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