Smiles all around – a product of a day devoted to friends and yarn!
Jonvieve + Liz and me @ WEBS
Last Friday and Saturday were banner days – days completely devoid of scheduling and meetings, conference calls and general work – it was all about meeting up with good friends, enjoying some yummy food, and yarn.
Kris and I got to Connecticut on Thursday. Liz and I had planned to meet for some time (we met very briefly at Rhinebeck’s Ravelry party last fall…) as we talk on Twitter almost daily. We also contacted Beverly and planned the afternoon.
We started at the Connecticut Historical Society in West Hartford. Their needlework exhibit was in the final days. We marveled at the embroidery, cross-stitch and sewing skills of the 18th and 19th-century pieces; the majority of them done by children and teenagers. Remarkable skills and beautiful work.
Following the exhibit, we went to a coffee shop for some knitting time, and then followed the evening up with dinner at an Indian restaurant in Windsor. Finally, we went to Creative Fibers in Windsor for their knit night. It was a lovely way to end the day – and such a joy to meet Bev, who has been a knitting contact for years through this blog, Ravelry, and Twitter.
Liz, Jonvieve and I made plans for a trip to Northampton, Massachusetts the next morning for the “pilgrimage” to WEBS. We also called my old friend and Rhinebeck roomie Kelly, who drove over from Cambridge to meet us.
The three of us drove up from CT and met Kelly. We decided to eat first at the Paul & Elizabeth’s Restaurant (great food with several vegan options), and then make our way to the yarn shop.
Kelly and Liz were on a mission to find some good cotton yarns for crochet projects, and I was just soaking it all in, and as you can see, draping myself with crochet afghans. I tried to be practical and bought yarns for specific projects, and with big plans for spring/summer knitting. Those plans and yarns require another post in the near future
I wasn’t fully prepared for the amazingness that was WEBS, and the coziness of Northampton town. An afternoon was a nice little taste, but I could easily spend a few days there… hopefully that will happen some day!
We ended our day with knitting at Woodstar Cafe in Northampton. Liz was making mittens, Jonvieve cast on for a lace shawl, Kelly was crocheting a potholder, and I was working on the Albers cowl. A perfect day of fun and friendship in a beautiful place~ thanks for the memories, ladies!