My current work in progress:

1. Drachenfels, designed by Melanie Berg, knit from Madelintosh Pashmina in the Black Walnut, Seasalt, and Mineral colorways on a 4 mm (U.S. size 6) needle.
2. Myriad stealth projects.

Oklahoma Weekend

I returned home last night from my Oklahoma City, totally exhausted from a fun-filled weekend. How is it possible that the weekend flew by so quickly?

MY plane landed in OKC late Friday afternoon and I was met at the airport by three of my very favorite people in the world: Stacy, Keri, and Muriel. We checked me into my hotel, then headed over to Cattlemen’s Steakhouse, where Mary, Courtney, and Laura were waiting for us and we had a very yummy leisurely dinner. The place was packed and we were lucky to be put into a private room.The food was fantastic! I’ll be sure to watch Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives this weekend, because Cattlemen’s Steakhouse is one of the featured eateries on this episode.

On Friday morning we headed out to the National Cowboy Museum — here we are:

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Here’s just Muriel and me with a full view of the statue:

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The rest of the weekend was spent at SWAK in the City: classes, a party, and just all-round yarny fun!

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Here is the one photo I took:

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Oklahoma sunrise!

On Saturday night a bunch of us headed over to Muriel’s house for good food, margaritas, knitting, and a whole lot of laughing.

Here’s Muriel and me under a tree outside her house. I love seeing the leaves change!

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I had such a wonderful time, but was happy to return home to my sweet Lucy. Today she’s been staring out the window:

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This is what she looked like when I left the house on Thursday:

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While I was away, it turned into autumn here. The view out my window:

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And another view:

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Book Giveaway!

The Random Number Generator chose Susie B to win my copy of The Polymer Clay Cookbook. Susie, I’ve emailed you, but my email has been wonky today, so if I don’t hear from you soon, I’ll try again!

Speaking of The Polymer Clay Cookbook, the authors have posted a tutorial for making stitchmarkers on their blog, here.

Comments

  1. Wow your hair has really grown. I like it.
    .-= southparknitter´s last blog ..This weasel won’t pop =-.

  2. We had such an awesome time that I’m already looking forward to your next trip here, whenever that may be!!
    I have toe cuppage and am really enjoying my first adventure with socks! Thanks so much for all your wonderful tutelege. You rock!!
    Margarita anyone???
    .-= Muriel Correa´s last blog ..SATURDAY! SATURDAY! SATURDAY! =-.

  3. I’ll take a margarita. I was secretly glad that my picture was not posted lol. I had a wonderful time!
    .-= biomaj5´s last blog ..Happy Birthday and (almost) knitiversary to me =-.

  4. Dr. Jackie says:

    Whatever is that large animal next to Lucy’s chair?

  5. Lucy looks like she is looking out the window waiting for her Momma to come back!

    The large animal looks suspiciously like a sheep to me. Either that or an albino buffalo.
    .-= Ariadne´s last blog ..“Why weren’t you here today?” =-.

  6. Glad you made it home safely, love the photo of Lucy looking out the window.

  7. The National Cowboy & Western Heritage HOF & Museum is possibly my favorite museum anywhere. I make sure I spend an afternoon there every time I go to OKC. I love it and hope you really enjoyed your visit!
    .-= DPUTiger´s last blog ..A Tale of Two Tabbys =-.

  8. I love Guy and the Triple D…will keep my eyes open for that…..glad you’re safely home and that you had a wonderful time….

  9. OMG! I recognize that view especially the black building I used to live not far from there, probably just down the road a bit! Moved away from the area several years ago, small world.

  10. The class was wonderful. I enjoyed meeting everyone! What a talented designer you are. I will never do cuff down socks again. Can you tell I don’t like kitchner’s?
    Lucy looks so comfortable.
    I am looking forward to another class/workshop sometime.;-)

  11. Last year as I passed through OKC we stopped at the Cowboy museum.
    It was a great museum!! I am also doing my first ever sock from your
    toe up instructions. Its going great.

  12. It sounds like you had a ton of fun. One of these days I’m going to go on another knitting trip. My last one was at least 2 years ago!
    .-= Seanna Lea´s last blog ..selling hand knits =-.

  13. Sounds like you had a blast. I’ve never been to Oklahoma (one of only ten states I’ve missed *brushes off shoulders*) but I really want to. And the Cowboy Museum!

    Does Lucy “hunt” birds through the window, or does she just like to stare?
    .-= Virginia´s last blog .. =-.

  14. Sherie Adams says:

    So glad you enjoyed our fair city. The National Cowboy Hall of Fame (whatever its current name is!) is my favorite and the Museum of Art is my second favorite. We have memberships in both so we go often. Cattlemen’s is the BEST but we watched it on DDD two weeks ago – maybe the schedule varies by region. We seldom eat there without taking home a container of salad dressing. Like Lulynn and others have said, I am now sold on socks from the toe up. Thanks for your patience in teaching both classes on Saturday. We are so fortunate to have Keely and her two SWAK locations to take care of our knitting needs and our yarn addictions, and she also sees to it that we get plenty of opportunities to learn. Come see us again!