Monday, May 19, 2008

It was a lazy, fun weekend. It started with breakfast at Sandy's, my favorite diner. After my "usual" french toast, sausage and tea, I decided to hang out in the square and do some quality people watching and knitting, duh.

On the way, I did stop at Loop to score these sparkly little faceted ball buttons for my Martha (Ravelry link). The color is identical, but I think the sparkle factor makes these work beautifully without detracting from the rest of the sweater.

Martha is up to her armpits! She is just sooooo pretty and I am in love with the Manos Silk Blend. It feels great to knit with and has great stitch definition.

As you can see, supersaturated colors are dominating my world lately. The amethyst of Martha is so intense, but almost pales next to my Optic Waves Shawl (Ravelry link). It was glowing in the grass.

I worked on it while taking in all the activity in Rittenhouse Square. This shawl got a lot of attention! Almost as many people stopped to pet it as I got to pet dogs. My heart went to an adorable Corgi mix who decided he'd much rather hang out with me then his dog sitter. I almost felt bad for the dog sitter cause my new friend started to cry every time the sitter tried to leave.

And my extra bonus for the day was getting to meet Mindy's parents. I let them know from all the peeps how important she has become in record time to our group of friends. Seriously, Mindy, its going to be hard letting you go to NYC, but a lot easier than TX!

Sunday found Marissa, Regina and moi basking in the presence of the Yarnharlot, aka Stephanie Pearl-McPhee. She was part of the Free Library of Philadelphia Book Fair. Stephanie was a lot of fun and I am really hoping that she does eventually post her talk on her blog. Our hands were too busy knitting to take notes. My disappointment was with the turn out. Philadelphia knitters really let her down, this is the Yarnharlot, folks! Where the hell where you? Only really superlative excuses will be accepted, doing laundry...not a good excuse...husband graduating from overpriced business school? We'll let you slide. I saw lots of advertising for the book fair, but not a lot for Stephanie.

Oh, and she totally loved the name Degenerknitters!!!


Mariss said...

Dude. Am I throwing a gang sign or what? Your knitting is coming along wonderfully! I love the fuschia and orange together, actually. Wish I could have pet the pups with you in the park.


Wendy said...

Hmm - how about scrubbing the floor with goof off to get up all of that paint splatter after my worthless attempt at painting? I definitely would have preferred the Harlot!

Martha looks great, love the buttons!


EmilyG said...

What a bummer the turnout was so sucky! For my part, I really have very little excuse. We forgot, and went to see Prince Caspian. *hangs head in shame*

Those colors are a feast for the eyes!

meg said...

I can't believe I missed Stephanie. I was graduating, and I have to admit: graduating is not a good excuse for missing the Yarn Harlot.

I keep reading in blogs about knitters hanging out in Rittenhouse square! I was there with my sister the other day, and we didn't see anyone. I'm going to have to sit around there more often!