Saturday! Knitting Day! YIPPEEEEEEEE!
I headed to Panera's in Centerville this morning for my first knitting stop. I haven't met with the Panera group in ages!
One of the knitters in the group is expecting twin grandbabies in a few months - a girl and a boy - and Lynn was having a baby shower today. Mary Anne brought her gift to show us.
These sets were absolutely adorable!!! Mary Anne knit the little girl's sweater and hat out of a light olive green, khaki brown, and pink. She added a bow to the top of the hat and ruffles to the hem and sleeves of the sweater. For the little boy's set, she used the same colors but substituted navy blue for the pink. No bow and no ruffles for the little boy. She also purchased blue jeans and white Gerber T-shirts to complete the ensemble. To the Gerber T-shirts, Mary Anne added a pink bow to the little girl's and three buttons to the boy's. She is so creative! Just by adding those little touches to the T-shirts, she made them so special - pulled
Debbie showed off her completed baby sweater. SO cute! She knit this
from the top down and used a pistachio green cotton yarn with flecks of different colors in it. The color in the photos does not do this sweater justice. Check out the buttons! Aren't the cute?
Connie was working on a cute ruffled baby hat. I can see a little one peeping out from under these red ruffles.
I enjoyed my usual lunch at Panera's - Fuji Apple Chicken Salad - and then headed to Dorothy Lane Market in Springboro to knit with the gals there.
This location has something going on ALL the time! I parked the car, got out, and the parking lot was full of steak-on-the-grill aroma. They were grilling and selling rib-eye steak sandwiches today. (Next Saturday will be shrimp and corn. I can hardly wait!) A pianist was tickling the ivories upstairs where we knit. Then, he stopped playing and we were treated to a violin recital. These kids were REALLY talented!
We had a small crowd today but everyone was very busy. Projects underway - baby hats, a sweater, socks, a market bag, etc.
I stayed for a couple of hours. Andy stopped in when he got off work and we indulged in steak sandwiches. They were delicious! I went by Wild Bird Unlimited to get a bag of sunflower seed and Kim informed me that someone purchased four of my sock bookmarks!!! That made me happy! I just think
they are so cute and would be great partnered with a Barnes & Noble or Borders gift card.
On my way back home, it rained! SO glad to see rain! We've had about a dozen drops over the last couple of weeks so this downpour was very welcome.
I worked on my baby hat and finished it when I got back home.
This is one happy little hat! LOVE the colors and the novelty yarn. I think it's a little tall /long / high / whatever but it will stretch over a head and it won't matter.
I'm still working on the Hapi Wrap and will start another baby hat. This hat will be white with another pretty novelty yarn.
Tomorrow, Andy is OFF! Not sure what we'll do. He has started patching in the bedroom - getting it ready to paint. There's a Celtic Festival in Dayton and tons of stuff going on in Cincinnati (Salsa and Lobster Festivals, etc.). We'll have to just wait and see what tomorrow feels like!