March 31, 2006
All is right with the world.
Honeys! There is NO NEED TO PANIC! The world is not coming to an end. Just because I say I might be bored with knitting socks, please, everything is A-OK. Actually, The Wise One hit the nail on the head. It's not that I'm bored with socks, per se, it's that I honestly can't see me needing to wear any until, oh I don't know, Socktoberfest? And really, one of the things that kept me knitting them so fast was that I couldn't wait to wear them! The natural state, though, of my tootsies is barefoot and if that's possible, we're gong nakid! Besides, why would you want to knit socks when you can be doing this?
It was WONDERFUL! My bare feet on the pedals, a nice breeze, the late afternoon sun on my face and hands. I don't have an IPOD, but I downloaded and burned to a CD the first episode of Cast-On (figured I should start at the beginning.) I've never listened to a podcast before and it was nice!
When Ann was taking me for the tour of her house, I commented that if I were her, I'd be spinning all spring and summer long outside on her expansive deck. HOW RELAXING! Just so nice. She said we should have a great big SPIN-IN in Central Park and all kinds of spinners could come and wouldn't that be fun. Ann gets all the credit for this fabulous idea because really I was just the YEAH! YEAH! YEAH! girl.
SPIN ON SPIN IN SPIN OUT!
Saturday, June 24th, 11AM
(exact location TBD)
Are you in? Bring your wheels! Bring your spindles! Don't know how to spin? Bring your knitting! Want to learn to spin? Come for the FUN! How very cool will this be? TELL ALL YOUR FRIENDS!!!
Please RSVP here, in this post. We'd like to keep track of how many people are interested, just in case it gets huge, and we need to look into permits or something. And anyone who knows the ins and outs of the park, please! HELP!
Once we gauge the interest, more information will come. Thanks so much! YAY FOR SPINNERS AND KNITTERS!
UPDATE! I've applied for a Parks Permit - so we should be all legal and everything and get this! I've been contacted by Spin-Off/Interweave Press! They'll be sending some prizes for the day! HOW GREAT IS THAT! Thanks Amanda and everyone at Spin-Off/Interweave Press!
PS - Feel free to swipe the button AND the idea! Have a SPIN OUT in your neighborhood! How cool would that be - spinners and knitters around the world UNITE. June 24th. Be there or be square.
Posted by Cara at March 31, 2006 09:56 AM
Topics: Spin On Spin In Spin Out
If I was a spinner and lived close I'd come! What a fun idea. Since I know you love art can I tag you for the meme I just posted? This one's an easy one!!
Posted by: Scout at March 31, 2006 10:06 AM
Far out. Far, far out, man. If I had wings... Oh, wait, there's Am*rican A*rlines for that!!
I take it there was some panic about the socks -- I know, I know, I kinda was, too!! My natural state is barefoot, too, but I've not had anything close to BF weather yet. Lucky YOU!
Posted by: Vicki at March 31, 2006 10:36 AM
How fun! Don't know if I can make it up to NYC, but it is a super idea!
I had the same thoughts with the knitting in nature: Cherry Blossom Festival Knit On the National Mall - April 9th 2:00pm in Washington, DC. (thanks for letting me plug!!)
Socktoberfest feels like a million miles away with all of this PS business. I have been knitting socks non-stop too... but mainly because that is something that will always fit me! :)
Have a great weekend, dearie!!
Posted by: Lolly at March 31, 2006 10:38 AM
I'm taking June off...why not. I'll be there!
Posted by: Leanne at March 31, 2006 10:47 AM
I'm mostly barefoot, too. When the weather gets warm I knit socks for my family instead of for me.
The NYC spin in sounds like a blast. It's right after I come back from Utah/Colorado, though, so I don't think I'll be able to make it. Have fun!
Posted by: Carole at March 31, 2006 10:48 AM
I'll have just moved back to CT, so I will try to make it! What fun!
Posted by: Beverly at March 31, 2006 10:49 AM
I'll be there in spirit. Oh wait, I don't spin...I'll be there in spirit anyway. Maybe you can teach me a thing or two.
Bragging about warm weather in March isn't nice, BTW. More clouds, more rain, and more SNOW...it just won't end.
Posted by: margene at March 31, 2006 10:59 AM
I like the whole be there or be square at the end - a nice coutnerpoint to the wheel! you are such a clever girl!
Posted by: ann at March 31, 2006 10:59 AM
Oh how tempting! Plus Jet Blue just started with cheap flights from Portland, ME to NYC. Hmmm, if the money gods can shine on me I just might make it.
Posted by: Kate at March 31, 2006 11:08 AM
Yes! But it's the hubby's b'day the next day, so I'm only 90% sure.
Posted by: valentina at March 31, 2006 11:14 AM
I can make it! I'd lug my wheel anywhere..and Central Park..Cool Beans!
