Well, it was sunny when I was there yesterday!
As I expected, my train was horribly late Friday night — I didn’t get to the hotel til midnight. Gahhhh! But Saturday more than made up for the inauspicious start to the trip. When my car pulled up to the first event of the day, here’s what I saw outside the entrance to The Tangled Web:
Great sign, huh? It was even better inside!
I spent several wonderful hours with these lovely ladies, talking, laughing, knitting, signing books, and, uh, drinking wine spritzers. I was also delighted to see Martha again. I wish this shop were up the street from me — I’d never leave!
Here’s my official portrait with the ladies who run The Tangled Web:
Will you look at that wall o’ yarn behind us? Swoon.
They accompanied me to the door and watched while my driver, Dave, leapt out of the car and opened the door for me. No, I would never get tired of that.
Second stop of the day: Loop. Wow! another fabulous shop filled with fabulous women. This is the view from where I was sitting.
And the offiical portrait with the Loop staff:
I love the spectrum of colors in the yarn behind us.
I was delighted to meet Anne Marie, who I “know” from my blog comments.
Clearly, she knows me all too well, because she brought me this as a gift:
And here is Michelle, modelling her outrageously gorgeous feather and fan Koigu shawl:
Here’s Michelle from the front — isn’t she cute?
We all had a wonderful time, but way too soon, it was time to leave. Fortunately the train home last night was uneventful and less than half an hour late.
Today we are just hanging around at home.
And Lucy says “Thanks for the wonderful new catnip toys, Linda!”
So . . . what are train delays good for?
I fnished my second Deirdre sleeve. Wahoo!
I’ve not seamed Deirdre, though. I got distracted by something else . . .