PDA

View Full Version : Attention all ILLINOIS Knitters!


Pages : 1 2 3 4 5 [6] 7 8 9

DotMom61
05-21-2006, 06:49 PM
Love dem booties, Julie!!!!


ETA: There used to be pictures here. :thinking: Where could they be? Hmm?

KellyK
05-21-2006, 07:10 PM
SHENANIGANS! I CALL SHENANIGANS!!! :mad:

LeslieA
05-21-2006, 07:42 PM
Julie, the booties came out really cute!

mintdee
05-21-2006, 08:08 PM
I am saddened by the inability to see said pictures :(

WynnieG
05-21-2006, 08:09 PM
Ditto.
:verysad:

Julie
05-21-2006, 08:10 PM
I saw them!!! :happydance:

MaryB
05-21-2006, 08:17 PM
I did not see the pictures------but I did see the booties!! Great job, Julie. You sold me! I'll start mine tomorrow :XX: :XX: :XX: :XX: :XX: .

Julie
05-21-2006, 08:45 PM
Thanks! :D

Here's the figure 8 instructions that I used:

http://www.purlwise.com/2004/06/figure_8_cast_o.html

kimmie
05-21-2006, 10:17 PM
I'm trying to be patient, but this is TORTURE waiting to see the pictures!! It seems to me that *somebody* is up to *something*. Hmmmmm.

kimmie

Andrea
05-22-2006, 09:01 AM
Julie! :fingerwag: Why are you teasing everyone! Bad bad Dotmom!

DotMom61
05-22-2006, 09:23 AM
Did you find them yet? They're not all Locked up!! Don't get so frustrated that you get all Hurley!! It's not like I tossed them down a secret hole and then put an impenetrable HATCH over them or anything!

They're not LOST!

DotMom61
05-22-2006, 06:38 PM
OK ... More Pics ...

Ingrid
05-22-2006, 06:40 PM
:cheering: Thank you!!

Jan in CA
05-22-2006, 07:02 PM
Did you find them yet? They're not all Locked up!! Don't get so frustrated that you get all Hurley!! It's not like I tossed them down a secret hole and then put an impenetrable HATCH over them or anything!

They're not LOST!

OMG! :roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard:

Fun pic btw!! I wish I lived closer! :verysad:

Danielle
05-22-2006, 09:33 PM
Looks like you all had a great time! I agree with Jan-I wish I lived closer to IL too. :verysad: I would love to meet all of you sometime!

sara_jayne
05-22-2006, 09:56 PM
:cheering: I'm glad you all had such a great time! And you had cake? How can it get any better (well only if everyone else was there - then you'd need a HUGE cake!!).

KellyK
05-23-2006, 07:49 AM
:roflhard: Hildie's "not" cake.... :roflhard:

Thanks for posting those, Jul... everyone should know that I was CRACKING UP in that "after" pic because it was taken "after" Hildie tried to feel me up! :rollseyes: I dont know WHAT I was doing with my hands, though.... :?? Der de DERRRRRRR! :? You'd swear I was "knitting from both ends of the skein".... :rofling:

(Can you move the other pics that are not LOST to their rightful forum, too?)

Andrea
05-23-2006, 09:09 AM
Thanks for clearing up the non bra strap!!!! :roflhard:

:?? I don't know why I put my hands on my thighs in the group picture. I never know what to do with my hands I guess I could've felt up Kel too! :thinking:

LeslieA
05-23-2006, 10:02 AM
Thanks Julie for posting those pics. When's the next get together? hmmmm :D

Hildegard_von_Knittin
05-23-2006, 10:06 AM
size=9]I guess I could've felt up Kel too![/size] :thinking:
SHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!! That was a SECRET!!!!!!!!!!!! :fingerwag:

I want to personally thank everyone for making it such a fabulous birthday party FOR ME! It was like I was a celebrity... and I *did* show up fashionably (an hour) late :-) Leslie, my kitties ESPECIALLY enjoyed the balloons :-) And, now that I think about it, the kitties enjoyed ALL the leftover food, because I stupidly left the cake and the shortbread-caramel-chocolate things (from andrea and julie) on the dining room table when I got home... we had a bon fire that night, and we were outside for several hours, and came back in to discover they had confiscated our treats!!!!

I feel guilty because I did almost all the talking and Mary and Leslie couldn't get a word in edgewise! Next time, I won't talk at all, I promise.

And did we NOT mention what KK made for my birthday???? They are, mysteriously JUST the right size... DH thinks they are *fabulous* :eyebrow:

MaryB
05-23-2006, 10:23 AM
A good time was had by all!!

I'm glad my Evian bottle photographed so well. :rollseyes: :rollseyes:

DotMom61
05-23-2006, 01:46 PM
Just to make Kelly happy ... :rollseyes:


First of all, let me apologize, but I'm about to hijack this thread. :D

You see there are certain people around here who are giving me a hard time because I haven't had a chance to post pictures of the IL gathering yesterday. So, I decided I would hide them. :figureditout: This seemed like the most logical place.

I was going to sign in under an assumed name, but I thought that would just be too mean. :lol:

Thanks, Femi, for letting me borrow your space. For what it's worth: I *love* Lost, but I've only watched the 1st season on DVD. I'm waiting for them to start the re-runs of the 2nd season so I can watch it from the beginning.

And here are the pics, which were posted in a different thread, but since everyone was ... ahem ... picking on me, I moved 'em (bwah ha ha ha):

OK, I finally got a minute to post a few pics.

First ... Hide's surprise ... Where Hilde receives a hand-made birthday gift from Kelly:

I really wanted to make a slideshow of these, but I don't have time to futz around with it. So just scroll through these really fast to get the same effect.

http://static.flickr.com/49/150406330_5c50f7d518_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/dotmom61/150406330/)
http://static.flickr.com/29/150406364_f4bc896563_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/dotmom61/150406364/)
http://static.flickr.com/51/150406430_84cd660b09_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/dotmom61/150406430/)
http://static.flickr.com/49/150406573_c7fcea8894_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/dotmom61/150406573)

I really wanted to make a slideshow of these, but I don't have time to futz around with it. So just scroll through these really fast to get the same effect.

More later ... gotta fix dinner and mow the lawn. :rollseyes:

wildforyarn
05-23-2006, 07:11 PM
Kelly, you are too funny with your gift! And, by the way, I LOVE the hair!!!! :inlove: :inlove:

KellyK
05-24-2006, 09:06 AM
Thanks, Sara!

Andrea....you can feel me up anytime, darlin! :rofling:

Glad the DH liked them, Hild... :roflhard:

DotMom61
05-31-2006, 05:47 PM
OMGOSH ... no one's posted here for a WEEK!

I just put a note in Kelly's blog about a potential gathering on Saturday. Look here. (http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting/forum/viewtopic.php?p=179561#179561)

VickiIL
05-31-2006, 05:58 PM
:cheering: Oh, I wanna go see the alpaca!!!!!!!!!!! :cheering:
What time are you planning on going? I have to work until noon.

Holly
05-31-2006, 06:21 PM
:waving: Hi all IL people! I'M SOOOOOO JEALOUS! What a great get-together :D. Happy belated bday, Hilde :balloons: !!

kimmie
05-31-2006, 10:39 PM
sigh. I'm working on Saturday. Do you think you could bring the alpacas to the library to see me????

kimmie

DotMom61
06-01-2006, 12:20 AM
Kim ... :verysad:

Holly ... Why don't you join us? It's out here near St. Charles -- not far from you!!

Vick ... I told Susan that I was sure we wouldn't be there before 11 am. I'm sure she would be fairly flexible as long as their pregnant mama isn't in labor or anything. She's due any day.

KellyK
06-01-2006, 08:29 AM
I hope I can get Al to go... we have to take the pooches to the vet at 1, so it would have to be in the later afternoon...

Jul, you are SO great for arranging this!! :heart:

Hildegard_von_Knittin
06-01-2006, 08:31 AM
POOP! I want to see them too! DH and I have plans all day... and we're going to a concert at Ravinia!

Kirochka
06-01-2006, 09:00 AM
Sigh... I'll be en route to Alabama... :rollseyes:

Illinois people, I just got a note from The Gifted Purl (http://www.giftedpurl.com/site/) in Dundee advertising 25% off everything on Friday, Saturday and Sunday (2, 3, 4 June) - they didn't have a huge selection when I was there a few months ago, and I assume this is to clear out stuff before they get new stock, but I thought you all might like to know.

