Maybe next time.
Zip, We had quick deli food next to the yarn shop, so we'd have more time for knitting!!!
THE CHARLOTTE GET-TOGETHER WAS A SMASH-HIT!!!
Lestrella was at Knit One Stitch Too before me, so we said goodbye to her hubby, then went inside together. It was COLD this morning! Lizzitude got there soon after, and we all introduced each other. We got through the initial phase of hellos and figuring out the logistics of the yarn shop, then we started relaxing and having fun.
We were just starting to wind down and head out for lunch when we got a phone call from Lissalue. She was coming!
So, we hung around a little longer so she could see the shop too.
I was the only one buying yarn, so I wandered off by myself to check out their stash. The others will have to tell you their end of the story, because I was in DEEP THOUGHT. I fell in LOVE with the Mountain Colors yarn.
After all my work, I chose only ONE skein of Sockotta sock yarn in a pretty spring colorway, some stitch ring markers, a small needlegauge, the latest Interweave Knits, and a tiny wooden cable needle. Everyone said, "You're gonna pay 3 dollars for that toothpick?"
I said, "Yes, I am."
At the register, I handed the guy my purchases, then immediately sang out "When the Saints Go Marching In", in order to get a 5% discount. (They are having a Mardi Gras sale.) Then, Lizzitude let me hold a purple and green headband as a decoration so I could get another 5% off, then I said "Let the Good Times Roll" in French to get an additional 2% off. It was fun.
The register (computer) was acting up, and the poor guy at the register looked like he was processing a payment for the very first time, so it took FOREVER to ring up my purchase. Lizzitude and I just stood there waiting. When Liz was paying for her purchase, I had to sing again, because she wasn't interested in singing for a 35 cent discount on her one booklet.
OK Liz, you owe me 35 cents. :?
When we got to the door, someone called out at us, and threw some beads to me!!!
After our shopping excursion at Knit One Stitch Too, we went next door to eat hotdogs, chicken and french fries at a small deli. I was afraid that someone would think we were "Red Hat Ladies" because of my purple beads and red sweater.
Then, we headed over to the library. Our reserved conference room was a PERFECT spot to sit and knit. We really enjoyed our time in there. We each did a little "show and tell" with our yarns and patterns and projects, then Bear arrived to join the group.
After we all said hello to Bear and settled down to knitting, Bear passed something over to me and said, "That's for you." I was like, "What? NO WAY!!!" She gave me a set of Denise Interchangeable Needles!!!!
Thank you Bear!!!
After I stopped hugging her and doing some major rejoicing, I got back to business and did a short demonstration on the basics of drop spindling. (Bear kept calling me the "camp counselor"
With all the needles clicking, we soon started talking full force.
Bear was just starting a new sweater, so she kept saying, "Hang on, I'm counting"
I was starting a new pair of dark blue socks for a friend of mine.
Lizzitude was making a pretty yellow thing, with some nice purple flowers knitted in at the bottom.
Lestrella was working on a nice blue sweater.
and Lissalue was working on some pretty purple socks.
I can't remember all we talked about, but it was WONDERFUL. We had a GREAT day together, and had a difficult time saying goodbye.
I really enjoyed seeing everyone today!!!