Nineteen years ago yesterday, on a cold Saturday morning, I sat down at our clunky…
Sandy emailed me last night and asked me how the Knit Out was. Kathy (who I met in person for the first time at last year’s Knit Out) emailed first thing yesterday morning with the same question. So I’ll tell you guys what I told them. The Knit Out was fun. But the Hanging Out was better.
I went in with Blogless Sharon and her daughter, Heather, so you know the traveling part was fun. We got to the Common a little after Noon and there were lots of knitters although maybe not as many as I remember being there last year. I’m sure the dreaded weather forecast kept many away. Truly, though, the weather was fine. There were a couple of brief showers and that was about it. The sun even broke through for a time. Sadly, it was too warm for the wearing of knitted items! That didn’t stop me from dragging Moth along with me, though. I was even persuaded to show it to a handful of people.
Sharon and Heather and I did form a little knitting circle to watch the “Show and Tell” portion of the Fashion Show. In the interest of full disclosure I should tell you that I may have been coerced into bringing out the Moth again. Why do I always feel like I’m showing off when I’m asked to show my handknits? It’s hard to be humble with a shawl as gorgeous as this one but all I did was knit it. It’s the design that’s the brilliant part.
Anyway. We decided we were hungry so we headed in search of food. We bumped into other blogging buddies along the way and wound up all together at Fajitas and Ritas. There was beer and pulled pork and a lot of laughs with some old friends as well as some new ones.
After being fed and watered we went shopping. Of course. At Windsor Button. Of course. But guess what? I didn’t buy a thing. Nope. I admired the Sea Silk and some Mistis Alpaca laceweight. I perused a book or two and may have even gotten a bit catty with Adrian (pass the meow mix, please) but I didn’t make a purchase. Proud of me, aren’t ya?
All in all it was a very fun day. I got to knit and hang with my peeps. It really doesn’t get much better than that.