Friday, September 24, 2010

Quickie

I am typing this from the airport in San Francisco, waiting for the plane to Eureka for the Northcoast Knittery events. I whispered a fond goodbye to Seattle half-asleep, from the back of a taxi; but I'm not finished with it yet.

At present, with boarding imminent, I'll confine myself to a single image, caught at random on the street downtown during one of my free days.

Seattle

I had more random sightings of this kind in Seattle than I've ever had anywhere else, which may help to explain why I felt so at home.

More soon.

33 comments:

Gail (nosenabook) said...

Awesome.

Evalyn said...

So you are saying that more dogs press their noses against the pavement in Seattle than any other city? Interesting.

JelliDonut said...

I miss Seattle too. My daughter was born there. Was hoping she would chose UW for school but alas...

Coo! My word verification is lacemake.

Slip, Knit... Meditate said...

But why is she sitting there and not on a chair...I wonder....and is she waiting for someone to put on that sweater she is just finishing?

Tracey said...

I too can understand the feeling of "home" in Seattle. I moved to the area a month ago and it just feels good. We'd love to have you move here .. I think you'd make an excellent addition to our knitting groups. ;)

Susanne said...

Makes me want to move to Seattle.

moiraeknittoo said...

I wasn't able to get over to see you at one of the events, but y'all come back soon!

Alwen said...

That's awesome.

Jen said...

Those of us in the Puget Sound must knit. Yarn and microbrews -- the only way to get through 300 days of cloud cover without killing someone :)

chellebelle said...

You would see the same thing all over here in the Portland, Or area too.. Enough rain, clouds, wind to keep you happy with knitting.. Of course I'm still working on my winter cardigans,socks,etc in the summer.. but I'm a fanatic...

akabini said...

Dude...
This place is LOUSY with knitters.
Plus some of the best yarn stores in the Universe.
More than enough reason to move here. Just sayin'.
(And you can leave your snow shovel at home!)

Gina said...

I live sixty miles from Seattle and had to drive in for a meeting a few weeks ago. When I arrived, I mentioned to the woman (a stranger) in the seat next to me that I was a bit frazzled from the traffic and she offered to lend me her knitting for a few minutes. I love this town!

Gina said...

Oh, and in answer to Slip, Knit's question. She is probably sitting there because the sun was out. If the sun is shining we go out and sit in it!

Janet said...

That is such a great photo. And as you say, not surprising in Seattle. It's a great place. Come back soon.

Lynn in Tucson said...

Say hello to the North Coast for me! It's been years.

... said...

We miss you already. Hurry back now!

Jody said...

what a great image - it makes one calmer just seeing it!

Seanna Lea said...

I don't know why I don't go outside and knit more often in Boston. Scenes like these make me want to take my needles out and go to the park.

Suzanne said...

That pic captures it. Here in MT it is a sunny day and you just can't beat knitting in the sun with your dog right there. Nearly heaven.

Sandy said...

I agree with Gina! I live in Oregon, and when the sun is out, we appreciate it and go outside! You see knitters everywhere. I went to the coast a few weeks ago and I was just knitting a simple scarf...you'd be surprised how many people just stopped and chatted about knitting/fiber!

Laurie in Mpls said...

What a great picture! Sweet, sweet puppy, and a happy knitter in the sun. Ahhhhhhh. I've only been to the Seattle area twice, both briefly, and I'd love to explore it more. Knowing that it has the best yarn shops in the Universe just makes me want that more.

Oh, and I mostly had to post because my verification word is "wicardi". I'm guessing that's the booze of choice at cheap pagan gatherings. *ducks thrown items*

Anonymous said...

I hope the knitter you photographed contacts you. She'd probably be tickled pink to be one of your subjects, and anxious to have a copy of the picture.

AgTigress said...

Brilliant photograph! :)

poodletail said...

Cool. I'm planning a move from Minneapolis (where I've lived my entire life) to Seattle and this makes me feel more sure than ever it's the right decision.

Kenny said...

That's an Awesome picture Frankie!

Tomme said...

Knitting and a dog - what could be better! (PS - I'm keeping an eye on the shop, hoping for a 2010 knitting ornament. Is there one in the works?)

Johanna Draper said...

It's a pitbull!

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