Thursday, September 03, 2009

Kristin Nicholas at Common Cod Fiber Guild


Big news! I'll be speaking at The Common Cod Fiber Guild in Cambridge, MA next Friday night - September 11th. The "show" starts at 7 p.m. and it is being held at The Stata Center at

MIT!

Now, you are probably wondering why I've got MITin giant letters here. Well, here's what I think - I can't believe that me -- little old knitwear/textile designer and color enthusiast -- will be allowed to speak at such an institution, much less walk in the door! Mind you, I'm not speaking to any of the students (at least not officially). I'm speaking to a fiber guild full of warm and enthusiastic knitters, stitchers, and crocheters - but still, something I could slip onto my resume (don't you think? that is if I ever have to do one of those again!). This just blows me away. I think I may have to name drop all next week while I'm dropping Julia off at school (just kidding!) I usually see MIT in the science pages of the NYTimes, on PBS on some smart, scientifically intense, computer (or whatever else intensely smart people study) special, you know... And now, I'm going there. How cool.

If you want to come to MIT to hear me speak, check out the link here. You can join and hear me speak or you can come for a small fee and think about joining the guild while I am rambling on about color. I'll have lots of samples with me including samples from the new book and my old.

On September 12th, I'm teaching a class for the Common Cod Guild at Windsor Button in Boston from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. We're calling it "Creative Embroidery on Knits." I'm not sure of how you sign up, etc. but if you check out this link, I think you can find some information. It will be 3 hours of fun and stitching so please come if you can!

Hope to see some of you at MIT! (Sorry about that, can't help myself.... MIT, MIT, MIT, wow!) Thanks to the Common Cod Guild for inviting me!


7 comments:

Anonymous said...

You go girl!!

ellen said...

This is fantastic and I really think you should design a bumper sticker: I SPOKE AT MIT. SO THERE!

I wish I weren't so darned far away.
Have fun, I know you will.

ColorJoy LynnH said...

Oh, how cool. I think it's important that we always have some things that will make us sit up and feel great. How cool that MIT can make your pulse race, and how cool that you get to do that!!!

(I'm all for the bumper sticker idea.)

I felt the same way last month at Sock Summit. I had dinner with Deb Robson, Priscilla Gibson-Roberts, Nelda Davis and Anna Zilboorg; and spent hours photographing and analyzing the Turkish socks I brought along with me (Anna left early, the rest of us were at it until 11:30pm).

For a knitter such as me, who has collected authentic Turkish socks and written patterns/articles inspired by that collection... who teaches Turkish sock structure? To meet with the 2 who have written in books about such things, and quieter folk who know plenty but haven't published on the topic?

It felt surreal to me and I drank in every second. I think I'll be on a mild happy-buzz from it for a long while.

So I say... drink in every happy thought about MIT, do your talk and have a blast. Just enjoy every minute.

And yes, definitely a bumper sticker. (Or more...)

LynnH in Lansing, MI

ColorJoy LynnH said...

Oh, how cool. I think it's important that we always have some things that will make us sit up and feel great. How cool that MIT can make your pulse race, and how cool that you get to do that!!!

(I'm all for the bumper sticker idea.)

I felt the same way last month at Sock Summit. I had dinner with Deb Robson, Priscilla Gibson-Roberts, Nelda Davis and Anna Zilboorg; and spent hours photographing and analyzing the Turkish socks I brought along with me (Anna left early, the rest of us were at it until 11:30pm).

For a knitter such as me, who has collected authentic Turkish socks and written patterns/articles inspired by that collection... who teaches Turkish sock structure? To meet with the 2 who have written in books about such things, and quieter folk who know plenty but haven't published on the topic?

It felt surreal to me and I drank in every second. I think I'll be on a mild happy-buzz from it for a long while.

So I say... drink in every happy thought about MIT, do your talk and have a blast. Just enjoy every minute.

And yes, definitely a bumper sticker. (Or more...)

LynnH in Lansing, MI

Anonymous said...

I know JUST how you feel about MIT! For quite a number of years my husband ran a special seminar at Berkeley. We were in the habit of saying "Berkeley! Berkele! Berkeley!" in awed tones and then grinning like fools, whenever we referred to it!

Some things make you feel good whenever you think about them -- Enjoy!

--elizaduckie

mascanlon said...

This cracked me up! If I were closer I'd be there to bask in your reflected glory....MIT, WOW

kathleen mitchell said...

You rock,,, great talk and at the Stata Center to boot!
So glad that I trudged out in a rainy windy night to get a good dose of color!