I stayed up way past my bedtime last night but it was totally worth it.
Twas a long day yesterday. I left the office at noon for damage control at the Aveda spa. But I had the foresight to buy my copy of Mason-Dixon Knitting before my appointment.
Okay, I hate how long it takes to get one’s hair colored, cut, and styled.* My appointment took three hours. But yesterday was the most delightful three-hour hair appointment I have ever had. And I have Ann and Kay to thank for that.
I read Mason-Dixon Knitting from cover to cover and those three hours just flew by. I loved reading about how these ladies met online and how their online connection blossomed into a real-life friendship. (Psst! Hey, L-B — does that sound familiar?) And the supporting cast were people I know! Ooh, there’s Polly! And Emma! And Becky! And Rachel, I saw you in Chapter 6! Ooh! Ooh!
This book is like a plate of wonderful cookies — but with no calories. An assortment of yummy treats, all different, all special, all beautiful, and all very, very tasty. The photography is beautiful and the patterns are alluring and compelling. How compelling? I now want to knit a cotton bathmat. And I can’t for the life of me imagine why that never occurred to me before. Just sayin’.
Meeting Ann and Kay at their book signing at Knit Happens was the icing on the cookies. Two nicer, friendlier, more charming women you could never hope to meet. I want to be their best friend and I’m betting I’m not the only one who was there who felt that way.
Speaking of friends you haven’t met yet, Jacinta was here visiting from London! I was so happy to finally meet her in person!
So here I am with my new best friends: Ann, Kay, and Jacinta.
Um . . . Knitting Progress?
I did get a fair amount done on my second sock yesterday.
But I confess that I have not touched Kerry in a couple of days. And tonight I have the joy that is laundry to look forward to.
But I’ll make some progress over the weekend.
Lucy was very pleased that so many people missed her and asked about her. I got home late yesterday and she was all excited and needy, and was not in the mood to be photographed. That is all.
*Wanna see the hair? Click here for a pop-up!