VickiIL
06-01-2006, 09:50 AM
Can my dh and kiddies come? We will already all be in Naperville until noon. And my dh has been kinda interested in Alpaca farming in general (he is a farm boy who would love to find a way to get me on a farm. I think he thinks Alpaca is the only way that might happen. )

Holly
06-01-2006, 10:32 AM
:( Alas, instead of having a fun yarn get-together, I will be doing an overnight campout with the cub scouts -- that starts at 1 P.M. and goes ALL NIGHT :shock: As I am still in a cast for my broken foot, I'm having nightmares about crutching to a pit toilet in the dark (that's if I can actually get up off the tent floor)!!

On the plus side, since I can't do much, I'm bringing my knitting bag :XX:

Have fun guys, and I hope to get-together with all of you again soon :D

Andrea
06-01-2006, 11:03 AM
I got the same postcard, Karen. Are you going? I'm not too impressed with their selection, so I don't think I'll go.

Kirochka
06-01-2006, 11:13 AM
No, Andrea, I'm on a yarn fast until I get some more things started and finished!!! :rollseyes:

DotMom61
06-01-2006, 01:25 PM
Well, as I mentioned in Kelly's blog, it looks like we should probably pick a different weekend to do this because too many of you are unable to come.

But, if there's still someone who would *really* like to come and meet DD and I there (Vicki?) ... we could still do it!!

Let me know!

KellyK
06-01-2006, 06:49 PM
I already posted this in my blog, but...

Jul...my SIL would LOVE to "lend" Ella to me for an alpaca farm trip on Saturday! :cheering: I dont think I could be at your house any earlier than 3:30..... Vet at 1, pick up Ella at 2:30...then out to you. Would that work?? :pray:

VickiIL
06-02-2006, 12:18 AM
We would love to meet you and dd. As I said my dh and my kidlets will be with me. We probably won't be there until 1ish. We are done at church around noon and then a quick bite to eat at subway. (would you mind PMing me with directions from Naperville.)
Let me know if this would work for you.

(I know KK was talking about coming later so if you wanted us to stall, I am sure we can find something to do.)

DotMom61
06-02-2006, 07:46 AM
Vick --

I think Kelly & Ella are going to be arriving around 3:30 or 4. Would it work w/ your schedule to do the same? Then we can all go over together -- the farm is only about 5 mins from here.

I'll PM you directions in a few! :cheering:

KellyK
06-02-2006, 08:27 AM
:cheering: :cheering: :cheering: GLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!! :cheering: :cheering: :cheering:

VickiIL
06-02-2006, 08:57 AM
I am sure we will have NO problem at all arrange our schedule to come at 3:30. :cheering:

LeslieA
06-02-2006, 01:09 PM
Gosh darn it. I wish I could come. Becca would love to see the baby. We saw alpacas being born on the animal planet channel. Maybe next time.

:crying:

DotMom61
06-02-2006, 07:38 PM
OH, Leslie, did you see the "Growing Up..." about the giraffes this week? I've never seen a giraffe born before. It looks rather dangerous! :shock:

And like I told Karen: I'm *sure* we'll be able to get over there again. They seem really open to having visitors!!!

KellyK
06-04-2006, 12:33 AM
I DEFINITELY think they would be open to having visitors again!! What SWEET people....SO willing to share what they do. Had SUCH a great day today.... its always good to see Vicki and Julie, and their FANTASTIC kids! Was also nice to meet Mr. Vicki!

My favorite part, I think, was getting to share this with my niece, Ella. She's just a wonderful little girl.... so, that's why my pics are a bit Ella-centered....

sara_jayne
06-04-2006, 12:36 AM
I am so glad that you all had a great time - thanks for the pictures - they are great! :cheering: :cheering: Ella is SUCH a cutie-patutie!

Jan in CA
06-04-2006, 12:59 AM
Those are such great photos, Kelly! Ella is precious as are all those adorable kids! Oh and the alpacas are too cute!

Ingrid
06-04-2006, 01:26 AM
It looks like a beautiful day and a wonderful time!

Andrea
06-04-2006, 03:38 AM
Julie, I'm dying to go next time!! Please let me know when you think another trip is in order. I would love to bring my nieces!!! :cheering:

GREAT pictures, Kelly!! :inlove:

Angelia
06-04-2006, 09:14 AM
Oh, what fun!! :heart: :heart: :heart:

Thanks for the photos, Kelly!

DotMom61
06-04-2006, 11:32 AM
Kelly --

Thank you for posting those fantastic pictures!! We really did have a great time, and the kids were fascinated by the alpacas .... until they discovered the hammock. :rollingeyes: :roflhard:

All of the Waldrons animals -- all the alpacas plus Coco, Leena, and Charlie (kitty, kitty, doggie) -- were so friendly and gentle. I can't wait to go back and visit again!! They're just so NICE!!!

And, Andrea, Susan is working on putting together a "fiber seminar," and she hopes to be ready to present it to us in about a month. :pray: I hope :pray: I hope :pray: I hope

The area back by the waterfall will be a *perfect* spot for us to sit, knit, and learn about fibers. :cheering:

Julie
06-04-2006, 01:24 PM
We want to go next time too! :cheering:

Andrea
06-05-2006, 09:28 AM
That sounds fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuun, Jules!! :cheering: :cheering: MMMM FIBER :drooling:

Kirochka
06-05-2006, 09:58 AM
I hope I can come next time! Lovely pictures, Kelly! :heart:

DotMom61
06-10-2006, 10:56 PM
:cheering: Yay!!!!! There's going to be a "Knit Out" in Geneva on 6/21 on the Courthouse Lawn between 11 am and 3 pm, and my children are going to be away at CAMP all day, and I can just go and sit there and knit!!!!! Yay!!! Does anyone want to come join me??? :cheering:

Julie
06-10-2006, 11:01 PM
Is that during Swedish Days, Julie??

Andrea
06-11-2006, 02:23 AM
Is that a Tuesday?? I work the night of and night before, otherwise I would!!

VickiIL
06-11-2006, 10:18 AM
I wanna go! But I would have to make arrangements for the kids.

DotMom61
06-11-2006, 10:42 AM
It's a Wed., and yes, I believe it's during Swedish Days. I guess that could be an advantage or a disadvantage, huh? :?? I wonder if W&C is having a sale that week?!

Vicki: If you need to bring your kids along, please do!! I'm just glad I won't have to manage *mine*. ;-)

Off to see what sales might be going on ...

Kirochka
06-11-2006, 11:19 AM
These people don't have any sympathy for those of us who have to be at work on weekdays... :verysad: Not fair. ETA: "These people" meaning the organizers, that is!!! :shock:

Andrea
06-11-2006, 11:38 AM
Oh wait!! :thinking: A Wednesday, hmmmm??

Turns out I'm off Wed Thurs that week!! :cheering: :cheering:

DotMom61
06-11-2006, 06:09 PM
Karen -- :( It's *not* fair. I wish you could come, too.

Andrea -- So, do you think you'll be able to come?

Who else? Vicki? Julie? Hilde? I would imagine KK will also be working. :(

Let's see ... since I started rattling off Illinoisians, I have to name EVERYONE now, or I will be chastised ... Leslie, MaryB, Kimmie, Holly, Lana .... uh ... uh ... I know I'm forgetting someone, and I know it's probably obvious, but .... uh ... I CAN'T THINK!!! :wall:

I will have to leave by 2 pm to go pick up the kids in Lombard, but I'll try and be there right @ 11 am. I don't imagine it will be too difficult to find something to eat for lunch given the street fair that will be going on. I'm all for just plunking on the courtyard lawn -- knitting and picknicking. Oh yeah ... and Wool & Co. is just across the street & down the block. So, if we run low on supplies, we're all set. ;-)

kimmie
06-12-2006, 12:39 PM
Rats. I can't go :crying:

One of these days it's going to work out for me though!!

:heart: kimmie

Andrea
06-12-2006, 04:45 PM
Julie, I should be good to go, albeit a little sleepy :thumbsup:

DotMom61
06-12-2006, 06:02 PM
Kimmie -- I'm so sorry you can't join us. One of these days ... ONE of these days ... we're going to schedule an outing sometime when you are actually NOT doing something!!!! I PROMISE!

