I’ll bet you all thought my “B” entry in the ABC-Along would be books, didn’t you? It was going to be . . . until yesterday. Yesterday was a knit blogger’s nirvana. You see, Claudia hosted a gathering of knitters, spinners and bloggers at her home. You know what I’m going to say, right?
It was the best time ever! Ever. Ever. Ever.
Blogless Sharon and I went together and right there you know the day is going to be good. When we turned onto Claudia’s street, I told Sharon what the directions said about house color, number, etc. Then I looked up and saw the cars. Oh my. Let’s just say we didn’t have any trouble figuring out which house was Claudia’s.
I met up again with dear friends and made new ones as well. It was fabulous to see Norma again! That girl lights up a room just by being in it, even if she can’t cook a steak. And my Magic Loop buddies, Julia and Cate, were there! And Sandy, who made really great Swedish meatballs for everyone. And Kathy, who made low fat macaroni and cheese that was really very good. Of course, Stitchy and Kellee and Wendy were all there. And I got to meet Maryse! And Beth and Cindy and Judy and Lauren. It was fun to see Teresa again, too. She, of course, was swatching for Crossed in Translation. I talked to Marcy, who is sadly blogless, and she showed me a great trick for plying on Lucy. Also in attendance was the Queen of the Jaywalkers (no, not Cara) but the pattern designer, Miss Grumperina herself. What fun to meet her and model my Jaywalkers for her!
I know I’m leaving out tons of people and I’m sorry. Go ahead and leave me a comment and chew me out. I can handle it.
Claudia’s living room was overflowing with knitters, spinners, yarn and fiber. There were people on couches, people sitting in chairs and covering every available inch of floor space.
It seemed like everyone brought multiple projects and bags were spilling over with charts and needles and yarn. Claudia arranged a yarn/fiber swap in her fiber room and there was stuff all over the floor. I brought a big ole bag of yarn and I know Laura was pleased with at least a couple of my discards. I only brought home a small ball of fiber and some Sugar ‘n Cream cotton for dishcloths. You know how I like to keep my stash small and manageable. 😉
So we ate and we drank (great Sangria, Stitchy) and knitted and ate some more and talked and talked and talked. And boy did we laugh! And we shared stories of knitting disasters and triumphs. There were Rogues and Everyday Cardigans and Jaywalkers galore! Several of us were knitting for the Red Scarf Project and we just had to take a picture of our scarves together.
Sadly by the time we organized this Norma had already headed for home. Sorry Norma, but you were with us in spirit then.
If you weren’t there, you were missed and I guarantee we talked about you. In a good way, of course. I hope you can tell by my enthusiasm just how much fun it all was. I feel so blessed to have made some true friends through my blog and there’s something magical that happens when we get together. Thank you, Claudia, from the bottom of my heart, for organizing this day, for opening your home, for being an inspiration. Can’t wait ’til next time!