Sunday, July 5, 2009

Belated WWKIP day post

I realized while posting about my roadtrip that I had never gotten around to posting about Tulsa's WWKIP day events. And they were such fun, they definitely deserve a post.

Also known as A Day of Yarny Goodness, the festivities began at the cherry street farmers market. I had made some cloths for a potter friend of Ben's there because he had given me some adorable little cups a few weeks before. Below you can see the big brightly colored bowl he put the cloths in while we were sitting around talking. More than one person picked them up to see if they were for sale. :-)


Pictures of the knitting during the farmers market can be found here:

http://tulsawwkip.blogspot.com/2009/06/tulsas-2009-world-wide-knit-in-public.html

I had on a big sun hat, so you can find me hiding under that.


Next was the big yarn estate sale. This was an add on to our original plan, so we squeezed it in before lunch. Look at all that yarn, and thats just the front yard. You get inside and can barely walk. I hear she might open up for a few hours today....

Chillin after making purchases.
See my yarny puchases?


Then there lunch at Jason's deli and a yarn swap. I swapped away everything I brought with me (It wasn't much) and went home with some pretty purple handspund and some thick green wool that looks like it might be good for felting.

After lunch a yarn crawl commenced. We began at Loops, where I bought a t-shirt saying I Knit So I Won't Stab You. Second we went to Stitchworks and I got some nice cotton for an exchange. Third was Stitches of Tulsa, which I had never been to, but it seemed really nice. By then we were all very hot an pretty tired of crawling so we ht Sonic for cold drinks (ok, ok, I admit it. The person I was riding with and I hit sonic twice, before and after stitches. shhhhh, don't tell. Its not like diet cherry limeades are very bad anyway). Most of the people who were going to hit K1D2 (knit 1 drink 2) in the evening at Cosmos went to hide in the air conditioned comfort of a lovely lady's house (thanks for having us all, sorry I missed your next get together) and knit our little hearts out until it was time for the drinking to begin.

As I mentioned, K1D2 is at Cosmos and they had fixed the lights so they might retain our loyalty. We do love those $3 drink specials and the food is yum. And we had the best service we've ever had there this last time. Everything came out promptly and we never felt neglected.
At K1D2 the traveling stitch markers from the group on Ravelry known as the Stories of the Traveling Stitch markers moved on from me to their next journey. Gosh, its been so long now, I think NegativeCreep took them home with her for a while, but one of the ladies can correct me if I'm wrong. So this is their farewell picture from me. We had a good run, and I am sorry it was so busy and I didn't take more pictures, but they really are lovely stitchmarkers and I need to make sure the generous woman who made them and started this project knows that. The Oklahoma group is soooooo silent on that page, hopefully as they move around people will post.

But back to WWKIP day. It was awesome and I got to hang out with great people and I cast on and began that Vacation Clap that i posted about before. I wanted to have it a bit established before I got in the car and risked motion sickness. I did get some work done on my spiral socks as well, mostly while sitting with Joe at the farmer's market. Its hard to work with tiny bamboo needles when its really hot outside and your fingers get a little sweaty. The yarn just does not want to slide.

Well this has become a novel. I believe I will go sit on the couch for a while and work on the stripey blanket charity project until Ben gets up.

1 comment:

cliodhna said...

Thank you so much for sharing your adventures with the markers.
Heather
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