Sunday, April 25, 2010

Weekend Recap!

I'm back from my long weekend in Atlanta. I've even unpacked and put everything away. If I would not have done that immediately, I'd still be dealing with it for days. Teresa and I drove to Atlanta to spend some time with Jean, Jill and Heather and to attend Stitches South with them. We had a great time. We shopped and shopped, ate, talked, laughed and had a great time. Everyone got yarn. This is my pile:
I got enough yarn for years of projects at the rate I knit. The yarn is from Knitting Notions, Sanguine Gryphon, Madeline Tosh, Miss Babs, and Lisa Souza. I also purchased 2 wooden shawl pins and some patterns. I'm going to try to have one project completed from this yarn by Stitches South next year. I know I'll start one (or more) but I'm not taking bets on a finish.
We also got a chance to get our photo taken with the Ravelry creators and chat for a moment. If you knit and don't belong to Ravelry, you're really missing out. Sign up now!
Left to right: Teresa, Jill, Casey, Jean, Jess, Mary Heather, me, Sarah

I'd not met Heather and Jean before and they're just as nice as I thought they'd be. I'd met Jill before but it was really nice to get to know her a bit better. Jean's husband Richard took it all in stride. He and Jean were just wonderful hosts. They also introduced me to Big Bang Theory (which I'll be watching more of)!

We also went by Andy's house and looked at her beautiful stitching and her beautiful home. I missed getting any photos though. I met another new friend too - Princess Penny. Isn't she just adorable?! With those eyes, I think she deserves to get whatever she wants!

29 comments:

Pat said...

Glad to hear you had such a fun time. Nice to see a group photo, too...and the doggie looks really sweet!!!

Terrie - The Stitch Store said...

That's some neat looking yarn. And that's a good picture of you. That's a cute princess for sure!

Jeannine said...

Gorgeous stuff! Can't wait to see what you come up with! I give you *just* as much chance of finishing as I do myself. Take that however you will...

Debra said...

Looks like you had a wonderful trip. Your new purchases are beautiful. Great colors. Looking forward to seeing your projects.

Margaret said...

Ooooooh! All that yarn looks sooo luscious!!! And you got to meet the Ravelry people! How cool is that! I am totally in awe! Thanks for sharing! Have fun with the yarn stash!

yarnjourney said...

The Ravelry group photo is so cool! So is all the yarn. I am glad you had such a wonderful time.

passingdowncrazy said...

You have great taste in yarn!!!

Feisty Irish Wench said...

Now I'm just a wee bit jealous, because you got to meet the foundress and code monkey.

Looks like a lot of fun was had by all!

Simone de Klerk said...

From what I can see and read, you definitely had a great Girl's Weekend! So nice to meet people 'in real' and you got yourself lovely yarn!

QuiltSue said...

Glad you had a good time. Now we'll look forward to seeing what you make with your purchases.

Siobhan said...

It sounds like a great time, Jackie!! I love all the yarn that you got--great colors! What a sweet pup. :)

woolwoman said...

sounds like a blissful time in Atlanta - I was with you in spirit and having a mini shopping excursion of my own in Savannah and St Simons Island. We are now faithful followers of Big Bang since my weekend foray last year to Jean's house LOL - glad you had a good time and safe trip. Mel

Nancy said...

So glad to hear you had such a nice time! The yarn you bought is such beautiful colors, and I'm looking forward to seeing what you will make. I agree, with those eyes she should get anything she wants!

Linda said...

How good it is to hear you had a nice time. So glad you got to spend time with old and new friends. Gosh, I just watched "Big Bang Theory" this evening here in Australia! It's a worldwide phenomenon.

Carol said...

So glad you had such a fun weekend, Jackie! Beautiful yarn, too--I'm sure we'll be seeing it again in some wonderfully knitted projects from you :)

Annie said...

Sounds like so much fun. How cool to meet the Ravelry people too. Have fun with those gorgeous new yarns... fondling can be as much of treat as knitting with them!

Barb said...

What fun....that yarn almost makes me want to take up the craft...

Julia said...

Oh so much fun with kindred spirits!!!

Tammy said...

Sounds like you has a wonderful time and the yarn you bought is so beautiful. Which I knew how to knit!! And Princess Penny, how adorable. Glad you got back safe and sound. Have a great week.

Lori said...

Glad you had a great time! Isn't it nice to get away and be refreshed? Love the colors of your yarn, especially the teal.

Deb said...

Oh my goodness - all that yarn is to die for! It looks like you have a wonderful time. And I love Ravelry - it's great that you got to meet with the people involved with that great site.

Littlebit said...

What a nice time you had! And I love the colors of yarn you got.

Mary said...

Look at all that gorgeous yarn! Looking forward to see what it all becomes.

Jean in Georgia said...

Really enjoyed having you visit! I hope you'll come back again soon and prowl the yarn and needlework stores of Atlanta. Princess Penny misses her new playmate. :)

randi---i have to say said...

this sounds like a nice weekend! glad you got some "girl time"!

Mylene said...

Sounds like you all had fun! And lovely colors of the yarn-looking forward to see your new projects.

photoknitdog said...

Wow, love all the stuff you got! And what an adorable doggie! :D

imquilternity said...

mmm....all that luscious yarn you got...wow! Have you tried the Sanguine Gryphon before? I would love to know how you like it and how it compares to STR. Glad you had such a wonderful time! You unpacked really fast...it takes me a week, at least. I'm sure part of that is that I don't want to admit that I'm back at home! LOL

Kim D. said...

Nice to hear you have such a fun time. Such pretty yarns, looks like you scored. Those doggie eyes would get me every time, so cute.