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Oxford Yarn Shop: Book Signing, with Tea Party

14 May 2014
Tea Party at Jericho Cafe

I do in fact drink a lot of tea.

Today’s Knitting & Crochet Blog Week topic/challenge is to do something new with photography, either of a knit object or in the way you use photos to illustrate your posts. I’ve given myself the challenge of using my “stock photos” (pictures I’ve taken around Oxford in the past, without knitting) to write about an upcoming event. Let me know what you think in the comments!

Here in England, we’ve just come back to reality from a bank holiday weekend, and another one is coming. Hurrah for May! On May 26 (Bank Holiday Monday), I’ll be at Oxford Yarn Store with copies of Silver Screen Knits, Volume Two. I’ll sign books, and Karen will host a tea party!

I do love a tea party. When I was growing up in Washington, DC, my mother organized a few annual trips with friends (and their mothers) to high tea at the Four Seasons Hotel in DC. Once, when we were in high school, Emily and I went there for high tea and, oddly, Michael Bolton was there. Clad in a t-shirt, shorts, and bare feet, he sat down at the piano and played for a while, to the bemusement of those of us there for scones and clotted cream. One can only assume he was a guest of the hotel. -But I digress.

You all might recall that OYS hosted the Silver Screen Knits Launch Party last fall, with champagne and music and general merriment. This time, Karen and I thought it would be fun to have a tea party one afternoon – and when better than a bank holiday?

Fauquier County, Virginia Tea Room

That’s quite a switch: photo taken in Fauquier County, Virginia, about six years ago.

I have high hopes that Little Miss Feisty will be able to attend, at least if her rigorous nap schedule doesn’t interfere. And that means Mr. Trask will be able to come, too (and wrangle her).

Oxford Yarn Store is a quintessential local yarn shop (LYS) – Karen seems to know everyone who comes in by name, and she hosts several knitting groups a week there. She organizes fun, interesting events (Saturday, May 24 will feature both sheep shearing and a presentation from the Oxfordshire Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers). She sells British wool and yarn from indie dyers. And she supports local designers like me!

Just as I did last time, I’ll bring some garment samples from the book (any requests? post them in the comments!), and I’ll be available both to sign books and to talk about yarn selections for different patterns. Please join us!

Tea and Milton

A Lovely Combination.

Let There Be Cake!

My Kind of Weather.

Tea is also nice with macarons.

Also Nice with Macarons.

Requisite self-promotion (many apologies):
Have you ordered your copy of Silver Screen Knits, Volume Two yet? Copies begin shipping tomorrow! Use code SSK-BLOG for a 10% discount on the book, or sign up for the Silver Screen Knits Behind the Scenes newsletter to get a code for a larger discount, plus exclusive designer interviews and yarn giveaways.

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  1. 14 May 2014 5:51 pm

    Yes it works – it works. You are a good sport for joining in. I think I’m free on 26th, the chance to squish the goods (and cake) is very tempting

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