And, Andrea, do you just want to meet there on the Courthouse Lawn? Being a cop and all, you just be able to find it by smell, right? :roflhard: (And I'll buy you a cup of coffee so you're not so shleepy.)

VickiIL
06-12-2006, 08:23 PM
Vicki: If you need to bring your kids along, please do!! I'm just glad I won't have to manage *mine*. ;-)



Are you crazy? I wouldn't get a chance to knit one stitch. Didn't you see first hand how busy they are? No...I am working on a sitter.

Hildegard_von_Knittin
06-12-2006, 11:25 PM
My brother will be here visiting from the 16th through the 26th!! I'd have to see if he wants to do it. He's not into crowds. :thinking: One of my students is playing in the piano competition, I wonder what day that is...

Lana
06-13-2006, 08:25 AM
Hmmmmmmmmmmm:shifty: Would this be the "new" Court House on 38, just west of Randall Rd?
Or the old one? (Which I have no idea where that is.) :??

Julie
06-13-2006, 10:46 AM
It's the old one on 3rd street, right across the street from Wool & Co. :D

Julie
06-13-2006, 03:44 PM
And hey, did y'all get the e-mail from Kool Knits last week?? 40% off all Karabella, Elsebeth Lavold, Catalina Yarns :inlove: , and a bunch of other stuff. Deeeefinitely worth the hassle of finding parking in downtown Naperville. :thumbsup: (Yarn p0rn on my blog!)

DotMom61
06-13-2006, 04:11 PM
Oh Yay!! It sounds like we're going to have a "crowd" of our own, yes?? :cheering: :cheering:

KellyK
06-14-2006, 02:02 PM
I have to name EVERYONE now, or I will be chastised ... Leslie, MaryB, Kimmie, Holly, Lana .... uh ... uh ... I know I'm forgetting someone, and I know it's probably obvious, but .... uh ... I CAN'T THINK!!! :wall:

Karen.

I cant go.... Im (stupid) working!! :verysad:

Kirochka
06-14-2006, 02:10 PM
;) She'd already mentioned me... and she already knew I couldn't come. So it's OK. But thanks for having my back, Kelly! ;)

KellyK
06-14-2006, 02:13 PM
:thumbsup:

DotMom61
06-15-2006, 08:08 AM
Yes, Kelly, I could *never* forget about dear Karen ... we just wish she (and you) could come, too. :(

Kirochka
06-15-2006, 09:25 AM
:heart: :heart: :heart: :blush: :blush: :blush:

Andrea
06-15-2006, 05:55 PM
Yes, I'll just meet you on the lawn...but make sure you wave so I don't look around and look stupid!! :D

DotMom61
06-16-2006, 09:24 AM
Oh, I see, so you want me to jump up and down and wave so *you* don't look stupid. :??



:roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard:

No problem ... it's not like I've never been the fool *before.* :lol:

Andrea
06-16-2006, 09:50 AM
:rofling:

Well, you can be discreet about it! Or else you can call my cell phone when you see me and say "waaaaaaarm" "hooooooooooooot" or "coooooooooold" :lol:

Kirochka
06-16-2006, 10:26 AM
Grrrr... have to work... grrr... not fair.... :verysad:

;)

Julie
06-16-2006, 10:29 AM
You could always fake an illness, Karen...oh, wait...your boss would totally be onto that, huh?? ;)

Andrea
06-16-2006, 10:29 AM
Call in sick, Karen!! :lol:

DotMom61
06-16-2006, 10:41 AM
Yeah, Karen ... Tell Jerry that you're not feeling well and the only thing that will make you feel BETTER is sitting in the warm sun in "the south." :D

Andrea: I like your method much better than my "jumping up and down" method. But, then again, it wouldn't be NEARLY as exciting. :lol:

BTW ... I was in W&C yesterday & talked to the owner. He said that last year was the first year they had the Knit Out, and they had about 100 people!! Wow! So, this year, they're expecting more ... perhaps 200!! He also mentioned there are going to be some really great prizes & that their vendors have been very generous. Woo Hoo!

Julie & Vicki ... will you be there???

(And I had a reallllllly hard time avoiding some beautiful mmmmmmMalabrigo yesterday ... agh!!!! How many skeins does it take to make a Lucy, and where can I get that pattern? I forgot to ask them yesterday if they had it.)

Kirochka
06-16-2006, 10:56 AM
:roflhard: If I tried "calling in" sick, it would mean rolling over in bed and saying "Uh, Jerry, I feel sick" and then he'd leave me at home and take the (only) car! :roflhard: :rollseyes:

KellyK
06-16-2006, 11:07 AM
Hey, friends.... my mom just started her "good" project for her knitting classes (did I tell you I got her classes for her birthday in April? She started on May 31st & they go for 6 weeks.) . Now she wants us to have a knit-together so she can meet all of you (and show off a little). :lol:

Is anyone up for July? Maybe the 1st or the 15th? I was thinking about Mosaic Yarn Studio in DesPlaines... that's where her classes are & we've never been there. :thinking: She may be able to talk the owner into a nice discount for us!

Andrea
06-16-2006, 11:10 AM
15th I think I'd be off!! :cheering:
The 1st would be bad for me! (and it is all about me!)

Julie, I keep saying the Lucy bag took one skein of MMM, but I think it was two... :thinking:

DotMom61
06-16-2006, 11:11 AM
:roflhard: If I tried "calling in" sick, it would mean rolling over in bed and saying "Uh, Jerry, I feel sick" and then he'd leave me at home and take the (only) car! :roflhard: :rollseyes:
Andrea could drop by and pick you up. :figureditout:

s anyone up for July? Maybe the 1st or the 15th? I was thinking about Mosaic Yarn Studio in DesPlaines... that's where her classes are & we've never been there. Thinking She may be able to talk the owner into a nice discount for us!

Oh, I would *love* to meet your Mama!!!

I can't do the 1st -- my boys are leaving for a week-long camp-out the next day; but the 15th looks like a possibility!! :cheering: :cheering:

Andrea
06-16-2006, 11:12 AM
:roflhard: If I tried "calling in" sick, it would mean rolling over in bed and saying "Uh, Jerry, I feel sick" and then he'd leave me at home and take the (only) car! :roflhard: :rollseyes:
Andrea could drop by and pick you up. :figureditout:

:doh: I was going to put that in the last post!!

So Karen...whaddya think? You do look a little pale :thinking:

DotMom61
06-16-2006, 11:19 AM
Well, even w/ 2, that's not too bad, really. You'd pay lots more than that for a hand-made bag @ a boutique or something.

I just bought 5 hanks of Cascade 220 yesterday for my next Oregon Tote -- Terracotta (http://www.kyarns.com/dynamic/c220-2431.jpg) & Walnut Heather (http://www.kyarns.com/dynamic/c220-8013.jpg). We had a blast winding them into balls.

Andrea
06-16-2006, 11:21 AM
Now is this one going to be for you? Or a gift? I love browns :inlove:

And if Bailey was anywhere near you as you were using your ball winder, I'm sure it was a blast!!! (How long before she stopped and said "I'm hungry"?? :rofling: )

DotMom61
06-16-2006, 11:50 AM
Now is this one going to be for you? Or a gift? I love browns :inlove:

And if Bailey was anywhere near you as you were using your ball winder, I'm sure it was a blast!!! (How long before she stopped and said "I'm hungry"?? :rofling: )

:roflhard: :roflhard:

Fortunately, they were BOTH already well fed. Brian is the one who wanted to become the expert on it. He insisted that we not touch the yarn while he was positioning it on the swift, and then he insisted that he show Bailey how to wind the yarn through the yarn holder & then he insisted that he coach her through the whole thing. :rollingeyes:

We finally insisted that he stop insisting and give us all a turn. :lol:

And this should be the last one as a gift -- unless another one of the nurses gets pregnant! :shock:

I'm going to use similar colors to eventually make my Constant Companion. Oooo ... can't wait!! :cheering:

knitqueen
06-16-2006, 12:09 PM
We finally insisted that he stop insisting and give us all a turn. :lol:


:roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard: Having kids myself, I can TOTALLY understand!! :roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard:

Kirochka
06-16-2006, 01:00 PM
I think the 15th would work for me!!! :shock: (The 1st won't...)

