Wednesday, October 10, 2007

I just love knitters

This may seem like an obvious thing to say, but I really love knitters. We're just so friendly! All we want is to work on our projects and fawn over the projects of others. We read the blogs of total strangers and congratulate them on their achievements, large or small. We're generally thoughtful, say please and thank you, and try to help each other out when one of us has strayed from the path.

Yesterday Kate-the-Enabler and I met up with Robyn and Jenn for an afternoon of knit and baby talk. I had a lovely time, despite Maxime being cranky and not letting me get two stitches in. We've been reading each other's blogs and emailing back and forth for a couple of weeks now, and it was great to meet them in person.

Robyn even managed to turn Kate into a consumer rather than an enabler (!), and brought over a Cookie A pattern and some yarn from her shop. I don't know if two skeins of Louet really qualifies as stash, but now that she's fondled "quality" yarn, I'm sure we'll get there in due time :)

Today I'm absolutely exhausted. Maxime woke up twice last night (he's teething. No! He has a cold. No! It's a growth spurt.), and I'm beginning to get the sniffles. But I'm a woman on a mission! I need to finish the Tulip Baby cardigan today, because the deadline for Rhinebeck is fast approaching and I want Emilie's sweater to be ready to wear when we go. And besides, Phil and I have a bet on who finishes his/her current project first (his kite versus my sweater). 20$ to the winner.

2 comments:

Kate-the-Enabler said...

A very nice afternoon - thanks for suggesting Igloo. I liked it :)
I like my yarn too - and two skeins is definitely stash....I'm sure. Even if it is a rather sedate colour by most people's standards. ;)
Hope you're getting a lot of knitting done on the tulip - I'm really looking forward to seeing pics of the finished product. And the kite too. AFTER the sweater. Can't have you down $20 after all, not with Rhinebeck coming up.

Jennifer said...

Thank you! We had a great time too! The food was yummy, but next time I have to try the gelato!