I leave for Minneapolis today to teach (see the Events page for info), but I wanted to post a major-league shout-out to Northwest Airlines before I go. I haven’t been feeling so hot this week, so I left packing til the last minute — namely, this morning.
Well, when I woke up, I found out my boyfriend’s grandmother in Hungary had died. So I spent my morning getting his mom onto a flight with my frequent flyer miles. Can I just say how incredibly awesome the people at Northwest are? Within 30 minutes we had flights booked for just the cost of taxes, and they made every effort to get her on the ASAP flight of her choice, too. Seriously awesome, especially given that everywhere else was giving us quotes of $1300 to $3000. Three thousand dollars? For that amount of money, they better be putting her on someone’s back and carrying her over!
Normally I plug knitting books, yarn and other fibery things here, but since NWA made my day, I thought I’d let you all know how great they are, too. Good people.
In (related, I suppose) other news, we just got in a giant shipment of needlepoint patterns from Hungary at the shop. They’re really good inspiration for stitch patterns, too, so don’t discount them if you only knit. From colorwork to just simple knit-purl patterns, they really pack a punch. I’ll try to get some detail photos of a sweater we did for Lana Grossa posted so you can see what I mean.