:pray: :pray:

Yeah, I am pale... pale with Aveeno smudges on the legs!!! :rollseyes:

Andrea
06-16-2006, 01:54 PM
I think the 15th would work for me!!! :shock: (The 1st won't...)

:pray: :pray:


:cheering: Chris might crab at me because of it since I'm off that weekend (or at least I think I'm off that weekend :shock:

KellyK
06-16-2006, 05:28 PM
OK - the 15th it IS! :cheering: :cheering: :cheering:

Hildie already told me that the 1st wouldnt work for her, either .....

Andrea, should we start buttering Chris up and start thanking him for generously lending you to us again? Shall we show him our collective cleavage?? :eyebrow:

KAREN.... YOU MUST COME TO THIS KNIT-TOGETHER SO YOU CAN MEET HILDEGARD! :mad:

Andrea
06-16-2006, 05:58 PM
Hmmm, I never thought about the cleavage!!! :thinking: Good thinking, KK! :thumbsup:

I don't think he'll get too upset--he can always go for a ride with his buddies :thinking: I could have SWORN he has something going on that weekend, which would be nice!

Andrea
06-17-2006, 06:41 AM
July 24th---the Yarn Harlot will be at My Sister's Knits (http://www.mysistersknits.com/assembled/home.html).

Hmmm...get together?? :thinking:

DotMom61
06-17-2006, 09:23 AM
That's a Monday ... do you know what time?

Julie
06-17-2006, 11:30 AM
I saw that yesterday and I was actually kinda sad that she's not coming to the Fold after all....I really wanted to go there. :( But of course I'll still try to make it to the city...just not as pleasant a drive. ;)

KellyK
06-17-2006, 12:49 PM
And, this is in ADDITION to the 15th, not instead of, right?? :(

MaryB
06-17-2006, 01:27 PM
:pray: :pray: :pray:
Please, please please-----let it be in addition to the 15th. I can make the 15th, but the 24th we will be in Maine.

Andrea
06-17-2006, 09:02 PM
Oh of course this is in addition!!! I just wanted to share with you guys! I wish it was at the Fold too, Julie! I am actually off that day, so maybe if none of you girlies go, I'll get Chris to go with me :thinking:

Julie
06-19-2006, 10:12 AM
I am SOOOOOO sad!! :verysad:

I had quietly been getting my ducks in a row to go to the knit-out...especially after Neil at Wool & Co was raving on Saturday about how awesome the giveaway prizes are....then yesterday my bf asked if I could possibly watch her DD on Wednesday.

Without even thinking I said yes -- she has a funeral and she watches my kids constantly, so my first instinct is always to say yes to her. Then about 30minutes later it hit me. The knit-out. Wednesday.

:verysad:

Lana
06-19-2006, 10:27 AM
I've been planning on being in Geneva for the knit-out, hoping nothing derails my plans.
There's an art fair happening that day also, something for DH and I to do after I get a knit tog fix.
I even started a project last week so I'd have something on needles to bring.
I'm not lovin' it, but it's going along rather fast.
I'll wear a bright colored cap, so someone can wave at me franticly, so I can find you all.

DotMom61
06-19-2006, 06:31 PM
Julie!!! :verysad: What a nice thing for you to do for your friend, though. But still :verysad:

Lana ... we'll keep our eyes out for you!! I have no idea what I'll be wearing, though! I guess it depends on what laundry I get done between now and then. :lol:


ETA: The link to W&C's latest newsletter (http://www.woolandcompany.net/AbsoluteNewsletter/Update_June_19_2006.htm) w/ article about Knit Out.

Julie
06-19-2006, 08:58 PM
And here's a link to a picture of my back! :roflhard:

http://www.woolandcompany.com/blog/sweater-wizard-demonstration/

Very cool class :thumbsup:

KellyK
06-19-2006, 09:01 PM
YUP! Id recognize that back anywhere! :rofling:

Andrea
06-19-2006, 11:13 PM
I can't wait for the knit out!! I have so much knitting stuff planned this summer between you guys and my guild, that I need a knitting calendar!! I'm so excited! I just informed Chris that I was going. :happydance:

Now I have to go get ready for work... :verysad:

DotMom61
06-20-2006, 02:01 PM
And here's a link to a picture of my back! :roflhard:

http://www.woolandcompany.com/blog/sweater-wizard-demonstration/

Very cool class :thumbsup:

:happydance: Julie's got back :happydance:




One more day 'til the Knit Out ... wish you ALL could be there. :(

Andrea, are you bringing a chair? I can throw an extra one in the car along w/ a blanket. I haven't heard from Vicki, either. I hope we can find parking places ... I hope it doesn't rain. :shock:

Lana
06-20-2006, 02:19 PM
I just got back from BIG LOTS with a lime green folding chair that matches my cap.
Ya think ya'll be able to see me coming?

P.S. It was a banner shopping excursion for me. Jo Ann's had the size and brand crochet hook I've needed for more than a year (YIPPEE), to replace the one that went down the heat vent, and that duck work is in the (YUCKY) crawl space.

VickiIL
06-20-2006, 02:34 PM
Well I don't think I am going to make it. Yesterday was aweful! A routine trip to Trader Joe's ended up in the emergency room. Nathan decided that he was too tired to walk and thought he would hitch a ride on the side of the cart. This tipped over the full cart of groceries. Nathan was pinned underneath the cart and Carson who had been riding in the child's seat went down with it. The cart was too close to the freezer and he hit his head on the freezer wall on the way down. Poor baby has a goose egg on the side of his head where it hit. Nathan's legs were all cut up and swelling. The EMT's couldn't get him to bear any weight on them. So we were it to the ER for x-rays and to get Carson checked out. Despite the pain, Nathan thought the Ambulance trip was the "coolest." The baby however did not share this. Both boys were strapped down to a board to immobilize them and Carson was terrified. He screamed for me the whole way. As it turned out Nathan's legs were intact suffering only a number of bruises and cuts and he was walking by the end of the day. Carson is also ok, although is determined never to sit in a grocery cart again. Poor thing.

Trader Joe's was awesome (of course they are probably worried they will be getting a call from my lawyer...but that just isn't me.) They even offered to deliver my groceries. (I live 45 minutes away!)

So anyways our week is now all changed around because we lost a day. The kids speech and ot therapy appointments that were suppose to be done early this week will need to stay on Wednesday as normal. The boys also have a follow up appointment with our chiropractor...and we are suppose to be having a garage sale this weekend so I will have to get ready for that at some point.

So there it is. My long explanation on why I won't be able to make it Wednesday. Have a great time without me. Take pictures for me!

Julie
06-20-2006, 03:06 PM
Oh Vicki, that's just awful!! :crying:

Glad everyone is okay!

DotMom61
06-20-2006, 03:10 PM
Vicki!!! :shock:

I'm so glad your sweet boys are OK. How did Madison manage to come through this unscathed?!

Truly, Thank God they're all OK. How scary for Carson. Poor little boo boo face. :(

DotMom61
06-20-2006, 03:16 PM
I just got back from BIG LOTS with a lime green folding chair that matches my cap.
Ya think ya'll be able to see me coming?

Lana --- We'll definitely be watching for your GREENNESS!! :roflhard:

Kirochka
06-20-2006, 03:28 PM
Vicki!!! Hugs to your kiddoes! :heart: :heart: :heart:

Andrea
06-20-2006, 03:31 PM
:shock: Yikes Vicki!!
Glad everyone is ok!!

Jules, I will bring myself a chair! Oh I hope it doesn't rain either!! It's supposed to, I think! :shock:


ETA: Oh goody!! There's a rain plan!!! :cheering:

11-3 :shock: :shock: Yikes. I probably shouldn't go to work tonight :shifty:

KellyK
06-20-2006, 03:48 PM
OHH! HUGS to the wumpkins, Vick!

I will be missing you all tomorrow!

Andrea
06-20-2006, 04:08 PM
11-3 :shock: :shock: Yikes. I probably shouldn't go to work tonight :shifty:

I'm not :shifty:

Lana
06-20-2006, 04:17 PM
Carson is also ok, although is determined never to sit in a grocery cart again. Poor thing.

This reminded me of an equally long story. The ending is:
He'll probably get over it, too.

What a scarey day. Are you "cool" in a crisis?

