A Curmudgeonly Visit
Nothing like spending a few hours with a someone who has the same level of passion for knitting and fiber.
Marilyn came down on Saturday for an espresso, lunch with Thaddeus and I and a visit to Twist. She wore her latest completed project, the Campanula, and also showed me the same sweater in progress for her daughter. Both were beautiful, and much nicer looking than even what she shows on her blog. It was a perfect day.
First off, she came bearing a gift.
This is the UK Knitting Magazine that Jean had told me about, that referenced my blog in a KnitBlog article. I never expected to actually see the magazine here in the states, but Marilyn was able to find it at B&N. It was a very complimentary paragraph.
Second, I got a chance to buy some yarn (I have never entered Deb's store, and left empty-handed).
This is the Kaffe Fassett Regia sock yarn that I had heard so much about. I have seen this on the web, but two of the colors were too difficult to resist when I saw them in person. Here's a closeup of the two colorways.
While at Twist, we got the chance to chat with some fun knitters. Steve, who works there is always fun to be around (and stunningly good looking, if I haven't mentioned it before), and Deb has hired a new woman to work there as well, who is very nice (Susan, I think is her name). Cissy was also there, and she is always either working on something interesting, or talking about something interesting, or both.
Finally, we got a chance to eat at my favorite Thai restaurant. All-in-all, it was a wonderful time.
Even before Marilyn came for a visit, I had totally abandonned my Aran pullover, to start a crochet lace tablecloth that caught my eye, of all things.
I'm glad for the progress I've made so far. I'm not sure I can maintain this pace for the entire tablecloth (I'll need about 134 more of these stars), but I'm enjoying the fine crochet.
Then, as soon as I got the new Regia with Kaffe colors, I had to start on that as well.
These socks, when finished, I will wear with great joy.