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(KOIN Portland)   Nothing more frightening than knitters on a rampage in Portland, OR   (koin.com ) divider line
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2013-08-05 12:39:51 AM  
Knitter please
 
2013-08-05 12:40:43 AM  
Meh.
 
2013-08-05 12:40:56 AM  
They have needles.  Nasty, painful needles.
 
2013-08-05 12:44:11 AM  
"Attractive and successful Afghan fabricators"
 
2013-08-05 12:50:12 AM  
I really hate this revival of knitting as a hobby. The prices for yarn has shot way up, and the specialty stores that purveyed custom needles are all booked up with orders. I can't even get a proper replacement unless I go some corporate place like Michael's.
 
2013-08-05 12:52:09 AM  
An art installation is not the result of a rampage. Your headline is a crewel joke, sir.
 
2013-08-05 12:53:16 AM  
Is this knit one purl two or Polymastia awareness week.
 
2013-08-05 12:54:16 AM  

These yarn bombers got the bike rack outside my apartment last week.


/farking PDX hipsters

 
2013-08-05 12:54:32 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: I really hate this revival of knitting as a hobby. The prices for yarn has shot way up, and the specialty stores that purveyed custom needles are all booked up with orders. I can't even get a proper replacement unless I go some corporate place like Michael's.


¯\_(ツ)_/¯
 
2013-08-05 12:54:50 AM  
The lengths that Portlanders will go to just to get some attention are just absolutely precious.

/look at us!!  we're weird!!
//please...
///just look
 
2013-08-05 12:55:08 AM  
Suspects photos.......

i.imgur.com

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2013-08-05 01:00:44 AM  
RIP Soy Bomb

newsroom.mtv.com
 
2013-08-05 01:04:23 AM  
I read that as "kittens on a rampage".

If only...
 
2013-08-05 01:16:17 AM  
Don't mess with drunk knitters:

media.oregonlive.com

Place is only about a mile from my house. Or it used to be before it closed. How could that business model have failed?!?
 
2013-08-05 01:16:42 AM  
...or what? WHAT!?
 
2013-08-05 01:17:38 AM  
Nothing more frightening than titties on a rampage....and then I read the thread.  That's what I get for skimming headlines and letting my brain fill in the missing letters.
 
2013-08-05 01:28:02 AM  
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Fourth Young Man - Oh well we sometimes feel we're to blame in some way for what our gran's become. I mean she used to be happy here until she, she started on the crochet.

Reporter - (off-screen) Crochet?

Fourth Young Man - Yeah. Now she can't do without it. Twenty balls of wool a day, sometimes. If she can't get the wool she gets violent. What can we do about it?

Link
 
2013-08-05 01:30:24 AM  
Too bad they are going to hack it up and give it to a bunch of bums.
 
2013-08-05 01:30:35 AM  
Huh.  And I thought this SXSW film bumper was a joke.
 
2013-08-05 01:30:38 AM  
3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-08-05 01:37:14 AM  
Thread jack:
Headed to Portland for the first time tomorrow. I am there for a week with nothing planned. No, I mean it, nothing. Well, actually dinner at Beast, but dinner once is hardly a plan. Just wanted to go somewhere....else.

Anyone with ideas or thoughts, please post.

/end TJ
 
2013-08-05 01:40:52 AM  

voodoomedic: Thread jack:
Headed to Portland for the first time tomorrow. I am there for a week with nothing planned. No, I mean it, nothing. Well, actually dinner at Beast, but dinner once is hardly a plan. Just wanted to go somewhere....else.

Anyone with ideas or thoughts, please post.

/end TJ


Which way are you coming from?
 
2013-08-05 01:41:39 AM  

voodoomedic: Thread jack:
Headed to Portland for the first time tomorrow. I am there for a week with nothing planned. No, I mean it, nothing. Well, actually dinner at Beast, but dinner once is hardly a plan. Just wanted to go somewhere....else.

Anyone with ideas or thoughts, please post.

/end TJ


Voodoo donuts is pretty good, Powell's bookstore is fun, and just wander around and have fun beyond that.  Portland is a fun place to just have a book, a cup of tea and a danish, and read a book.
 