VickiIL
06-20-2006, 04:29 PM
[
He'll probably get over it, too.

What a scarey day. Are you "cool" in a crisis?[/color]

He has no choice but to get over it...with three kids he will be sitting in that cart until he's too big for me to physically get him in!

Normally I am pretty cool in a crisis but I have to say thinking was very difficult. My 7 yo ended up giving the EMT's everyone's birthdates. I just couldn't remember them!

DotMom61
06-20-2006, 09:48 PM
Poor Vicki :( Good for Nathan, though!! :D It's amazing how those simple facts just fly out of your brain when the adrenaline starts flowing.

Julie
06-21-2006, 10:19 AM
Is it bad that I'm feeling a teensy bit better about not being able to make it? Due to the craptastic weather and all... ;)

Have fun knitting inside!

Lana
06-21-2006, 11:08 AM
I just took another look at radar.
I'm optimistic, by 11:00 the rain will have moved on. :roflhard:

Andrea
06-21-2006, 11:12 AM
We're going to have fun anyway, Julie!!! Neener :P

:rofling: I gotta leave now!!!!

KellyK
06-21-2006, 02:45 PM
I just spoke with Julie & Andrea on the phone... Julie has qualified for the FINALS in the "fastest knitter" contest!!!

I told her that we expect her to split her prizes with us!


She thinks that, in that case, we'll all get 1 yard of yarn. :rollseyes:

Julie
06-21-2006, 03:06 PM
ooooooooooooooohhh keep us updated KK!!! :mrgreen:

Andrea
06-21-2006, 05:49 PM
Julie got 3rd place and got some hand painted Schaefer (sp?) sock yarn with a sock pattern (called "Miss Priss")

We each got to pick a hank of Cascade 220 on the way out...

And for our most embarassing moment...the woman announced "The first 2 people who can come up here with a stitch marker and a tape measure..."

She didn't have to finish her sentence, me and Julie jumped up and RAN to the lady...Julie was knitting socks with a marker on the needles, so she dragged her whole ball of yarn behind her and I threw my tape measure at the lady... :oops: not our classiest moment!!

But we each got a prize--Julie got 2 balls of Cascade Fixation and a sock pattern, I got 1 ball of it with a hat pattern...

All in all, pretty good day! :cheering:

But we lost the 2 Headed Knitter contest (got beat by teenage whippersnappers :rollseyes: )...each person held one straight needle and together you had to knit a row (one hand each)

sara_jayne
06-21-2006, 06:16 PM
That sounds like it was SOOOO much fun! Glad to hear you walked away with some yummy goodies! :cheering:

Are there any pictures?

Julie
06-22-2006, 12:35 AM
Yup, there's our Julie on the Wool & Co Blog....

http://www.woolandcompany.com/blog/knit-out-on-the-courthouse-lawn-aka-history-center/

:cheering: way to go!!!!


Ooh! And there's Julie and Andrea knitting together... :roflhard:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/71088170@N00/172182684/

VickiIL
06-22-2006, 08:08 AM
Glad you had a good time.

MaryB
06-22-2006, 08:32 AM
Looks like Julie and Andrea had a great time. Keep working on that two headed knitting------there is always next year!!!!

Vicki, hope your little ones are feeling OK. Who knew that shopping at Trader Joe's could be such a stressful experience.

Andrea
06-22-2006, 10:08 AM
:cheering: And those are the only pictures!

(We didn't take any!)

Angelia
06-22-2006, 11:31 AM
Oh, it sounds like you two had a blast! What fun activities! :thumbsup:

DotMom61
06-22-2006, 11:38 AM
Wow!! Thanks, Julie, for posting those!!! We're on the BLOG!! Wee hoo!

We really did have a lot of fun, and we're really lucky that we didn't hurt anyone on our mad dash to the Cascade Rep., We were pretty embarrassed afterwards. :oops: Yarn greed is a scary thing.

I'm trying to decide if that handpainted wool is enough to make a Lucy Bag. :thinking: I think I'd like it better as that than as socks. But I can't wait to try the Fixation yarn!!

We really need to get a larger contingency for this event next year. PLUS, we need to practice our Two-Headed and speed knitting!!! There's FREE YARN at stake!!!

And, Andrea, did you see me running back down the street to get my chair after we left? I got almost all the way to the car before I remembered. I still managed to get over there & pick up the kids on time, though. Whew. And what else did you buy before you left, my dear?!!1

Andrea
06-22-2006, 12:20 PM
No I didn't see you! :roflhard:

I didn't buy anything at Wool and Co ( :shock: ), but I stopped at Village Yarn and bought 3 hanks of tan Cascade 220 for Chris' sweater :thumbsup: (I didn't really like it in there though!)

Oh, and I wish I had 2 balls of Fixation so I could make socks... :verysad: I can't believe you just didn't give me yours!! Just like that greedy lady on the other side of me!!! HA!!

Hey, I don't know if I am supposed to post this here since they took it---but I really like this picture! :D

sara_jayne
06-22-2006, 12:26 PM
I think that is a great picture of both of you!

Julie I really do like your purple crocs! One of these days I'll get a pair.

I'm glad you let non-IL people in this thread - that way we can live vicariously through you all! :heart:

DotMom61
06-22-2006, 01:22 PM
That was fun ... and, really, we weren't too bad, were we? Considering we hadn't done it before. Did you know that the two girls who beat us were SISTERS? :rollingeyes: They probably sit around all the time two-headed knitting.

(Thanks, Sara ... they're kind of like a flashing neon sign, but I like them anyway. ;-) )

:thinking: You wanted my yarn?! I NEVER would have guessed that. :?eyebrow:

Andrea
06-22-2006, 02:58 PM
I say that whole contest was rigged then!!!!!!!!!!!111111111
:mad:

I neeeeeeeeed purple crocs!! :mad:

Kirochka
06-22-2006, 03:25 PM
I thought you had purple Crocs, Andrea! :?? What color were the ones you wore to Chix the time I was there?

Andrea
06-22-2006, 03:28 PM
I have black ones :verysad:

Julie
06-22-2006, 03:35 PM
Dude. I totally have to start practicing two headed knitting with my DD! :rofling:

DotMom61
06-22-2006, 06:31 PM
I have black ones :verysad:

Yeah ... but they're TOO small now.



bwwhahahdhhhdhahahahahahahahah :roflhard: hhahahahahahahaahah .... sorry, I tried to hold it in. mmmmsksssssssssshhhhhhh ha haha hahahahahahah :rofling: :rofling: :rofling:

DotMom61
06-22-2006, 06:32 PM
Dude. I totally have to start practicing two headed knitting with my DD! :rofling:

Absolutely!!! Now that I think about it, I think Amy said that's how she taught Sheldon to knit.

Andrea
06-22-2006, 08:53 PM
I have black ones :verysad:

Yeah ... but they're TOO small now.



bwwhahahdhhhdhahahahahahahahah :roflhard: hhahahahahahahaahah .... sorry, I tried to hold it in. mmmmsksssssssssshhhhhhh ha haha hahahahahahah :rofling: :rofling: :rofling:
:verysad: :verysad: :verysad: :verysad: :verysad: :verysad: :verysad: :verysad: :verysad: :verysad: :verysad: :verysad: :verysad: :verysad: :verysad:
If I were in person, I would do it too... :verysad:

KellyK
06-22-2006, 09:36 PM
Chix is having a 1st birthday event in September.... I was going to suggest some of those contests to Dana.... maybe you can reach an olympic level by then?

What other contests did they have??

Hildegard_von_Knittin
06-22-2006, 09:37 PM
hey we should all pair off and start practicing for NEXT year's contest!

Andrea
06-23-2006, 06:32 AM
2 headed knitter
Fastest Knitter
Faster Crocheter (sp?)
Knitting Quiz

:thinking: Think that's about it...

Lana
06-23-2006, 09:30 AM
Hmmmmmmmmmmm, been contimplating this for a while.

Hildie probably lives closest to where I live, but Sycamore is a pleasant drive in the country, also close to interstates for those who are willing to drive on them.

Jim agreed he could spend time in the garage for a house full of knitters.
We have lots of individual chairs and central air for summer comfort.

