Em (Everybody Loves Saturday Night), Rachael (My Glass house), Bethany (Rachael’s sister), and Maeve (Knitting Musings) met me downtown for a knitting meet-up. We had such a blast. We sat in Union Station, working on our knitting, then had lunch in a restaurant there, still working on our knitting. I was soooooo tempted to blow off work for the rest of the day and hang out with them til they had to leave for New York, but I was a good girl and went back to the office. After a two and a half hour lunch.
Here we are, knitting in public! Bethany is not pictured because she was acting as photographer.
Rachael brought me a “Knitting is Sexy” bumper sticker. As you can see, I wasted no time putting it on Xena’s bumper.
I think it’s wonderful that I can meet up with four people I’ve never seen before, feel an instant connection and kinship, and have the time of my life. Blogs can be a very good thing indeed!
But golly. I have no FOs to show you today. Am I a slacker or what??!!
But I can show you some progress on my Haiti tank.
The Dale Kolibri I’m using to make this is beautiful yarn — 100% Egyptian cotton with a lovely sheen to it. And I love this color. But it’s not particularly enjoyable to knit. I have my usual cotton complaints. Very unyielding, non-stretchy yarn. I feel like I’m knitting with string. Blurk.
But I think that Haiti is the perfect design for this type of yarn. No ribbing to stretch or sag, and a simple boxy shape. I think it’ll be very cute when done.
The actual color is more forest green than shown here. I took the photo without flash, because the flash made it look too shiny and obscured the pattern.
Oh, and I can show you some progress on Abby, too, as I worked on it during lunch yesterday, as well as on the train. I absolutely love this yarn! It’s so soft and springy and fun to knit. Must . . . buy . . . more . . . Lana . . . Grossa . . . Point . . .
By the way, I posted the particulars of my Not-Colinette Poncho on the Official Poncho page, so anyone who would like to know what yarns I used and how much of each, check it out.
Don’t hate me because I am beautiful!