Monday, June 24, 2013

Knit Out.

Not to be confused with the Knit In we do in August, or World Wide Knitting in Public Day which also happens in June, my BFF and I participated in a Knit Out at a store in Southern PA called The Knitting Cottage.  This was a wonderful day!

It was really warm for early June so we were a little worried about knitting outside in the heat, but there were a few awnings put up under a cluster of trees.  All day there was a lovely breeze.  I didn't get hot at all.

But it was really the people who made this day special.  Of course any day with the girl who's known me longer than any friend on the planet is a good day.  But the group of knitters that spend time at the Knitting Cottage are such a friendly group.  We have knit at different stores over the last few years, but this group was special.  They treated us like they had known us forever.  They even invited us to knit with them on Saturdays.  One of the girls said, "Sometimes we go out to lunch after a morning knitting!"  It was like we were locals.  I felt completely at home at The Knitting Cottage.  I just wish it wasn't over an hour and a half away from home.

When we arrived under the tents they handed us one of those "Hi My Name Is" stickers.  Some people hate them, but I don't.  It's a way for people to get to know you.  And the ladies all took the time to learn our names as they spoke to us.

While there I cast on a new pattern.  A few friends and I are working on "Racing Raindrops" from Churchmouse Yarns and Teas. This is the first time I have knit with beads and I love it!  It's a simple procedure to add the beads as you go instead of pre-stringing them.  I can't wait to be able to wear this baktus-type scarf in the near future.  It's a very easy pattern but a great way to begin with beads.

I bought some lime-green DK-weight cotton to make this hat.  I'll blog about that in a couple days, I think.  I also got a frixion pen.  Have you found those yet?  They're great erasable pens.

It was a terrific day.  A week later we celebrated WWKIP at another of our favorite stores in the opposite direction.  I'll tell you about that another time.

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