Any interest in a BYOL knit together? I'm hospitable to a point. There's always coffee (I prefer the fancy stuff, but there's a can of Columbian in the frig, too), herb tea and bottled water.
Alternative to bringing your lunch: there's an excellant Mexican restraunt in town and the fantastic Ollie's Frozen Custard stand in De Kalb.
Our house and yard is a no smoking zone, if there's anyone that matters to.

Most of you get together frequently, so talk among yourselves. Not much on our calendar, so if there's any interest and a date that works for many, it probably will fit on my calendar.
Just a thought.

DotMom61
06-26-2006, 01:23 PM
If I were in person, I would do it too... :verysad:




:shifty:



sorry ... I just couldn't help myself. :hiding:

KellyK
06-26-2006, 02:38 PM
Are we still on for Mosaic Yarn Studio in DesPlaines on July 15??

DotMom61
06-26-2006, 03:04 PM
I've got it on MY calendar!! :thumbsup:

Andrea
06-26-2006, 07:43 PM
Of course!

VickiIL
06-27-2006, 09:11 AM
Yep! I have already warned my family!

Hildegard_von_Knittin
06-27-2006, 08:33 PM
Lana are you coming on the 15th??

Lana
06-28-2006, 08:19 AM
Lana are you coming on the 15th??

It looks like the 15th is a wash for me. :(
There's a "cruise in" that evening at Tom & Jerry's in DeKalb,
and my driver will be polishing the Corvette during the day.

Hildegard_von_Knittin
06-28-2006, 11:17 AM
oooooooooooooo i love tom and jerry's. and corvettes. :thinking:

Lana
06-28-2006, 12:59 PM
oooooooooooooo i love tom and jerry's. and corvettes. :thinking:

Swing by on your way home from Des Plaines. It's almost on the way.

KellyK
06-29-2006, 12:48 AM
Goody Good. Ill call Mosaic tomorrow. My mom is gonna be SO excited!!! :cheering:

DotMom61
06-29-2006, 02:52 PM
So, is Mom going to come knit w/ us?!! :cheering:

wildforyarn
06-29-2006, 08:24 PM
I AGAIN can't make it. We are going on our annual family camping trip and won't be back until that afternoon, after finishing a four-hour drive from up north.

Aaaahhhh, I am destined to never meet the Illinois crowd and stay in my little home here out of state! :crying: Oh, I almost said where.....

Andrea
06-29-2006, 09:08 PM
Ohh WFY, that's sad!! :( Someday you will be able to come visit I'm sure!

KellyK
06-30-2006, 08:36 AM
I made our "reservations" with Mosaic for 11:00 Saturday July 15! :cheering:

My mom is DEFINITELY coming and she's ALL excited!!

WFY.... Im SO sowwy! :(

Andrea
06-30-2006, 09:11 AM
:thinking: I could invite my mom too...but she doesn't knit... :thinking: But she does have a credit card...DID I JUST SAY THAT! :shock:

MaryB
07-05-2006, 11:01 AM
:thinking: How could this thread slip so far down???

I'm looking forward to the stitch-in at Mosaic. 10 days and counting!!!

Kirochka
07-05-2006, 03:35 PM
I'm coming!!! ("The good Lord willing and the creeks don't rise..." ;) ) :cheering:

KellyK
07-06-2006, 08:47 AM
:cheering: :cheering: :cheering: :cheering: :cheering:

SO, we have:

Me
My mom (and you can all call her that...)
Dotmom
Andrea
Karen
MaryB
Vicki
Hildie??

Did I miss anyone? This is gonna be a nice crowd!! :happydance:

My mom will advise on a place for luncheon.

DotMom61
07-06-2006, 12:49 PM
:cheering: :cheering: :cheering:

Kirochka
07-06-2006, 01:43 PM
Why are there question marks after Hildie's name? She MUST come. She must break the spell whereby Karen is destined never to meet her!!!

KellyK
07-06-2006, 02:19 PM
I dont remember her confirming. :thinking:

Kirochka
07-06-2006, 02:23 PM
:(

MaryB
07-06-2006, 08:15 PM
Are we going to be allowed to bring treats and/or drinks to Mosaic? :?:

Hildegard_von_Knittin
07-06-2006, 09:19 PM
i did comfirm, KK said I could spend the night at her house. Maybe she forgot.... :help:

Andrea
07-06-2006, 10:02 PM
:cheering: Hildie and Karen are going to meet!!! :cheering:

Hildegard_von_Knittin
07-06-2006, 10:26 PM
who is this "karen" of which you speak???

Julie
07-06-2006, 10:41 PM
:roflhard:

Hildegard_von_Knittin
07-06-2006, 10:58 PM
of WHOM i mean, sorry.

sara_jayne
07-06-2006, 11:20 PM
:thinking: Mapquest says this event is only 5.5 hours from my house :thinking:

Hildegard_von_Knittin
07-06-2006, 11:39 PM
annnnnnnnnnnnnd afterwards, you can stay over at my house so you will be well rested for the trip back the next day!!!!

Kirochka
07-07-2006, 08:46 AM
I, for one, despite photographic and written evidence, don't believe Hildie exists... :shock:

I get to be proved wrong in just over a week! :cheering: :cheering:

Sara... you know you want to... :eyebrow:

sara_jayne
07-07-2006, 02:50 PM
I did check with DH and he said I could go! :happydance: Of course, I just worry about the drive with my shoulder....and I'd HAVE to knit that day despite what the doctor says! I'll let you know after this weekend!

Kirochka
07-07-2006, 02:58 PM
:cheering: :cheering: :cheering: :pray: :pray: :pray:

KellyK
07-07-2006, 03:23 PM
:cheering: :cheering: :cheering: :cheering: :cheering:

SJ... you could busy yourself with SHOPPING and you wouldnt HAVE to knit! :cheering: :cheering: :cheering:

Hild...that's fine. :happydance:

sara_jayne
07-07-2006, 03:50 PM
SJ... you could busy yourself with SHOPPING and you wouldnt HAVE to knit!

Um. We are broke. :rollseyes: I paid for 22 chiropractic visits in advance....but it is worth it. I might have to find a *little* money to spend! Of course, I'll have to knit. A stitch every 15 mintues! :rofling:

Kirochka
07-07-2006, 04:09 PM
GLEEEEEEEEEEEE!!! The Des Plaines Metra station is on the same line as the Cary station, the one closest to us!!!! DH can drop me off at the train! I don't have to drive!! Yeeee-haaa!!!! :cheering: :cheering: :cheering:

Hildegard_von_Knittin
07-07-2006, 06:24 PM
yippeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! :happydance: I get to meet karen and sara and get drunk and KK's house wooohooooooo!

KellyK
07-07-2006, 06:58 PM
And, the train stop is RIGHT ACROSS THE STREET from Mosaic!! :cheering:

Andrea
07-07-2006, 11:11 PM
:cheering: :cheering: :cheering: :cheering: :cheering: :cheering: :cheering: :cheering:

Sara Jayne!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11111111 111111111111111 :cheering:

Karen, maybe I'll take the train too :thinking: The Pingree station in across the street from my backyard :thinking: :thinking:

This is going to be the best ILLINOIS GET TOGETHER EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!111111111

MaryB
07-08-2006, 06:59 AM
We have such happy news at our house :heart: :heart: :heart: our daughter Kate became engaged last week-end. We love Andy and look forward to having him as part of our family. Andy's parents have invited us to their home next Saturday to begin planning the October "07 wedding. Maybe we can push the time late enough in the day so that my husband get get his golf game in and I can spend an hour or two at Mosaic. I guess I would have to consider the in-law invite as a priority------but really, we are talking about knitting here!! :thinking: :thinking:

Hope to see you for at least part of the day at Mosaic! :XX:

Kirochka
07-08-2006, 08:55 AM
Hmmm.... Mosaic is listed as a seller of Jordana Paige bags, I've noticed... this way, if they have any, I can look at them and decide if I should go ahead and tell DH about them for my birthday... :thinking: ... I can't really decide if I would really use one or not... :thinking:

Andrea, I'm planning on the train that gets to Pingree Rd at 10:03 and Cary at 10:08 (and Des Plaines at 10:44)! I just love the idea that DH can have the car and I don't have to drive! :happydance:

sara_jayne
07-08-2006, 11:15 AM
What time does this start? Is it at 11? I'm trying to decide if I should drive out that morning or Friday night - if it is early I think Friday night would be best because if there is traffic on Saturday morning I might not make it.

