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January 23, 2009

From Susan — Let the Festivities Begin!

Filed under: Updates — lv2knit @ 10:26 am

The Bohus exhibit starts this weekend and dignitaries from around the globe are converging on the Twin Cities — one notable name is Wendy of WendyKnits.  I was invited to a soiree last evening to welcome her to town.  It was in the fashionable warehouse district: upscale, trendy, cosmopolitan, sophisticated — of course, I was completely unfamiliar with the area!  Couldn’t find the place to save my life.  I finally got there because of Brad’s brilliant (baby steps) instructions, “Yes, turn right — yes, right there.  I can see you from here.  You’re doing fine.” 

The hostess: warm and inviting
The food: gourmet
The setting: out of a movie — think steel, glass, leather

I felt like a kid whose mommy and daddy let her stay up during a grown-up party!  I’m sure they thought we were all hicks because the knit-bloggers were taking pictures of everything, like tourists! 

I talked to some very wonderful knitters: Wendy, of course, Chris (from Stumbling Over Chaos), and Kmkat (aka Kathy at Kmkat and Her Needles):


We also met the hostess’s lovely mum, Donna.  She was elegant and lovely and fun:

Donna with their HUGE Standard Poodle — handsome as a movie star!

It was a great kick off to a sure-to-be fab weekend.  Today I await Surly’s arrival.  She has been quite ill the last couple of days, so she may not be able to make it.  XXXXXXX (crossed fingers!)

PS: Sally made it onto the plane so there is hope!!


  1. Can’t wait to hear all about the rest of your weekend. Hope all goes well.

    Comment by Cornflower — January 23, 2009 @ 11:25 am

  2. Isn’t Cat an amazing hostess? Last night was so much fun! My fingers are crossed that Sally feels well enough to come out for the event!

    Comment by Wendy — January 23, 2009 @ 11:48 am

  3. I am sooo living vicariously through all of you that are there. I hope Sally makes it. Fingers crossed.

    Comment by anmiryam — January 23, 2009 @ 12:03 pm

  4. I am so missing Minneapolis right now! Ah well. Looks like a fantastic time was had by all!

    Comment by PlazaJen — January 23, 2009 @ 12:05 pm

  5. It was great fun to get the chance to talk and giggle with you last night! I love how the knitbloggers ended up huddled on a corner of the couch…

    Comment by Chris — January 23, 2009 @ 12:41 pm

  6. Yours are the first pictures to make it onto the internet. We knitbloggers are such a nerdy — but social and fun! — bunch, aren’t we? I loved seeing you again and getting to chat with the group. Hope Sally feels well!

    Comment by kmkat — January 23, 2009 @ 5:33 pm

  7. It was great meeting Sally. She hung in there like a champ. I hope tomorrow feels much better for her.

    Comment by twinsetellen — January 24, 2009 @ 12:02 am

  8. Have fun tomorrow! I will be jealous all day long while I’m working.

    Comment by Pam/2muchfun — January 24, 2009 @ 1:40 am

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