A Sunday in Eau Claire
If you came across this blog and read that I spent part of my weekend in Eau Claire with a Yarn Harlot, a Beadslut, a Cursing Mama (and her Mr. Motorcycle), a Hyvetyrant, a really wound-up Deb -- in fact, she's Wound Too Tight -- and that Chris was Stumbling Over Chaos (and Mayhem, too) and into Yellow Dog, and that I yearned for the Rogue I saw... I wonder what you'd think.
You might think I had a damn good time!! And you'd be right -- I most certainly did -- and it was all quite respectable! That's Deb, Chris, Shari & Betty along the left side of the table; Mr. Motorcycle & Cursing Mama, Anne, Beadslut and Jeanne. My sister was
dragged along, and was the only quilter I saw at this great gathering of knitters -- she is passionate about many things, so it really was not difficult for her to grasp the whole thing and be entertained and "get it."
We had a great time at Yellow Dog and kitty-corner at the Acoustic Cafe. It was a blast playing "Spot The Knitter" and "Name That Knit." There was some beautiful work being worn. I had finished sewing on Fib's buttons Saturday and then gave it a light, overnight block around the seams -- it was still a bit too damp to wear on Sunday, and I would have roasted! As it was, I took off the gray cotton sweater ($10 at Target a couple of years ago, thanks) and just wore the shawl over my shirt!
Just as she wrote in her post, Beadslut and I were first at the door of the Masonic Temple when the doors opened -- with about a dozen close on our heels and a warning that there would be many, many more. He wasn't expecting to see anyone, I'm sure, and I think we kinda scared him! There was a huge open area surrounded by a gallery and I thought, whoa, Stephanie can show us her cartwheels in here! It was not really going to work, so we got busy and hauled in some chairs.
With a Hyvetyrant, who is wearing a beautiful Clapotis, and me -- Vicki -- holding the Harlot's Fleece Artist sock. I was knitting on the moebius during the talk, also in Fleece Artist... more on the weekend's knitting and unknitting tomorrow.
The Olympic button poster was the very coolest thing!!
I can walk right up to Dan Marino and stick my hand out and say, "Hi, I'm Vicki, I love the way you play football," but I'm not comfortable in my blog moniker skin -- or at least not saying it. Ifind it difficult to say "I am Knitorious." I'm thinking that I just have to practice, though, because it can't be any easier to say "I am a Yarn Harlot," or "...Beadslut." That should be a lot harder. ; )
I'm sorry that I didn't a hundred other bloggers who were there -- I think kmkat was there (didn't meet her), Stephania was there (didn't meet her). It's worth a look-see at their posts -- that handknit sock
ritual ring was the coolest thing! Speaking of rings, there was a coming together at Yellow Dog -- Joyce Williams and Dixie in their stockinette, me in cable. ; ) I wasn't thinking and didn't get a good picture of Joyce's incredible sweater!