I'm seriously considering coming now - like 99% sure I am going to come!! I woke up this morning with ZERO pain in my shoulder!! :cheering: So, after 5 adjustments this next coming week I should be pretty darn close to being all better!

Hildegard_von_Knittin
07-08-2006, 05:13 PM
Sara that is GREAT news!!!!!!!

Mary, that is great news TOO!!!!!!!!!!!!! But you're right, it *is* knitting.... the wedding is a year and 3 months away... that's PLENTY of time to plan :-) Seriously, we know that's important, but if you can come for 2 or 3 hours that will be fabulous!!!

Andrea
07-08-2006, 10:50 PM
Andrea, I'm planning on the train that gets to Pingree Rd at 10:03 and Cary at 10:08 (and Des Plaines at 10:44)! I just love the idea that DH can have the car and I don't have to drive! :happydance:

Hmmm, sounds good!

I just realized today that I work Friday night, so I'm going to be tiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiired at the knit together on ZERO hours of sleep :( :( :( Then we're going out to dinner that night with friends so I'll probably be up for more than 24 hours straight :shock: :shock:

KellyK
07-09-2006, 02:35 AM
I think you are probably right, Sara... a 5-hour drive to get here by 11 is gonna be tough.

COFFFFEEEEEEEEEE, Andrea!! :lol:

DotMom61
07-09-2006, 08:55 AM
Wow ... so much news here!!

Congrats on the engagement, Mary!!! That's really exciting. Have you met the future in-laws yet?

Sara .... YAY!!! :cheering: ... I'd invite you to stay here on Friday -- especially since we're on the closer side of IL for you -- but I think we're having dinner guests that night. :( (Not that it's a big deal, but I think my in-laws are staying over, too, and we only have one guest room.) If plans change, though, I'll let you know!!

Andrea -- you can't catch even a widdle nap?? You poor thing -- you can curl up on a couch there, and we'll wake you up when something exciting is about to happen. :thumbsup: :heart: Can I bring you some coffee ... or donuts? :D

Kirochka
07-09-2006, 09:49 AM
Sara, you could stay with us too - I'd thought you were staying with Hildie, but if you do need a place, we have two guestrooms. (Hope you don't mind a slightly, er, messy house...) We're in Algonquin (http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&country=US&addtohistory=&searchtab=home&formtype=address&popflag=0&latitude=&longitude=&name=&phone=&level=&cat=&address=&city=algonquin&state=il&zipcode=).

ETA: Andrea, poor sweetie! You'll be so tired! Definitely curl up on the couch if you need to!

KellyK
07-10-2006, 08:35 AM
(I dont think Mosaic has a couch)

Hildegard_von_Knittin
07-10-2006, 09:05 AM
YAY!!! SJ is going to stay with me on Friday :happydance:

sara_jayne
07-10-2006, 09:06 AM
:happydance: I'm coming!!!

Hilde graciously has offered to let me stay with her :heart: so I took her up on the offer! I will be coming in Friday night and probably leaving Satruday after the get together (I'll need some quality time with DH on Sunday! :heart: ).

Thanks Karen & Julie for the other offers! :heart:

I'm so excited to meet you all! :cheering:

Andrea
07-10-2006, 09:25 AM
(I dont think Mosaic has a couch)

MaryB
07-10-2006, 09:56 AM
Andrea--------want me to bring an aerobed? I'm sure the ladies at Mosaic would not mind a queen size blow up bed in the middle of their shop.










Just don't snore! That could be a problem. :rofling: :rofling:

Andrea
07-10-2006, 09:57 AM
:roflhard: :roflhard:

I may try to take a quick nap when I get home from work...but sometimes that makes me feel worse :thinking:

Hildegard_von_Knittin
07-10-2006, 10:03 AM
Hmm, Andrea, I think you might be coming down with something... you look a bit peaked..... I hope you don't have to take off work on Friday.... that would just be terrible....

sara_jayne
07-10-2006, 10:03 AM
:roflhard: :roflhard:

That sneaky sick only on the 5th day flu?

Andrea
07-10-2006, 10:06 AM
I thought about it, but with my :inlove: Rookie :inlove: I think that would be irresponsible of me :( :( I hate being all responsible and stuff :verysad: If I didn't have :inlove: Andrew :inlove: I'd definitely be calling in!

But I wouldn't give him up for anything!! :inlove:

sara_jayne
07-10-2006, 10:07 AM
Won't Andrew be sick too? ;)

A tired Andrea is better than no Andrea! :cheering:

Andrea
07-10-2006, 10:08 AM
:thinking: Maybe Andrew should come for training purposes??? :thinking:

I love that SJ is on the IL thread!! :happydance: :cheering:

Kirochka
07-10-2006, 10:13 AM
SJ is an honorary Illinoisan! (Is that right? Illinoisian? Jeez, I've only lived here seven years in the fall, you'd think I'd know.. :rollseyes: )

sara_jayne
07-10-2006, 10:14 AM
I think everyone should be an honoray Illinois person!

I do appreciate you letting me crash your get together! :cheering:

Kirochka
07-10-2006, 11:05 AM
During my first IL get-together in January, not only was I new to the group, I wasn't even a knitter yet (I had started teaching myself over a year before, but my thumb started killing me and I had stopped and forgotten everything... which was a good thing, because I was doing something terribly wrong... it was before I found KH)! I brought needles and yarn but I couldn't even remember how to do a knit stitch! :shock: They're very welcoming...! ;)

KellyK
07-10-2006, 02:30 PM
KAREN! Whaddaya mean "they" are welcoming?!?! YOU are a part of our WE!

As are you, SJ! You arent CRASHING anything!! :cheering: :heart: :cheering:


I asked my mom (her name is Gloria, btw) to recommend a place for lunch.... she said Cheeseburger in Paradise is right around the corner, walkable, and has outside seating for if its nice outside! How does that sound?

And, werent we all just talking about CBIP somewhere in the blogs?

Kirochka
07-10-2006, 03:46 PM
I meant "they" then, Kelly! Now I definitely feel part of the "we"! :heart:

Kelly, my mother's name is also Gloria! And so is my best-friend(-except-for-Jerry) Lynne's mother's name! :shock: :shock:

Cheeseburger in Paradise sounds fine to me, since I know I can get a veggie burger there! :thumbsup:

VickiIL
07-10-2006, 06:10 PM
Cheeseburger in Paradise sounds fine to me, since I know I can get a veggie burger there! :thumbsup:

If that's true, it sounds great. I love a good veggie burger!

I can't wait...I really need some "girl time/knitting time" Actually just any time that isn't "Mommy Time" would fit the bill!

It'l be fun to have Sara Jayne and Kelly's Mom join the group! I never even thought of inviting my mom...(Although she's a crocheter...) She is coming with me to Stitches.

Lana
07-10-2006, 06:40 PM
:verysad: :verysad: :verysad: :verysad: :verysad:

I wish I was going! :crying:
(whining) I wanted to meet Kelly's mom, too.

My older daughter, who lives less than 10 minutes away from where you all will be, is coming out to our house to spend the day with mom & dad. :happydance:

Maybe there will be a next time :waving: .

Andrea
07-10-2006, 11:01 PM
I keep thinking I should invite Judy (my mommy)... :thinking: But she can't knit or crochet... :( And she had double carpel tunnel surgery last fall and is still sore, so she wouldn't even be able to do it :( :(

MMM...CBIP...beeeeeeeeeeeeeeeer :drooling:

Hildegard_von_Knittin
07-11-2006, 12:11 AM
Oh lana :verysad: I feel like an *** for not making more of an effort to knit with you since you're so close.... What's going on for you on Thursday? The Yarn Exchange is open until 6:00 :eyebrow:

DotMom61
07-11-2006, 01:21 AM
Cheeseburger in Paradise sounds fine to me, since I know I can get a veggie burger there! :thumbsup:

I'll be veggie burgering with you, Karen. I'm counting points now, too. I just couldn't stand it anymore. Ugh.

SaraJ ... I'M SO HAPPY YOU'RE GOING TO BE THERE!! Yippee!! It will be really nice to meet you, and you're definitely not crashing .... and I'm getting really incoherent 'cause it's now past midnight, and I really must go to bed now ... can't wait to see everyone on Saturday!

