Working out Nicely

I was very happy with the execution of my plan of attack for the Frolic.  I did my research, got there early enough to whip around before things got crowded and so was able to locate the things I was interested in. Then I went back to the booths I had targeted and did my shopping. Lapsed time - 40 minutes.

With that accomplished I felt free to wander about looking at this and that, flipping through pattern books, handling lovely yarn bowls wondering whether I'd enjoy using one, staring at the wall of Shetland colours for a while imagining the "someday" possibilities...that kind of thing.

With both concrete and fanciful "shopping" complete I met with Brenda and Sandra and Sandra's friend Susan for coffee. Sandra left the first comment I ever received here and it was Sandra who made me Christmas PJ pants in celebration of her birthday. We live within half an hour of each other yet we've never met so it was great good fun to finally sit across from her and get a chance to ask her just how she is sooooo productive. (Knitting, sewing, beading, working, parenting, cottaging, gardening)

I had also hoped to quiz Brenda in detail about the amazing construction of her Colour Block Cardigan wherein she ingeniously integrated a combination of two contiguous set in sleeve techniques and but darts but time among the yarn fumes ran too short for that. :( I've made a promise to myself to catch up on those details next time Brenda! I hope you're game!)

With all of that I was still home in time for lunch, a bit of knitting on Deco, some yard work and bbq'd cheeseburgers to celebrate a long awaited warm and sunny Saturday!

Photo evidence of my purchases will have to wait until I get my camera back from Number One Son. He's had it at school for the last few days of his time in residence this year. Tomorrow we move his things home and Wednesday he will follow. ( I don't really understand the disconnect between him and his stuff but at this age and stage I know its probably better not to!)

Tonight is Craft Group and I'll be casting on the first sleeve for "Deco" amid the crazed crafting chatter. I'm not sure what I'll be baking and taking so I'd better get to that!

Thanks for dropping by today!


Lorraine said...

Sounds like you have the Frolic down to a science. I assume you are referring to Camilla Valley's wall of Shetland. Isn't it amazing.

And at your son's age, it is best not to ask.

Brendaknits said...

Colour Block discussion on the agenda. I'll even bring the sweater.

Sel and Poivre said...

That's exactly the wall of Shetland to which I refer! Funny, I was thinking of your beautiful work too. I don't know if I will ever be able to "think in colours" the way you clearly can!

Sel and Poivre said...

Oh thank you! I will probably need the visual aids to fully understand it all!

Mary Keenan said...

Gah! How on earth did I miss you there? I was almost certainly parked at the Stoddart booth outside the lounge while you were having your coffee ;^) It really was a great day - can't wait to see what you got!

Sandra said...

You make me sound like some kind of superwoman. You forgot to mention that I can do all that stuff because I let a lot of other stuff slide... Which reminds me, I must muck out the house one of these days...
We live close enough that we really should arrange to get Brenda down here for a knitting meetup more than one or twice a year! It was great to get together!