Remember my recent post about customizing sneakers? I ordered sneakers featuring the Portland airport’s #pdxcarpet for DH’s birthday. They arrived last week, and he was thrilled.
The airport is replacing its 30 year old carpet this year. This has prompted an outpouring of love for the old carpet, which means home for lots of travelers. I know, Keep Portland Weird. We went to the airport to take a picture of DH’s new shoes on the matching carpet. A cameraman was kneeling on the floor taking video, so DH put his foot in front of the lens. Camera guy looks up, and says, “You’re kidding.” Nope, not kidding at all…
I thought it was a local news station, but it turns out that NBC Nightly News sent Harry Smith to do a story on the carpet. We were interviewed for the story that ran on Friday, January 23. Here’s the story:
Only in Portland Would the Airport’s Carpet Reach Cult Status
I took some screenshots from the story:
It was very fun. DH says it was the Best. Birthday. Ever. He blogged it, too. Not bad for the right shoes in the right place at the right time!
It’s Lorajean’s birthday, and she’s having an Open Studio day on Sunday, December 7, from 2 to 5 p.m. to celebrate. Here’s the scoop:
Join us to celebrate Lorajean’s birthday with a sale!!! We’ll have local designers with patterns to inspire, buttons from Buttonhole! Buttons to help you find the perfect button to tie it all together, and bags from A Needle Runs Through It! Birthday cake will be sliced and ready to greet you!
I’ll be there as one of the aforementioned designers, with samples in lovely Knitted Wit yarns, including two of my newest, the Big Leaf Scarf
and the Super Cabled Christmas Stocking
both in Knitted Wit Cotton Candy super bulky 100% merino wool.
Come by and say hi, and happy birthday!
It’s the anniversary of my 29th birthday. Again! To celebrate, I’m having a pattern sale. 29% off all patterns that are available from ME in my Ravelry pattern store. Because today, it’s all about me. Heck, it’s all about me, all weekend! This sale is good through Sunday, September 7, Pacific Daylight Time. Use the coupon code BIRTHDAY to get your discount.
The only pattern you don’t want to use this code for is the ZigZag Lightning Cowls; they are still celebrating their launch with the code ZIGZAG through September 9, which gets you a slightly bigger discount.
What else is going on? It’s the first week of our Snowy Woods KAL.
It’s such an addictive knit that yarndiva1 is already binding off. Binding off the longest version! I’m not that far yet; here’s a progress picture from Wednesday. I was downtown, and found a very cooperative model.
snowy woods cowl, on otter
It’s not too late to join the Snowy Woods KAL. We are having fun discussing this in my Ravelry group. Come on over!
Happy birthday to me! I’m spending the day dreaming with stitch dictionaries and playing with yarn.
Oooh, look, a new one! Kazekobo’s Favorite Patterns. Not a lot of new ones in here, but beautifully presented.
I’m having a birthday pattern sale. Use the coupon code BIRTHDAY and you’ll receive 29% off any of my patterns on Ravelry, no limit. Am I 29? And then some! Sale is through Sunday, September 8, because I’ll be celebrating all weekend…
Happy birthday to Marie! She’s having a birthday party over at PermissionToUnwind, and I’m helping her celebrate. Go on over there and wish her a happy birthday!
I’m fashionably late. I was up late last night baking for the party. We’re having Butterscotch Shortbread (recipe here).
And we’re also having Butterscotch Brownies. This is completely Carrie’s fault, because I saw these on her blog the other day, and I knew I had to make them.
And what’s a party without a present? I’m giving away this Wrap and Roll dpn needle case from Lantern Moon. It’s gorgeous silk.
It has silk taffeta pockets inside for your skinny dpns. You could also put bigger ones in there, but you’d have to spread them out over 2 pockets.
If you’d like to be in the drawing for the needle case, please say so in your comment. If you just want to comment, do that, too! I’ll close the drawing at midnight between Saturday and Sunday (Valentine’s Day!). I’m a big believer in birthday *week*, not just a day.
Happy birthday, Marie!