Hi, everyone! It has been a while, but we are still here. My work life is hell, my home life busy, my knitting languishing, BUT I did get to Knit Out last Sunday at Brookdale Mall. Ahh, what can I say about Brookdale? It appears to be on its last legs! Stores have closed, food vendors have disappeared, but lots of knitters showed up and we had a ball.
Here you see Shelley, Michele and Paula, waiting to answer questions at the Knitting Experts table — and there were some! Several people brought their troublesome knitting projects along and sought advice. Our three experts could handle anything!
A lot of people hung around, knitting and chatting.
That’s what my knitting trio did: Mary, Emily and I sat and knitted and showed people what knitting is all about. We each brought projects to show off the diversity that is knitting: lace, fair isle, beadwork, cables. A lot of people stopped by our table to gawk and talk. There were many familiar faces and some new friends, too.
Guild volunteers were also set up to teach people to knit. The display was very cute (sorry, no picture) with stacks of lovely colored yarn, each skein with a set of needles. They were given to new knitters for free with their lesson so they could continue at home. This little knitter-to-be was adorable:
She worried me because she was eating Cheetos the whole time she was there — non stop! You know what ‘Cheetos fingers’ look like: bright orange paste! She was sweet and darling, but did not speak English so we couldn’t tell her not to touch the knitting (the aforementioned lace, beadwork, fair isle etc.!!!!). She never did, so my worries were unfounded, but that has never stopped me from worrying before! 😉
Now, if you are a woman of a certain age, you feel the loss of a great actor and beautiful man. In his day, Paul Newman was George Clooney and Brad Pitt rolled into one, and then some! OMG! Paul used to visit Minnesota regularly to race at the Brainerd Speedway. My former boss met him and has a picture with him, his arm draped around her shoulders. ::Swoon::
I am slowly working on the second sleeve to my Aran Wrap. Then I tackle the peplum. Fall is here and I am into my sweaters, so I better get going!
P.S. From Sally:
Here’s a photo of Mr. Newman that I am rather fond of.