Friday, February 12, 2010

Big New Tour Dates!

Hi Knitters,
I need to get my remaining tour dates up and out there because they are quickly approaching. Before I dive into that I have to tell you a funny story. Yesterday I was picking up my daughter after school. I pulled up behind another minivan on the side of the street to wait for her. I was looking down and knitting but when I glanced up the mom parked in front of me had rolled down her window and was simply holding her knitting (the Watermelon Hat) out of her open window so I could see it. I laughed, nodded and gave her a thumb's up. I don't know why but I found that whole thing so amusing. No words were spoken just a quick showing of her hat on the needles out the car window and all was understood. Our kids got in their respective vans and we drove off. That silent exchange spoke volumes to me...

Amy, you made my day!

The photos in the post today are of the Matryoshka Dolls or Russian Nesting Dolls from Itty-Bitty Toys.

Okay, to the business at hand! I am heading out on tour once again for a few final dates for Itty-Bitty Toys. I am speaking, teaching, greeting and meeting and signing books starting again in March.
Here are the dates and places I will be over the next month or so:

Dayton, Ohio!
EVENT DATE: Thursday, March 4, 2010
LOCATION: Books & Co. (the original store) at 350 E. Stroop Road, Dayton, Ohio 45429
SPECIFICS: Author talk about ITTY-BITTY TOYS and trunk show; Q&A; casual “meet and greet” and book signing.
EVENT/BOOKSIGNING DATE: Thursday, March 4, 2010
LOCATION: Books & Co. (the new store) at 4453 Walnut Street, Dayton, OH 45440
SPECIFICS: Trunk show with a casual “meet & greet” book signing.

Chicago, Illinois!
EVENT/BOOKSIGNING DATE: Friday, March 5, 2010
LOCATION: nina: a well-knit shop, 1655 West Division Street, Chicago, Illinois 60622
SPECIFICS: This will be a casual “meet & greet” book signing and trunk show.

Milwaukee, Wisconsin!
Greater Milwaukee Knitters Guild
Tuesday, March 9th @ 7PM
Itty-Bitty author talk and trunk show sharing and a casual meet and greet/book signing.

Philadelphia, PA!
EVENT/BOOKSIGNING DATE: Thursday, March 11, 2010
LOCATION: Loop, 1914 South Street, Philadelphia PA 19146
SPECIFICS: The format is being discussed right now to accommodate as many knitters as possible and I'll clarify asap!

New York, NY!
EVENT/BOOKSIGNING DATE: Saturday, March 13th 2010
LOCATION: Knitty City, 208 West 79th St., New York, NY 10024
SPECIFICS: This will be a casual “meet & greet” book signing.
I am so excited about these upcoming events. I will post these on my sidebar as well for future reference. I will dig up the links at that time, too.

Hope to see and meet as many of you as possible. My wonderful sister is coming with me to Philadelphia and NYC so that will make things extra terrific. If you are planning on coming to any of these events please feel free to drop me a comment or email to let me know if you'd like. I've already heard from lots of people who are going to try and make it. Thank you ahead of time!! It is also nice to let the shops or book stores know you are attending but it isn't necessary at all. All of these events are very casual and drop-in or open-house style gatherings.

Have a great weekend. The Knitting Olympics or Ravelympics are starting tonight and I am joining in for the first time. I am on the Itty-Bitty Knits team. I'll tell you more about that later. If you are participating, I wish you good luck.
best, susie


Becky said...

I am so excited you are coming to Philly. Can't wait to see you at Loop!

shinergirl said...

When are you coming do Dallas, or did I already miss you?

I love non-speaking conversations, they are the best and always make me giggle.

I read on one of the ravelry posts where you said you wish your last name was Pickle. My great-aunt married a Pickle and her two daughters were Kay Pickle and Nancy Pickle. Everyone just called their dad Pickle, I honestly have no idea what his first name was since my family only ever referred to him as Pickle. I giggle everytime I think of my great-aunt Pauline Pickle, and my cousins Kay Pickle & Nancy Pickle. Granted, their mother re-married, and they have been married for years, but still, it's kinda funny and cute.

Have a great Friday!

greenbean said...

i wish you would come to Denver CO:)

have a great tour!

Lucy said...

You're such a busy lady!

Everytime I see Ohio, I can't help but think of Warren Buffett - I know it's not relevant...

j-a said...


chichomeschooler said...

Hi Susan, Are you coming to Asheville, NC anytime?

Sara in WI said...

Will I fit in your suitcase? I'll pay the extra baggage costs!

peaknits said...

I have been to Nina in Chicago - it is lovely! Enjoy your tour!

Teresa said...

So glad to see Books & Co / Dayton, OH on your schedule! Will be there for sure!

Teresa said...

So glad to see you are coming to Books and Company / Dayton, OH!

I'll definitely be there!

Alison said...

Where is D.C. on this list? I think Fibre Space in Alexandria would love to have you!

Anonymous said...

sigh.... i don't see TORONTO ONTARIO on your tour! :)
well, one can always hope! :)

Anonymous said...

oops! forgot to add my name....
christine m. east of toronto! :)
ps: i sent lucinda-madhungry a note to let her know you are coming to NYC. i'm still rooting for you to meet MARTHA! :)

SewSweetStitches said...

I live in Dayton!!! I love Books &Co! Will definitely see you there!

Kelly said...

Hi Susan,

I'll be at Nina's shop in Chicago--can't wait! Looking forward to meeting you and seeing all the Itty Bitty toys in person!

KnitsbyKelly on Ravelry

HenriettaNeighbors said...

I would like to use the pattern of the two girls with their hair braided together. However,I hook rugs and believe this would make a great pattern to hook for my expected twin great granddaughters.

This will be a one-of-a-kind framed rug and I was wondering if there was any king of a copyright fee for it's use.

Thanks for your help.

Jane Schmitt