Saturday, September 16, 2006

Knit Night. No Pictures.

I don't know what I was thinking. First Knit Night at our house, and I forgot to take pictures.
I think I was way too excited -- and so were my family. Mitch was bouncing around chanting "Knit Night Friday, Knit Night Fridaaaay!" all day.

The family awaits (anxiously) for the Knitters' arrival.

Liz brought Nicole, and the kids watched Harry Potter -- for Charlie and Mitch, it's probably the 47th time. Mitch still enjoys it, but I'm not sure about Charlie.

The Knitters all dove into talking about the last Saturday's outing. No one else knew that the owner of the Full Thread Ahead left a comment to our post! Howard said why we didn't come in and knit in the shop -- rather than in the car! -- We did think about that, but your shop was full. What a great event it was though -- so well organized, and very pleasant all around. Thank you again, and yes, we'd definitely show up if you plan for another event.

Erin was sick all week, but still didn't miss our Knit Night. Good going. Hope you are feeling much better today. She worked on her beautiful shawl. Liz was on the soft yellow baby blanket -- with Berrocco yarn. Oh So Soft. Huguette was working on the magical two-socks-at-the-same-time. I can't believe I didn't take pictures.

The door prize activity was Knitters' Haiku.

Yarn is my passion
Lie, steal or embezzle
I do it for yarn!
-- Erin

Alpaca Erin
Tamami, Lotus girl
Oh Liz, what great yarn!
-- Huguette

It took only two minutes for them to come up with these. They both received a prize.

I worked on the hooded shawl from the Japanese pattern book titled "Design Knit."
The yarn is called "Fashion Trend" -- 51% wool, 49% acrylic. I didn't realize that it was so -- variegated. Stripy. I'm not sure if I like this, but I'm going to go on and see how it's going to turn out. I love the feel though -- very light and soft. Here's what this should look like at the end... Cute, huh?

Charlie joined the crowd for the last hour, demonstrating weaving on his inkle loom.
Mitch and Nicole had a wonderful time together, and Mitch stayed up until midnight -- this is a first.

Today, we had a real slow, lazy day around the house. Mitch helped me plant some flowers.

Next week I will be on a business trip to Toronto and Montreal. Unfortunately I don't have any room in my schedule to make a stop at Lettuce Knit -- or at Stephanie's house! Sorry, fellow knitters, there will be no souvenir yarn, unless I find some at the airport. Come to think of it, why don't they sell yarn and needles at the airport? Wouldn't it make traveling so much calmer and enjoyable? Waiting in line would be less stressful. Flight delay? No problem.
Ladies, a business opportunity?

1 comment:

Erin said...

I'm so thankful that you didn't take pictures. I felt so out of it with my cold, and now that I read my Haiku, I realize that I didn't have 7 syllables in the second line - oops! Guess I wasn't doing as well as I had thought!

Can I request no more Haiku writing so late at night?