Goddess Knitters

02 March 2009

...stitches road trip: day five, six and seven....the extended version....

WOW! Just thinking back over the past couple of days makes my head spin.....in a good way! So much fun, fiber and friends! Here are the highlights.......
....our gang...moi, irishgirlie, tapmouse and ettamae.....love them all.......madly~
me and hizknits...talked to his mom on the phone! So special~
....yarnagogo, yes THE yarnagogo...I think I may have come across as a bit of stalker when she came to pay for her yarn......sorry......:-{....(i'm such a geek....)
woolgrl......could possibly be my new "bff".....note the pile of yarn on the table.....HERS!
On to the fun after the show. We were graciously hosted to a fun knit night at Purlescence, by Nathania, Sandy and the gang. I am telling you, these people know how to have a knit night! Not only are you surrounded by beautiful fibers and lovely people, but check out this.....


...that's Ray working Ettamae over.....(ARE YOU KIDDING ME, MASSAGE?!?!)
...here's Kevin working on his hat, (which was finished the next day, smartypants!)
...here is ellie and mom...not only is ellie the cutest baby, EVER....

she's really smart, too......knows how to use a camera! This could possibly be the best picture I have ever taken......
So, the next day was the final day of the show. We took to rearranging the booth just to make it have that "not so bare look....."
...note the boxes inside of the fixtures.....EMPTY......

...disco learned to spin in 3 (YES, THREE) minutes, indeed!
...speaking of spinning, here is what tapmouse did with a bit of a sheep2shoe kit (colorway GRocks). Really beautiful, spun on her new spindle, bought at the show.
...irishgirlie is really happy with her new stash enhancement....
Then after the breakdown and pack-up stuff...in the lounge at the Hilton we met up with some friend from last year.....
...Ann and Stephanie from Great Ball of Yarn....tapmouse taught Steph how to spin...in like 3 minutes....(do you see a theme here?)


...disco, Kathy and moi...(Kathy, we live WAY to far apart!)

the whole gang...
after many hugs, much laughter and a few tears (good ones!), we bid our friends good-bye and headed north this morning....
...after a stop at Ichiban Kan, (new favorite place), the Jelly Belly Factory,

one more stop at the Olive pit (more olive pickers for the depraved dyer), and a quick trip to In 'n Out.....
we came to rest in Redding, CA.....tomorrow, home.......what a great trip!

9 Comments:

  • At 10:47 PM, Blogger IrishgirlieKnits said…

    Awwww.....now I just miss you more after reading this!!!!!! I love you guys!!! Wasn't it an incredible weekend!

    Sounds like you had fun today too!!! More olives?! Gotta love in n out burger!!

    Sock camp!! Four weeks baby!!

    Don't forget... MJIYN !!

     
  • At 11:20 PM, Anonymous stephen hizKNITS said…

    Like Irishgirlie, I miss you more now! Wish I came back on Sunday for a final hug. At least I get to see you two more times this year!

    Safe driving.

     
  • At 3:24 AM, Blogger Disco said…

    You ladies are THE BEST! I had so much fun on my mini-vacation. Will look forward to seeing y'all again next year :0)
    Big hugs xxxxx

     
  • At 10:20 AM, Anonymous marcy said…

    there's a lot of lovin on this blog!!! :-)

     
  • At 10:59 AM, Blogger Stilaholic Nartian knits said…

    Great! You got to go to Ichiban Kan!

    Love seeing you & Etta Mae. Looking forward to seeing you again at Sock Camp.

     
  • At 6:36 PM, Blogger tapmouse said…

    Awwwwww....(geez, I just realized that is how IrishGirlie started her comment!) But seriously, AWWWWWWW...how I miss you guys! Even IrishGirlie, though she is closer cuz she's not right here, NOW, either! What an amazing, wonderful weekend and time spent with you wonderful gals!!! And I read Gail's blog--LOL! Folding, indeed!

    LOL! Yeah, MJIYN! You two scare me!

     
  • At 3:15 PM, Blogger Romi said…

    It was great meeting you! :)

     
  • At 7:15 AM, Anonymous Maia said…

    So wonderful to meet you! See you in August!!!

     
  • At 9:36 AM, Blogger Rachael Herron said…

    That pic of us is cute! Yay!

     

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