release me

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well, here we are in portland, OR; it’s 4 am and sock knitting master class by your friend and mine—ann budd. ann asked me to contribute to this book when we first met at sock summit two years ago and we have since become very friendly colleagues (in fact, she’s my roommate here—shhh, she’s still […]


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ok, i’ve held out long enough—even i can’t stand it any more. and since i’ll be jet lagged all day, i just gotta do the chocolate post. difficult as it is to recount such pain and trauma, i think it’s important for me to spill the beans on what we’ve been through the last few […]

next stop—antwerp

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after spending most of thursday eating and drinking (more on that tomorrow), we all got up early on friday and packed ourselves off to the train station, bound for antwerp, home of fashion’s avant garde and the modeMuseum, where the in this entry on wikipedia. after lunch we shopped the streets leading to and from […]

feeling bloomy

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oh boy, did we ever have a great time exploring brussels. and we packed in a lotta walking, eating, and looking in three days, let me tell you—enough for several posts worth of flavors, flora, and photos (i had over 700 pictures when i finally looked, yikes). we got there wednesday at noon, so we […]