Thursday, September 27, 2007

Stitches is coming!

Baltimore, you're home to me!

Baltimore Inner Harbor

Stitches East 2007-October 11-14th

Rosie's Booth #430-432

We are beginning to gear up for our annual excursion to the Stitches East Convention, being held this year at the Baltimore Convention Center.

If you are coming down for the day, make it a Friday to see Kaffe Fassett in our booth starting at 10:30. He'll be signing his new book, "Kaffe Knits Again." If you are down on Saturday Veronik Avery will be signing her new book, Knitting Classic Style, at 2pm.

Stay for a while and maybe take a class of two with your favorite designers! Download the class schedule here. It's going to be a fun and busy weekend, we can't wait to see you!

Some things to do (non-knitting, you know, to appease the kids and spouses) in Baltimore:

Come on down for the day, explore the Inner Harbor, send the kids to the Aquarium and shop til you drop! Or, stay for the weekend, whack some crabs and maybe explore the seedier side of B'more with my personal favorite, the John Water's walking tour, or pretend that Baltimore really has gotten to be a nice place by spending the day at the Art Museum, where you can see mediocre art by great artists. I personally recommend the American Visionary Art Musuem if you are looking to be cultured, Baltimore style. Or traipse over to the Enoch Pratt Library which is very pretty. "Baltimore, the City that Reads" was actually a slogan the mayor developed to put on benches throughout the city in the late 90's. More often people were passed out drunk on the benches. As a teenager we always wanted to graffiti them to say "Baltimore, the City that Drinks". But there you can check out a copy of The Tale-Tell Heart and go sit on Edgar Allen Poe's headstone.

I love Baltimore, can you tell?


Patricia said...

As a tried and true BaltMoron I can do one better. When we had the tagline "the city that reads," some local person changed the tagline to "the city that breeds" when our teen pregnancy rate was high.

Wendy said...

I used to work near the Walters at the old Greyhound bus station ... someone there had painted "The City that Bleeds" on one of the benches shortly after an armed robbery..."