2013-08-05 01:46:47 AM  
Nonsense. Those are three bras belonging to Eccentrica Gallumbits, set out on the line to dry.
 
2013-08-05 01:49:25 AM  
voodoomedic:  Wander the pearl district where Powells bookstore is.  Also, Deschutes Brewery and Rogue Ales is there.  I believe a block to the south are 2 or 3 blocks of food trucks, which is pretty good.  Lots of pubs and interesting shopping on the other side of the Willamette.

So much outdoorsy stuff outside of Portland as well - all the mountains and state parks - including Columbia River.  Rafting, hiking and skiing.
 
2013-08-05 02:04:15 AM  
Flying in. Need some decompression time and I've been told the city fits the bill. Kinda fun just dropping in with no plans. The old "dropped off in rural China naked with nothing but a bent quarter"
 
2013-08-05 02:07:15 AM  
You know what they say about those knitters, they spin quite a yarn!

What was that from? Why do I remember that?
 
2013-08-05 02:16:06 AM  
The bridge you're looking at turned 100 years old a few months back, it's the longest bridge of its kind in the World.

Yes.  Yarn bombing occurs in Portland, Oregon.
farm9.staticflickr.com
(Wygant is the name of a street)
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How they do it without being seen?  I have no idea.
 
2013-08-05 02:46:09 AM  

fusillade762: Don't mess with drunk knitters:

Place is only about a mile from my house. Or it used to be before it closed. How could that business model have failed?!?


It's hard to drink while knitting.
 
2013-08-05 02:57:08 AM  
Dalek Caan's doomed mistress:

Voodoo donuts is pretty good, Powell's bookstore is fun, and just wander around and have fun beyond that.  Portland is a fun place to just have a book, a cup of tea and a danish, and read a book.

It's also the national HQ of the National Department of Redundancy Department, but their teas and danii (plural of Danishes that isn't Danes?) are weak.
 
2013-08-05 03:10:19 AM  

angrycrank: fusillade762: Don't mess with drunk knitters:

Place is only about a mile from my house. Or it used to be before it closed. How could that business model have failed?!?

It's hard to drink while knitting.


It's hard to knit while drunk! :)

Subby: You are a philistine.

While I'm here: Another reminder that the Ravelry group "Farkers With Yarn" exists. That is all.
 
2013-08-05 06:10:38 AM  
Thanks for the Ravelry tip!
Hey, how about those non-knitters? Right? How's your stash? Any WIPs? Frogging anything? Are you Lazy, Stupid and Godless? Boob squishes for all XOXO

/Ravelry rocks
 
2013-08-05 07:12:01 AM  
Life's got a bucketful of woes, for the poor little critter on the road.

Rock on, Exene!
 
2013-08-05 07:29:19 AM  

Needlessly Complicated: angrycrank: fusillade762: Don't mess with drunk knitters:

Place is only about a mile from my house. Or it used to be before it closed. How could that business model have failed?!?

It's hard to drink while knitting.

It's hard to knit while drunk! :)

Subby: You are a philistine.

While I'm here: Another reminder that the Ravelry group "Farkers With Yarn" exists. That is all.


Come to the yarn side, We have merino.
 
2013-08-05 08:33:02 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: I really hate this revival of knitting as a hobby. The prices for yarn has shot way up, and the specialty stores that purveyed custom needles are all booked up with orders. I can't even get a proper replacement unless I go some corporate place like Michael's.


Ah yes, Michael's, where this is an acceptable way to sell off clearance yarn:
i199.photobucket.com

(And that doesn't include the three foot deep bin that that mess is flowing out of.)
 
2013-08-05 08:34:56 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: I really hate this revival of knitting as a hobby. The prices for yarn has shot way up, and the specialty stores that purveyed custom needles are all booked up with orders. I can't even get a proper replacement unless I go some corporate place like Michael's.


Still, it's not Hobby Lobby.
 
2013-08-05 08:46:43 AM  
I generally think this knitting graffiti is kind of stupid.  But at least they coincided it this time with the closing of the bridge for inspection, and have a plan to take it down before it turns into moisture collecting rotting trash.
 
