Friday, June 13, 2008

Knitting heaven

I'm currently in Columbus, Ohio attending the 2008 Knitters Connection knitting convention. Being a new knitter this is a whole new world for me and there's so much to learn. I'm having a lot of fun and I think I've gotten a little better. 

Since I have my kids with me and family in town, I can only sneak away for part of the time. Yesterday was my longest day there with a class from 1:30pm - 4:30pm. Then out for an early dinner at Buca di Beppo. A massive thunderstorm hit at around 6pm. It was so bad that this bird tried to fly into the restaurant to avoid the weather.

We got stranded so headed back to the bar. We were a spectacle there pulling out our knitting projects and pounding shots of some Italian, lemon flavored concoction.

When the storm finally subsided, we headed back but not before some of my friends donned trash bags with face holes cut out that they got the restaurant to give them (I won't humiliate them by publishing those pictures). We got back in time to hear those crazy kids from Ravelry give their presentation. They talked about how their awesome website came to be. With all their positive energy, it was hard not to enjoy what they put together for us!

Today I went shopping at the Knitters Market and got some awesome goodies. I can't wait to dig in to the DVD and a pattern I bought by Lucy Neatby. I took a class from her on Wednesday and she's a fantastic teacher. Her "happy stitches" cracked me up!

On a completely different subject, halfway through typing this post, I got the news of the death of Tim Russert. What a terrible, terrible loss. This presidential election will not be the same without him. Rest in peace, Tim Russert. You will be missed.

1 comment:

David A. Davison said...

I have been following Ravelry's blog for a while (go Bob!). I have no idea what their site is about since I'm not a knitter, but you are right that they are excited about what they do.