It's been a good weekend of knitting friends - old ones and new ones...
I went to a new-to-me coffee shop and met my friend Tina. We ate a really great lunch and then we knit. It was so nice to knit with someone. In a great chair, at a great little cafe, with a great friend. We chatted - it's been too long - so many things to talk about. She is a relatively new knitter so I had fun being a mentor. I gifted her the Thermis Cowl I knit, for her birthday - I put the buttons on this morning under the buzzer. Two women at the cafe approached us and commented on it - they liked it but didn't know what it was - I assured them that cowls are the thing. Tina raved to this ladies about my knitting skills so much I was embarassed - in a good way. aw, shucks.
On Friday, I was at a gathering at my husband's work place when his co-worker's wife sought me out. She started something like this..."I'm really not a stalker" - I was charmed for real. It was so nice to be in a place where bikes are made to have a chance to talk knitting with a serious knitter for an hour. As a purely-for-the-fun of-it-biker-fish out of water I suddenly felt comfortable. We chatted up about Ravelry, patterns, gatherings, what knitting is to us. It was nice to meet you Jeanie! Remember you promised to comment *wink, wink*
On Saturday, I finished The Story of Edgar Sawtelle. I ramble on about it here. I really have to recommend this one. It appeals, at least in part, to the animal loving part of me. My nickname is not the Pied Piper for nothing - it is not uncommon for me to have a cat or dog, or both next to me no matter where I am - putting on my make-up, taking a bath, reading, writing on my blog (hello, Ernest - who is at my knee right now). Peaknit the Pied Piper - kinda works. Anyways - if you read, I'd love to hear what you think - the reviews might be mixed, we'll see.
Finally, I also did some more spinning this weekend, I had a very nice fiber related weekend - but it's hard to divide my time between my favorite-est albeit selfish things to do, knitting, spinning, reading. A working mom only has so many hours in the day - and I think I need to spend more of them sleeping for awhile. Night Night bloggy friends.
**ETA: I just listened to Oprah's live webcast with the author of Edgar Sawtelle, David Wroblewski - listening absolutely added to the richness of this moving book for me. It made even deeper sense of things for me. Just an FYI, the webcast will be available on Oprah.com tomorrow and the podcast on ITunes.:)