Last night Teresa and I checked out Knit Night at the Ball and Skein. It’s a small shop, and it filled up quickly. We couldn’t stay long, but 8 other knitters came by while we were there.
The knitters were a fun group. They seemed to know each other well, but they made T and me feel welcome. It was fun to see their projects. Dana (sp?) was working on a fabulous free-form piece that made me wish I’d brought my camera. She said she hasn’t decided what the project will be yet. She was wearing a beautiful headscarf knit from Claudia Handpaints sock yarn and Wendy Bernard’s Dream Swatch Head Wrap pattern. It was so stunning that I wanted to drop all of my projects and start one right on the spot.
In true Susan form, I did not plan well. (So typical.) I did not pack my knitting when I left for the office in the morning. Then, of course, work was busy. I couldn’t stop at home before it was time to meet T. So when I got to Knit Night I basically ate my heart out while everyone else knit or crocheted. That sucked.
Luckily the Dream In Color sock yarn in the November Muse colorway was still in stock, so I jumped on it. It helped to fondle the yarn.
As usual, this pic does not do the yarn justice. There are green, blue, gold and burnt orange highlights that I just couldn’t capture. I tried.
Teresa (sp?) (another Teresa, there were 3 all together) was the designated “barista.” She whipped up cappuccinos for guests while Susan, the owner, wound yarn for customers.
It took a long time to wind the Dream In Color into a ball because the hank was tangled in places. Susan was intent on providing great customer service, and she was very patient and good-natured. She said some hanks of the DIC are like that, but some are fine. She’s expecting more DIC sock yarn sometime this month, and she promised to post a note on her blog when it arrives.
I hope the November Muse isn’t as hard to knit up and it was to wind.
Susan mentioned that she had top down sweater patterns on a rack in the bathroom. Space at the B&S is so tight that she has to make the most of every inch – especially on Knit Night.
T and I really enjoyed ourselves, and we plan to come back. Next time I’ll bring my knitting.