Posted by: delia at March 31, 2006 11:18 AM
You going to SOAR? I am seriously considering it :)
Posted by: pixie at March 31, 2006 11:26 AM
yes!! i want to learn how to spin! hearing ann talk about it at kripalu, and reading your blogs have got me wantin' to spin!!!! count me in.
Posted by: cathy at March 31, 2006 11:47 AM
What a great idea! I'm sure it will be a huge success. You'll have to send us photos at email@example.com!
Posted by: Amanda at March 31, 2006 12:17 PM
I wonder how much a ticket to NY costs! That'll be a lot of fun. And I'm jealous it's nice enough there to spin outside!
Posted by: Stephanie at March 31, 2006 12:36 PM
Oh, I SO want to learn to spin. If I can talk hubby into it, I'll surely be there!
Posted by: Wendi at March 31, 2006 12:44 PM
what!? you can already sit outside with bare feet? lucky, lucky girl.
Posted by: kris at March 31, 2006 01:01 PM
I love the button. :-)
Posted by: Cordelia at March 31, 2006 01:34 PM
You'll need a permit for more than 20 people. Email me and I can give you more details. I'm sure that the rest of your readers don't care about the details but I work for Parks so I got 'em.
Posted by: Shana at March 31, 2006 01:47 PM
I'll be there. It's a perfect pre-celebration for my B-day! I'll bring my drop spindle but hopefully I can get some time in on somebody's wheel so I can finally convince myself to buy one.
Posted by: Nancy at March 31, 2006 02:26 PM
OMG, Cara, you do blow a mighty wind -- first it's Jaywalker mania all over the universe and now you utter "spin in" and prizes are falling from the sky. ; )
Crap, I was only going to READ a few blogs so I wouldn't be caught NOT working on taxes... I've been good, really I have. I'm going back now...
Posted by: Vicki at March 31, 2006 04:31 PM
How can I not come?
Posted by: rock chick at March 31, 2006 05:01 PM
Great idea. I just may have to make the trip down from Boston for this.
Posted by: Kat at March 31, 2006 06:53 PM
waaaah! I want to come! Myabe I can talk some local spinners into doing this around here!
Posted by: sheree at March 31, 2006 08:11 PM
OK I'll be there with my little spindle (and my knitting). xox Kay
Posted by: Kay at March 31, 2006 08:27 PM
If only...but not with a big presentation on the 28th. Maybe if we set one up in Philly.
Posted by: naomi at March 31, 2006 09:36 PM
I was thinking about making a trip to NYC in June. Possibly, I'll be able to be there on that date.
Posted by: Angelia at March 31, 2006 10:05 PM
Ooh! Me! Pick me! I wanna play too!
Posted by: Ashley at April 1, 2006 08:12 AM
You know Cara, this could turn out to be another "Jaywalker Phenomenon". Get ready because it sounds like many will fly in for this extravaganza.
Posted by: Carol at April 1, 2006 09:14 AM
Hi, Cara. I am here via the lovely Snow and the lovely Ann. I am a knitter, not a spinner, but I live right across the East River from Central Park, and I would love to join all y'all. This is a fabulous and exciting thing you're doing here. :)
Posted by: Bakerina at April 2, 2006 09:10 PM
Totally worth the drive up from Philly. Unless life intevenes in some unanticipated way, I'm in. What a great idea!
Posted by: Rachel at April 3, 2006 09:42 AM
ooh! I've been wanting to take a trip to the city, must come up with plan now!
Posted by: michelle at April 3, 2006 06:48 PM
I'll be there! What a great idea!
Posted by: Heather Brogan at April 5, 2006 03:50 PM
Holy cow...eerrr sheep? I'm absolutely in! I don't know how to spin (yet) but can't wait to learn. I'll be bringing some knitting!
Posted by: rgp at April 6, 2006 02:01 PM
I'm so in for Spin! I'll be there!
Posted by: Marie at April 6, 2006 03:18 PM
I'm there with bells on! I have a spindle, wheel and wool! I learned to spin a long time ago, and want to get back into it!
Posted by: Sahara at April 13, 2006 09:53 PM
ooh!!! I definetely want to come. I have wanted to learn how to spin for a while. I can't wait but I definitely will bring some knitting. Maybe even get a spindle. What would you recomend as a good beginning spindle and wool to spin?
Posted by: Carmelle at April 17, 2006 08:33 PM
A day in the park spinning, what a great idea. Have wheel WILL travel.
Posted by: hatboxrose at April 21, 2006 07:43 PM
I'll do my best to be there. It sounds wonderful. The park is HUGE though. How will we find the right spot?
Posted by: Ivy at April 24, 2006 11:50 AM
RSVPing yes. Are doggies allowed? Thanks much.
Posted by: Dee at April 24, 2006 12:45 PM