost straight off the wheel from a tiny little Mazatec woman in full regalia. unbelievable. now that i can speak Spanish i hope i can return!