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Artchic528
06-28-2013, 11:31 PM
I just got back from attending my first knitting event at my LYS. It was a lot of fun, there was a nice, healthy dinner, absolutely divine deserts and even some small gifts for the attendees (stitch gauge stickers for gauge swatches, a pin that looked like a small basket filled with yarn balls and needles, and a single use stain removing wipe).

There were even discounts on top of discounts and a huge sale to boot. I bought a skein of variegated blue/green yarn (acrylic/wool blend) that reminded me of the ocean, which I picked up at the beginning to make a nice garter stitch scarf with, and two skeins of dark green/purple/brown variegated 100% wool yarn with glittery metallic highlights, which I plan on making into a sort of cowl/mobius thing for my mom.

All the while, it was raining like there was no tomorrow and there was a spectacular display of lightning to look at while we knitted, or doing needlepoint as a few there were doing.

I didn't learn much in the way of knitting, but I had so much fun that I think it was worth the trip. I will definitely be coming back in August when they will be doing another Moonlight Madness. :knitting:

Jan in CA
06-29-2013, 12:35 AM
That sounds like fun! Our LYS is closed now, but twice a year we had "slumber" parties where we knit/crocheted, had games and got prizes and food. :)

We also had a knit night every Friday where we just go in and knit. I'm looking forward to a new store opening so we can get back to doing that. ;)

GrumpyGramma
06-29-2013, 01:23 AM
:thumbsup:

salmonmac
06-29-2013, 05:34 AM
Wow, sounds like a very successful trip. I love the idea of your moonlight madness (and the slumber party, too, Jan).

claireweber
06-29-2013, 07:31 PM
I was just wondering how your evening went :) What a fantastic night you had! Food, good company, yummy yarn and a lightning show to boot :cheering:

Well, for sure I want to come down for the August "Moonlight Madness". Just finished the front room, my husband told me it looks like a show case :heart: I'll definitely be far enough along in August to take some time out to play.

shadowfox118
06-29-2013, 11:51 PM
I wouldn't have been able to deal with the thunder, but that would have been fun regardless of the loud noise

DavidSydney63
07-03-2013, 08:04 PM
I wish my LYS was doing that!

shadowfox118
07-03-2013, 10:38 PM
I wish I had a LYS