Saturday, May 12, 2007

knitting things

I just spent the morning doing knitting things with Alyssa. We work together, but she's also a great friend so, it was nice to hang out outside of the confines of work. And... she's a knitter on whom I may be a bad influence ...
We started out with mini lessons at my house this morning over coffee and then took a field trip to Knit and Stitch = Bliss and then Stitch DC. It was by far the best experience I've had at Knit and Stitch to the point I'm ready to say that I like it there and am going to add it to my favorite stores list. All the ladies working and hanging out, while mostly 20-30 years older then us, were super friendly, funny and gave us some great ideas (I walked out with a new pattern they photocopied for me!) I bought some new yarn, but will wait to unveil the finished product in a few weeks, as its a surprise gift. I also dented the wallet with another set of addi turbos, this time in size 15! yay! Alyssa did some shopping at well and it was a ton of fun, though the wallets suffered when I should have been behaving myself. sigh.
A few quick pictures... The tall guy gave me flowers on Thursday that were too pretty not to share...
and, this is the longest my hair has been in over 10 years. Strange, but true. It's getting a trim in about a week and a half...we'll see how it ends up!
Off to play outside!


  1. Yay for the updates! I like your hair ! It's almost as long as mine is right now. I don't get the spinning things - when you visit, can you bring them and some not done yet-yarn to show me how it works? There is a place in Porter Square that has lots of spinning classes, but they have like a wheel-thingy. I bet Mike would like spinning... :)
    ~ MKick

  2. Totally late to commenting, but mkick cracks me up.

  3. I will bring the drop spindle home in June. Its just an itty bitty version of a wheel. Think $15.00 versus $500+