Knitty Knitters Rule
What a way to spend a morning! MidnightSkyFibers, nederlass, stariel (and her very patient boyfriend), baa bonney belle and carrym all met at Starbucks (it’s Seattle…where else do people meet?) and headed out for a wonderful yarn trip. (Oh fine…you want real names? That’s Jen, MJ, Ariel, Sherril and Carry respectively.) Unfortunately, my total lack of self-control was laid bare in public this time. But I blame the girls – they are just WAY to enabling. Enablers! Ennnnnnnaaaaablers!
So at Weaving Works I did this damage (it could have been worse).
Of course…Koigu. The green is destined for a new Cascading Leaves pair (with purple reinforced heels – stariel and carrym were insistent). The Fixation is going to be my Broadripple socks. The blue stuff…eh…who knows. But isn’t it sooooooo purty?
And then we trekked to Hilltop. I prayed to every deity I know that I wouldn’t get lost as I led the way. Thankfully my feeble brain managed to get us there in relatively short order.🙂
Rowan Tweed 4-ply was 40% off and when midnightskyfibers pointed out it would work perfectly for a Flower Basket Shawl, well obviously the stars were aligning and I was forced…FORCED I say…to buy 10 balls in a nice heathered violet. And now that my sock yarn Clap is deader than Gary Busey’s career I needed 3 more skeins of Kersti to make a new Clapotis.
*sigh* In the interest of full disclosure I also picked up a couple of patterns and a needle felting pad and needles. Just what I need…another craft.
But the day wasn’t really about what I got…it was who I met. What a diverse and fabulous group of ladies. I love how something simple like knitting can be just the right common thread that can bring people together. I sincerely hope these little gatherings will become a regular event (not that my wallet can handle that.) So thank you dear ladies. You are the best!