Today was the last day at City Knitting- the last day to enjoy each other, which we did. Thanks to the many who came, young friends and old (and injured.)
Thanks for all the cards, thoughtful letters and hugs. Thanks, Cathie, for the wine you brought, four “flavors” in all! Thanks, Carol, for sharing your sofa with my family. It made it home and will never be put to such good use again. I believe there are three boys on it now, playing video games. I know, it’s a cryin’ shame.
At least Carol won the “guess how many balls of yarn are left contest”. Her guess was 60, and she was off by one, winning herself two hanks for socks. Kim won the spending contest- an amount frighteningly close to her paycheck totals.
Leslie, the last yarnie left in the store, turned out the lights then snapped this shot. In my arms on the way out are a half-bottle of wine, an almond cake, letters, a heart ornament, and my last bit of Christmas knitting. My mom-in-law requested a Holey Squares Scarf as a momento. Since it’s my eighth one, I found myself doing an occasional (p2tog, yo) on the purl rounds, just to keep it interesting. Four hanks of Berroco Jasper were used in this one. Pattern is here.
A moment with the tea kettle to relax the seams, and presto! One more present to wrap tonight.
So, goodbye for this year. I’ll see some of you in the new year at my house for social knitting, or for classes. Appointments for help and class signups can be made after January 4 by following the contact info on the classes page.
Heartfelt thanks, Lorilee