Saturday we had rain, and yet it didn’t seem to make any difference. W.W.K.I.P. Day was a success. Our location was the best ever. Celia and her staff at the Coffee Bean Cafe were wonderful. The brought us bowls of Chicago Carmel popcorn (very addictive). First thing I did was get my iced White Chocolate Blackberry Non Fat Latte!!! (the peanutbutter cookie came later in the day). Lucky Julie arrived just as the scones were coming out of the oven, can it get any better.
Now for the not so good news… I had my camera in my tote bag and didn’t realize that the settings had gotten changed. So my pictures didn’t turn out very well. I didn’t even notice it until I went outside at the end of the day to get a picture of the sign. Oh well here is our happy group…
Bunni, Sherri and Patty
This is our ‘knitting front room’ at the Coffee Bean Cafe!
This is Celia the wonderful owner of the Coffee Bean Cafe! (she doesn’t always stand on a chair behind the counter – only when taking pictures for us!)
I told you it was rainy day! (we were sitting just on the other side of these balloons inside on the cozy sofa, eating popcorn and knitting) I forgot about the ballons, and left them there… I meant to have Sherri take them back to her shop for her son… I think to much knitting (and caffine) can turn your brain to mush, but good mush!
I should have gotten a picture of one of the best things that happened. On Friday, Patty frogged a whole sweater (too big) we were discussing how off the gauge was and the size didn’t seem to match the pattern at all. On Saturday she brought the yarn and pattern and began to knit a new gauge. Then Sherri called in for back up… and Linda came running over asking if she need to bring her calculator! Right away she showed how to measure the best way to get the true gauge and looked at the pattern to determine what she would need to do this time for the perfect sweater! This is what I love about knitting. Everyone always seems so helpful, and willing to teach you the correct way to do something, or a better way. This is also one of things that keeps me excited about knitting, that there is always someone out there that is willing to teach from their experiences. I think knitting friends are the greatest!
I can’t believe that I stayed from 9 in the morning until 4 in the afternoon. The day just went by so quickly. I knit on my sweater and I’ll have to say that I did have a couple of laugh attacks that caused me to make an oops twice. But all is well now.
This is my sweater so far… (can you tell that I love my knitting purse almost as much as my knitting? and yes for some reason I am really getting in to pink now.)
This is what the bottom will look like after it has been folded up and sewn in place.
And then we have the birth of a new sock… the Tofutsie Sock Club June 2007 yarn!
I think it will be a long time before we see any more pictures of this sock, as we have lots to do on the sweater and shawl! I decided on the Tidal Wave sock pattern instead of the Wild Kats sock pattern, and I will make that one up in one of the new Tofutsie sock colors that will be coming in soon at The Yarn Corner!
Now I must get some laundry done, and clean the kitchen so I can justify sitting and knitting for several hours! I simply must talk to the husband about a maid, it would free up much more time to knit and I would be forever happy about a clean house!
Oh my, I just got the wet nose to my foot that my princess Cassie wants to go out. Maybe we should run down to the beach to see what the storm last night blew in, my dogs love to run on the beach, and it’s been awhile. I think knitting may have to wait.