most of my day was spent hanging out with marie, whom without I would still be in the middle of chinatown. it was so fun to chat with her about fibers, yarns, and general life stuff…in person. I talk to her almost every day, so it was about time we finally chatted in person! I was in awe of her spinning skills, let’s just say the tiniest laceweight on a spindle while talking and walking. she’s insane but I love her for it. why wouldn’t I when she gifts me with silk/merino, cashmere, and optim wool rovings (the batts on the left are from steph, the pink and brown is alpaca/merino she gifted me and the mini blue one is merino she did up for the spinout)? yes, I know, I’m very lucky…and I need to become a better spinner stat so I don’t feel bad ruining all that fiber.
towards the end of the day we headed down to the point, where we met with carrie, I can’t believe it took me this long to meet carrie! we’ve known eachother for a year and you could tell, because after hugging we were talking and knitting as if this were our regular meetup. I love her so much that I even forgave her for working on a crochet project instead of knitting (and it’s a gift for her mom so I couldn’t say too much). we hung out for a few hours with the nicest, cutests knitters at our table. unfortunately, I didn’t catch their names but one of them was knitting a sleeve our ella rae wool and her best friend was knitting lily chin’s reversible rib shawl from a vogue knitting book. why am I giving so many details? because I know they read this blog so I’m trying to out them out of lurkdom so I can email them. so say hello won’t you?!
I headed back to philly before dinner time and carrie was sweet enough to drive me down to chinatown…so I got to see the car! you know, THE car. what can I say, I still find it funny and weird when things from blogs ‘come to life’.