Saturday, March 18, 2006

The knitters go out!

This afternoon a bunch of knittyboarders gathered in the lobby of the hotel to meet. Enallagma9, Bryghtrose, Kirsti, me, polarg, and Joanna - bitterknitter (taking the picture). The "Magnificent 7".

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We met and went from there to Newbury Yarns to look around and drool over yarn. After hitting Windsor Button, grabbing some food, and losing a few along the way to other commitments, Kirsti, polarg, bryghtrose, and I headed back to the hotel for some knitting and chatting. We soon realized we were all knitting socks.

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Add those to the three handknit pairs we were wearing between the four of us and you get a lot of socks!

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I also had to share the Jaffa Cakes.

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Fun was had by all. Maybe too much fun, when we realized it was 10pm and we should probably go home. ;)


Blogger veritas said...

you lucky knitting kids, all being able to hang out together.

so many socks, so little time...

9:06 PM  
Blogger helen said...

yay zebra socks!
man, you really are short, aren't ya....
anywho. sharin the Jaffa love. mmmm.
i seem to write random comments that attempt to be funny. huh.

9:31 PM  
Blogger Stariel said...

I'm not short, they're just tall!

I'm 5'4", not that short!

9:39 PM  
Blogger Kirsti said...

Yay! Thanks for blogging and getting the pics up so fast. Getting to meet you and Jenn really made my Boston trip. Hopefully I'll be out this way again soon.

6:13 AM  
Blogger enallagma9 said...

Hey, I'm only 5'3"and even I feel tall around Stariel. (could have been my clog heels...)

I missed the Jaffa cakes - poo.

That was a LOT of fun - let's do it again!

7:40 AM  
Anonymous Rose said...

I had so much fun. Thanks for being our photo-journalist :)

7:58 AM  
Blogger Karen said...

I'm jealous. :)

But I have Bean and Valerie coming over there! :)

8:13 AM  
Blogger Zonda said...

Wow! Looks like you all had an awesome time! How cool to meet up with people you usually only meet on the net! (well except for Jenn) :)

8:39 AM  
Blogger Jerry & Maxy said...

What fun! And I love being able to put names with faces...and some socks :).

9:41 AM  
Blogger Larjmarj said...

Love the pic of all of you wearing your hand knit socks. It reminds me of the old Steve Martin skit...happy feet...happy feet! :-)

9:37 AM  
Blogger mf said...

WOW! What happened I didn't get the invite...;o(((( You's don't like me no more???? I would've made the drive up...with my socks in tow... Let me know the next time.. I've never been to Newbury Yarns not yet...

3:54 PM  
Blogger bitterknitter said...

I had a great time yarn browsing (and maybe a little yarn shopping) with you! It is always a treat to meet other knitters.

11:01 AM  
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5:59 PM  
Blogger gourdongirl said...

I removed previous one coz it went all funny when published!!!! Here goes again.

Looks like you all had a great time. Who knows I might get to meet up with you all some day. However I will be meeting Scott and Glittrgrl at Woolfest in June.

Looks like you all enjoyed the jaffa cakes......LOL

6:04 PM  

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