Friday, March 13, 2009

Comments for Sally & Caddy Melville.

I have been a little "comment-starved" lately. I know ya'll are reading the blog, and I know Blogger makes commenting a bit of a pain...but I know you aren't shy!

So then I had a fun idea to get those comments flowin'. Loops has been getting some nice press on the upcoming visit of Sally Melville and her daughter, Caddy (March 19-20, call or email the store for details if you're not signed up). We had this article in the Tulsa World, and then this story just came out in Urban Tulsa Weekly. And rumor has it that one of the local TV stations will be covering the event, as well.

That's a lot of warm fuzzies for Sally & Caddy...but wouldn't it be cool if we could load up this blog entry with personal comments for Sally about her books, her classes, or just our general adoration for her designs?!!! Chances are, you've made an Einstein Coat or one of the many designs from her much-loved books like "The Knit Stitch." Comment on it! Or just welcome Sally & Caddy to town, maybe give them a tip on what to do here. Anything goes!

Next Thursday, we'll pick a lucky commenter who will receive a copy of the Melville's new book, "Mother-Daughter Knits," along with a $25 gift card.

Ladies and gentlemen, start your commenting engines!

- Shelley
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Blogger luckybinks said...

My first garment was the Einstein Coat. I learned so much from knitting it, and wore it proudly 5 or 6 times until I learned a VERY painful lesson about knitting: 100% wool yarn felts when you wash it. Now I'm working on a Silk Garden version, and will handle with care!

March 13, 2009 at 3:03 PM  
Blogger Gina said...

I have made three Einstein Coats...two for me and one for a friend! I have all the books and have found them to be very helpful and informative. I can't wait to see the newest addition to the collection.

March 14, 2009 at 6:41 AM  
Blogger QuilterPattiO said...

Sally, I had been knitting but had only completed scarfs so didn't think of myself as a Knitter.. With your books I have gone to complete many more projects and feel I can now call my self a Knitter. I have learned so much from you. Thanks, PattiO

March 14, 2009 at 6:48 AM  
Blogger tea4too0 said...

Just a note to say, "Welcome to Tulsa". Hope you have time to enjoy some of the town.

March 14, 2009 at 7:13 AM  
Blogger angtoyou said...

Welcome to the great city of Tulsa! I have only been knitting for about a year now and just graduated from scarfs and afghans to a sweater about a month ago. It is going slow but I can honestly say, I like how it looks. I just was given one of your books as a present from friend and I can't wait to start on one of the many projects I see in my future from you!!!! Thanks so much for what you have given the knitters of the world.

March 14, 2009 at 8:42 AM  
Blogger Donna said...

OH MY GOSH! I have two daughters and I love to knit for them. Of course, I want them to go GA GA over what I make for them. But alas, I am a mother and I do have a different vision. I am so excited about this new book. (help at last)
I have Sally's other books and they are like bibles to me. Last year I took two of Sally's classes and I have never learned so much in one sitting! THANKS SALLY

March 14, 2009 at 11:27 AM  
Blogger stashmuffin said...

I wish I lived closer to attend the event. I love your book series! Even though I have been knitting, and courageously knitting, for a long time, your explanations and color commentary really opened my eyes.
Have a blast in Tulsa! Maybe I'll get to see you in Toronto some day...

March 15, 2009 at 6:14 PM  
Blogger anniejs said...

I am excited about the book as I am a proud parent to two little girls, ages 4 and 1. My 4 year old has been asking for a sweater and in a palm to the forehead type moment last week, I realized that the Einstein Coat would be perfect for a growing girl!

And what not to miss in Tulsa.....

Breakfast at the Wild Fork, lunch at Queenie's and drinks at the Vintage 1740 Wine bar, gawking at the Golden Driller, a concert at Cain's Ballroom, cruising down Riverside, tours of Gilcrease and Philbrook museums, beads and funky trinkets at the Bead Merchant, and, of course, fondling the yarn at Loops (but that is a given!).

March 15, 2009 at 6:14 PM  
Blogger mel said...

Jealous (10,000)! Any chance of a visit to Australia??? I'll show you my Einstein Coat...

March 15, 2009 at 9:48 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

The Einstein coat is on my list of sweaters to make - what a great pattern.

As a mother of 2, what to do in Tulsa? The Gilcrease and Philbrook, breakfast at Brookside By Day, lunch at Ted's Esconito's in Broken Arrow and steak at Mahogany's. Ask for the oscar sauce!

March 16, 2009 at 5:55 AM  
Blogger ann I am said...

You KNOW your books are fab-U-lous and that we have all learned so much so easily that we don't even remember learning it. . . what you may NOT know is what to do in Tulsa (besides sign books and teach workshops).

I recommend "renting" a free pink bike at the RiverParks. Pick out a bike, slide your credit card in the thingy and unleash your inner 10-year old. When you are finished riding, return the bike and there is no harm done to your credit card.

Welcome to Tulsa again!!!
(whooo hooooo--I'm second in line for the signing)

March 16, 2009 at 11:10 AM  
Blogger Dana said...

My family loves your books. My mother taught my two sisters and me to knit when we were very young, but we never got “hooked” and became more interested in sewing. A couple of years ago, my step-daughter mentioned that she really wanted to learn to knit, so my mother gave her some knitting needles, but she didn’t live close enough to get her started. Then, my step-daughter had a baby, and the whole family was amazed at all these beautiful dresses and coats my sister, who lives in North Carolina, had knit for the baby. We were hooked before we ever picked it up again. The next time my mom came to visit, she taught my step-daughter and my sister here in Tulsa and I to knit, again. We couldn’t learn fast enough. That’s when my sister in NC told us we had to buy “The Knit Book.” She said it would give us all the basics we needed and the confidence to get going. We all have both your Knit and Pearl books. We’re buying your new books for ourselves, of course, but also for our mother, who has taught us so much. Thanks Sally.

March 16, 2009 at 7:46 PM  
Blogger Jenny said...

My daughters and I are brand-new knitters and can't wait to check out this book. Have a wonderful stay in Tulsa!

March 16, 2009 at 9:54 PM  
Blogger Marilyn said...

Welcome mom and daughter. My mom gave me the love of knitting for which I will be eternally grateful. Would love to own your book.

March 17, 2009 at 3:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OK - my fav book is The Knitting Experience Book Color. I just love all the different ways to knit with color. It is a keeper!


March 18, 2009 at 6:02 AM  
Blogger Annie said...

Thank you for creating such beautiful, informative books! I've recently added a few to my library and have used them quite a few times thus far! Oh, and enjoy Tulsa and Loops! It's definitely a wonderful place to be!

March 19, 2009 at 3:54 AM  
Anonymous stephanie said...

Welcome to Tulsa! It's a beautiful time of year. I hope you both enjoy your visit!

March 19, 2009 at 7:53 PM  

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