Lana
07-11-2006, 09:05 AM
Oh lana :verysad: I feel like an *** for not making more of an effort to knit with you since you're so close.... What's going on for you on Thursday? The Yarn Exchange is open until 6:00 :eyebrow:

Don't feel bad, Hildie. Your life is busy.
On the other hand, the biggest thing happening in my life this week is:
I have to go to the dentist tomorrow morning. :wall:

I wish I could intice you to come to my house. The chairs are only marginally more comfortable, but the lighting is better. :D

Kirochka
07-11-2006, 09:08 AM
Andrea, your mother doesn't have to knit! She could just come hang out! (Like I pretty much did at the first get-together I was at!)

Andrea
07-11-2006, 09:15 AM
She does have a credit card, like I said earlier... :thinking:

But then I couldn't talk about DH :| Or Andrew :inlove:

:roflhard:

Julie
07-11-2006, 09:50 PM
My ducks are in a row and I can come! :cheering:

There was that small matter of the 3 and 5 year olds who would be alone for two hours Saturday morning between my leaving and their dad coming home....but now I've got that covered :thumbsup:

And I have some fun money to spend! :happydance:

DotMom61
07-11-2006, 11:58 PM
Yay, Julie!! :cheering:


And, Andrea, I'm gonna have to go get caught up on this "Andrew" ... is it all in your blog?

Hildegard_von_Knittin
07-12-2006, 12:09 AM
:cheering: yay julie!!!

KellyK
07-12-2006, 07:50 AM
so NOW, we have:

Me
My mom
Dotmom
Andrea
Karen
MaryB
Vicki
Hildie
Sara
Julie!!!

:cheering: TEN!!! :cheering:

:happydance: :happydance: :happydance: This may be the BIGGEST IL knit-together EVER!!! :happydance: :happydance: :happydance:

ETA: I just sent off an email to the owner of Mosaic, letting her know the group has grown and asking for a group discount!! 8-)

Kirochka
07-12-2006, 08:24 AM
:cheering: :cheering: :cheering:

DotMom61
07-12-2006, 09:30 AM
:happydance: Group Discount, cha cha cha :happydance:

Andrea
07-12-2006, 09:39 AM
Yes, Julie, Andrew talk is in my blog. He's my cutie rookie I'm currently training... :D Page 268 (http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting/forum/viewtopic.php?t=5387&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=4005) for a picture :oops:

DotMom61
07-12-2006, 02:57 PM
:roflhard: :roflhard:

I found it ... I just hope *he* doesn't find it!!! :shock: That would be rather embarrassing, wouldn't it?!

Andrea
07-13-2006, 10:34 AM
:oops:
Hence the reason I'm not taking my laptop to work or telling him the website address!

DotMom61
07-13-2006, 10:41 AM
:thumbsup: Smart girl. ;-)



OMgosh ... can you imagine if he *did* see it?! How embarrassing. Ack!! :doh:

Hildegard_von_Knittin
07-13-2006, 02:38 PM
what's the word on the discount?????

KellyK
07-14-2006, 08:26 AM
No word yet.... could be that Darlene hasnt been in to see it, ORRRR they are just ignoring me. :rollseyes:

ITS TOMORRRROWWWWWWW!!!!! :cheering: :cheering: :cheering:

Hildegard_von_Knittin
07-14-2006, 04:51 PM
Hey guys, check this (http://photo.weather.com/interact/photogallery/?from=home_dwp) out... The daily weather picture on weather.com is from, like, 2 seconds away from DM's house (okay, not 2 seconds, but you know).

They sky was pretty wicked looking here, too, this morning!

YAY TOMORROW!!! Everyone bring your tank tops, it's going to be H O T.

And I made presents for all attendees!!!!! :happydance:

Julie
07-14-2006, 06:22 PM
ooooh, presents! :happydance:

Kirochka
07-14-2006, 06:54 PM
Grumble... gorram cramps... grumble... it would happen NOW... grumble... just in time to be cramped up at the get-together... grumble... must swallow lots of naproxen sodium... grumble...

:rollseyes:

Can't wait to see all y'all! :cheering:

(ETA: Right on schedule, but still, annoying...)

Hildegard_von_Knittin
07-14-2006, 07:17 PM
:roflhard: karen

OMG CLICK HERE FOR THE BEST NEWS E_V_E_R!!!!!!!!!!! (http://knittinghelp.com/knitting/forum/viewtopic.php?p=211413#211413)

KellyK
07-14-2006, 09:33 PM
If anyone needs directions to Mosaic Yarn Studio, they are HERE (http://mosaicyarnstudio.com/contact.html). :thumbsup:

DotMom61
07-15-2006, 01:16 AM
Hey guys, check this (http://photo.weather.com/interact/photogallery/?from=home_dwp) out... The daily weather picture on weather.com is from, like, 2 seconds away from DM's house (okay, not 2 seconds, but you know)

Well, that's probably about 5+ miles south of here. When was that taken ... today? Yesterday? I don't remember hearing any thunderstorms rolling through here today @ all. Now early, early this morning (about 2 am) this gigantuous thunder clap scared the pee waddins out of me. I just about sat bolt upright in bed. :shock: That's all we heard, and then it was basically done.

That is a really skeery picture, though, Hild. :help: I'm kind of a baby when it comes to thunderstorms.

KellyK
07-15-2006, 01:36 AM
[this gigantuous thunder clap scared the pee waddins out of me.

:shock: Um.... I dont think you're really supposed to have any of those IN you in the first place, Jul! If they hadnt gotten SCARED out of you, you might have had to see someone about getting them REMOVED!

DotMom61
07-15-2006, 01:43 AM
:thinking: You have a really good point there, Kelly. I think I'm really happy for that thunderous clap last night. You are SO smart. (And you can quote me on that. ;-) )

Hildegard_von_Knittin
07-15-2006, 02:26 AM
I don't know when it was taken, Juls... this morning I guess? It was REALLY dark and yucky when i got up around 7am.

didn't mean to skeeer you though :help:

Andrea
07-15-2006, 08:54 AM
:cheering: THE DAY HAS ARRIVED!! :cheering:

Angelia
07-15-2006, 09:00 AM
Have fun you guys! And don't forget to take lots of photos for those of us who *sniff* can't be there! :heart:

KellyK
07-15-2006, 09:57 AM
WE WUV YOU, ANGGG!!!! :heart: :heart: :heart:

Im ALL excited!!!! :cheering: :cheering: :cheering:

Please remember to oogle my mom's knitting....

Julie
07-15-2006, 10:40 AM
This time I WILL NOT forget my camera!!

KellyK
07-15-2006, 08:43 PM
OK - I think I took the fewest pics of the bunch, but here we are! Im PROUD to say this is the largest group we've ever had.... TEN!

I LOVE these chicks.... :heart:

Ellen Edwards
07-15-2006, 09:34 PM
YAYAAYYAYYAYAYY!!!!! Thanks Kelly for posting the pics!! You ARE all beauti-gorgemous!! You all look so happy and you got a great looking Jordanaabg there. Someone's very famous boobies are LOOKIN' GOOD there--and that smile too!!

Hoping for lots MORE pictrures ya'll--I've been thinking how great it must be for you all to be there together, sharin' in the fun!! One day...., gee, I'd like to be able to travel to Il! :thinking:

Shandeh
07-15-2006, 09:36 PM
Have fun guys, and tell us all your stories when you get back. How fun!
:cheering: :sunny: :cheering: :sunny: :cheering: :sunny: :cheering:

Dilly
07-15-2006, 09:47 PM
Beautiful Pictures! Especially the group photo! :cheering: :cheering:

So... What was the gift that Hildie made for everybody? Or was that last picture her gift?

DotMom61
07-15-2006, 09:48 PM
Thanks for the pics, Kelly!! I didn't even get my camera out of the car! And SHOOT I forgot to look through those magazines!





Kelly stole that bag right out from under me & Hilde tried to get free food with her boobies.

KellyK
07-15-2006, 10:23 PM
OMG Hildie made everybody the COOLEST most AWESOME presents!!! Each of us received a wine glass that she had HAND PAINTED with designs and witty knitticisms! Mine says "Fiberbates in Public". :roflhard: PERFECT, since Hild & I made up that word together. :heart:




That poor waiter at Cheeseburger in Paradise couldnt take his eyes OFF of Hildie's "gifts to the world"! :roflhard: