Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Of COURSE there are famous knitters!

When I told my husband last week that I'd been invited to have coffee with a famous knitter, he was all like, "Cool." He wasn't nearly as giddy about it as *I* was, or as I would have been if someone else had told me s/he was going to meet a famous knitter.  I'd have been all, "Who? Where ya gonna meet?  Whatcha gonna talk about? Tell me, tell me!"

But my excitement was enough for both of us.  Last week, my dear friend Jan said she'd been in touch with Kay Gardiner (yes, THAT Kay Gardiner of Mason-Dixon Knitting!) who was in town bringing her daughter back to campus.  Jan told me that Kay would have a bit of time to meet up at a local bakery on Saturday morning, and asked if I would like to join them.

Uhhhh, YEAH!

So we did.  We chatted, we ate brownies (and I may have had TWO red velvet cupcakes), we drank coffee.  And we knitted.  

And before it was all over, we took a selfie.  And it was Kay's idea!

It was a perfectly wonderful way to spend a perfectly wonderful afternoon.  I look forward to meeting up again some other time when Kay comes down Ohio way.  

In other news, I've spent a chunk of the summer adding my stash to Ravelry. Yup. After many years of flat-out avoiding this task, I decided that it would be a great way to help me remember what I even HAVE in my stash (since it's all tucked away in gigantic plastic bins, and can't be displayed nicely on shelves like my very own yarn store).  I'm finally to the bottom of the sock yarn bin. Next up will be the laceweight and other skinny-ass yarn.  Then I'll tackle the overflowing bin of sweater yarns (mostly worsted). Fiber stash will be next, and then any odds and ends after that ... knitting needles and crochet hooks, maybe? It's a big task for sure, but taking it in smaller pieces sure does make it easier. Stay tuned for more.  I may finish this task before next summer!



  1. what a nice Saturday

  2. I'm very, very jealous. VERY. Both of your organization skills and that you met Kay!

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