March 05, 2006

Still working...

No, I’m still not done. I’ve got some of a sleeve and the collar still to finish, so it will probably take a few more days, since I can’t devote much time to it at the moment. But I’m still hopeful that I’ll manage to finish it before the last of the cold weather, so that Mark can wear it at least once. I hope.

I do have something exciting and knitting-related to report, though — at least it was exciting for me! This past Wednesday I was in Halifax, and somewhat unexpectedly at a loose end for the evening. So, although I didn’t think it would work, I emailed Steph, whom I’d never met, but had exchanged comments with. I gave her my cell phone number, and lo and behold, within half an hour she’d called me and arranged to pick me up, take me to a restaurant for dinner, and then take me to the local Halifax Stitch and Bitch! I had a fabulous time — it’s amazing how comfortable I was with someone I’d (technically) just met. We had a great Thai dinner, and then went to a local coffee shop, where I also met Morgan, Moe, and FrozenExtremities, as well as several other lovely ladies. It was a real pleasure to sit and knit with others — I’ve really missed that! And, to top it all off, Steph gave me these lovely stitch markers:

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Thank you so much to Steph for picking me up on a moment’s notice and showing me such a good time! I’m so glad we managed to connect, and I really hope I can get down to the Halifax area again soon, to catch up with you again!

Posted by Aven at March 5, 2006 10:38 AM
Comments

Aven,
It was so great to meet you! You’re definitely welcome at the HRM SnB group any time you’re in town.
The stitch markers look so cute on your sweater!

Posted by: Steph VW at March 5, 2006 05:01 PM

It seems you had such a lovely time in Halifax - let’s hope you’re going to be able to do that again soon! Oh, and the stitch markers are so lovely!
I’m looking forward to seeing the photos when your sweater is finished - have fun knitting, and best wishes from Austria!

Posted by: Dipsy D. at March 6, 2006 11:05 AM

Pretty stitchmarkers! Thanks for the update on the sweater because, yes, I was wondering. Also wondering where you were.

Posted by: Carrie K at March 6, 2006 02:00 PM