Monday, January 30, 2006

Nothing extra in my scarf!

Dear Laura:

I miss SO much since I don't have kids! I was, however, glad to read that it was drool on the scarf. There are other things that would have been even less pleasant! A little "pre-chewed" chocolate never hurt anybody....

I finished my red scarf on Friday night. I attached the tag and mailed it off "Priority Mail" on Saturday morning. I had looked up the closest Einstein Bagels...and it was a two-hour drive to Indy, so getting it in the mail on Saturday was very important to me. I'm not opposed to driving to Indy, but my weekend was a little full already.

On Saturday, I packed my knitting and some snacks and pj's, and headed to Berne, Indiana to the Schug House Bed & Breakfast.
The Knit-In group from the Wool Barn had rented the whole house for the night. There were 9 of us...and 9 rooms, so we each had our own room with private bath. Not that we spent much time in our rooms!

We pulled extra chairs into the parlour, and the yarn and needles just flew! Several people brought new knitting books to share, so we all got to browse those. Debbie and Sally brought a couple of books and yarn shade cards so that we could pick out items to make as samples for the Wool Barn Grand Opening in April. We'll get a 25% discount off the book and yarn to make a project and they will display it for 4-6 weeks. Then it is ours to keep.

I'm going to make a fair-isle hat from the Green Mountain Spinnery book. It's the stained-glass pattern, and looks very much like the cover on the book. I'm thinking of using it as my project for the Knitting Olympics hosted by the Yarn Harlot. It's doable, but it will be a challenge, especially with my schedule.

So, it was a grand weekend and we're already planning to do it again. We also formed a local guild for our area. We are the Noble Knitters (The Wool Barn is located in Noble County...) and we'll be meeting the 2nd Monday of each month. We are going to focus on opportunities to do some knitting for charity, so I'm excited about that.

I am so glad that you took up the red scarf project! Your scarves looked great (mine looked like yours, so you can do a mental picture, since I forgot to take a picture in all the rush!!) It's a cause that tugged at my heart as well, and I'm going to keep an eye out to see if they offer the opportunity again.

Well, more later...

Cynthia (aka Designated Knitter)

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