So I realize I'm tardy in posting, but better late than never right?! And, I'm also having computer issues, so that slows me down a lot. I need to buy an external hard drive and start backing up my data. And, then research new computers...fun times!
But, speaking of fun times (and I mean that in the real sense of the word!!), I thoroughly enjoyed myself at this year's Spring Fling. As always, Sheri put together a fabulous event!
I arrived on Thursday around lunchtime and met up with some fabulous ladies (thanks Lori for driving - so nice to have a local show us around) to grab lunch and go to Knitty Couture. What a lovely yarn shop! I was, however, good and resisted buying more yarn lovlieness. : ) Then a few doors down was Pi which we heard is a favorite of President Obama. The pizza was delicious!
Soon, my friends from last year started trickling in and it was wonderful to see them in person. We chat almost daily via Plurk but it's always nice to hang out. And, looking forward to seeing some of them again in October when we travel to Rhinebeck - which will be a first for me! : ) We picked up our pre-ordered cupcakes (thanks Leslie for organizing this) and spent time in the lobby until it was time for dinner. And, what did I have? Well, more pizza of course, lol. That's because I had not tried the toasted ravioli pizza that I heard is a must try as well. And, it was tasty. : ) Then, if I wasn't already full from all of that, we had the welcome dessert reception! Yummy! Tried a sample of a few different desserts. Then spent some time knitting and also getting to know my spring fling swap partner, Gina - she is just as sweet in person. So glad we got to spend time hanging out. : )
And, on Friday, my first order of business was to go to Loopy Central and shop in person. I was proud of myself for being really good - when I get a chance I'll upload pictures to this post. The cutest thing was this little peacock that will display several mini socks as his feathers. Can't wait to knit some of those up and create a new display! So much fun! In the afternoon, I took a beginning lace class from Anne Hanson. She's a great instructor. And, love her patterns. It was mostly a refresher for me - I probably could have handled the Advanced Course, but it was already full. Maybe next year?! Then, more knitting in the knitting lounge with my friends - old and new.
Move along to Saturday. I had a free day all day. The intent was to go to the gym. Well, we all know that didn't happen, lol. So, I just spent time hanging out in the knitting lounge and having a lot of good laughs with friends. Later that evening (side note: had St. Louis style pizza that night for dinner - because again, it's a must try - andit was yummy too - the cheese is different but I liked it), the wonderful Darth Knitter lead us in a fun new song that she wrote to recap the event. I'm not a singer by any means, but this is something I enjoyed being a part of last year and wanted to do again this year. We've even got a youtube video to capture the moment! It was so much fun. Thanks again Tammy for organizing this!
And, then before I knew it, it was Sunday and time to go home. I didn't go to a baseball game like I did last year, so was home at a much more reasonable hour. I took the following Monday off to relax and rejuvenate. So many happy memories again this year. Feel so blessed to be a part of this wonderful community...
So, until my next adventure (which starts very soon - will be heading to NYC this afternoon, more details to come...), take care all...