2013-08-05 09:33:26 AM  

voodoomedic: Thread jack:
Headed to Portland for the first time tomorrow. I am there for a week with nothing planned. No, I mean it, nothing. Well, actually dinner at Beast, but dinner once is hardly a plan. Just wanted to go somewhere....else.

Anyone with ideas or thoughts, please post.

/end TJ


Just don't get Portlanditis.
 
2013-08-05 11:48:21 AM  

FriarReb98: AverageAmericanGuy: I really hate this revival of knitting as a hobby. The prices for yarn has shot way up, and the specialty stores that purveyed custom needles are all booked up with orders. I can't even get a proper replacement unless I go some corporate place like Michael's.

Ah yes, Michael's, where this is an acceptable way to sell off clearance yarn:
[i199.photobucket.com image 450x600]

(And that doesn't include the three foot deep bin that that mess is flowing out of.)


i.qkme.me
 
2013-08-05 11:56:52 AM  

FriarReb98: AverageAmericanGuy: I really hate this revival of knitting as a hobby. The prices for yarn has shot way up, and the specialty stores that purveyed custom needles are all booked up with orders. I can't even get a proper replacement unless I go some corporate place like Michael's.

Ah yes, Michael's, where this is an acceptable way to sell off clearance yarn:
[i199.photobucket.com image 450x600]

(And that doesn't include the three foot deep bin that that mess is flowing out of.)


Oh, that sight makes me sad!
 
2013-08-05 12:33:28 PM  

voodoomedic: Thread jack:
Headed to Portland for the first time tomorrow. I am there for a week with nothing planned. No, I mean it, nothing. Well, actually dinner at Beast, but dinner once is hardly a plan. Just wanted to go somewhere....else.

Anyone with ideas or thoughts, please post.

/end TJ


Kennedy School.
 
2013-08-05 12:35:12 PM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: voodoomedic: Thread jack:
Headed to Portland for the first time tomorrow. I am there for a week with nothing planned. No, I mean it, nothing. Well, actually dinner at Beast, but dinner once is hardly a plan. Just wanted to go somewhere....else.

Anyone with ideas or thoughts, please post.

/end TJ

Just don't get Portlanditis.


I'm between stage 1 and 2. Wife doesn't want to move there, though.
 
2013-08-05 01:12:26 PM  
dailypicksandflicks.com
 
2013-08-06 12:04:15 AM  

voodoomedic: Thread jack:
Headed to Portland for the first time tomorrow. I am there for a week with nothing planned. No, I mean it, nothing. Well, actually dinner at Beast, but dinner once is hardly a plan. Just wanted to go somewhere....else.

Anyone with ideas or thoughts, please post.

/end TJ


If you want biatchin' ice cream, go to Salt & Straw. Avoid Voodoo, cause it's all hype. If you're into zoos, the Oregon zoo is amazing. Umm, go to the waterfront. Always something going on. The Japanese Garden is pretty cool too. Drink a lot of beer. Portland has more microbreweries per capita than anywhere else in the United States. Rogue is my personal favorite, but drop into any McMenamins, Deschutes, Bridgeport, Full Sail, etc.

Oh, if you've never seen Multnomah Falls, go. It's a pretty short drive out of Portland. The waterflow is down this time of year, but it's still spectacular.
 
2013-08-06 12:58:44 AM  

Urinal Cake Mix: voodoomedic: Thread jack:
Headed to Portland for the first time tomorrow. I am there for a week with nothing planned. No, I mean it, nothing. Well, actually dinner at Beast, but dinner once is hardly a plan. Just wanted to go somewhere....else.

Anyone with ideas or thoughts, please post.

/end TJ

If you want biatchin' ice cream, go to Salt & Straw. Avoid Voodoo, cause it's all hype. If you're into zoos, the Oregon zoo is amazing. Umm, go to the waterfront. Always something going on. The Japanese Garden is pretty cool too. Drink a lot of beer. Portland has more microbreweries per capita than anywhere else in the United States. Rogue is my personal favorite, but drop into any McMenamins, Deschutes, Bridgeport, Full Sail, etc.

Oh, if you've never seen Multnomah Falls, go. It's a pretty short drive out of Portland. The waterflow is down this time of year, but it's still spectacular.


Thanks a ton
 
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