Living in New York has been vera vera good to me as far as getting to meet other bloggers in person.
Back in June, when we were still living in the hotel waiting for housing, I saw an episode on Food Network about a diner in Hyde Park called the Eveready. It looked so awesome that we took the 45 min. drive that night to eat there. Awesome food, lots of it and a great, fun atmosphere. I didn't realize then how close it was to Rhinebeck and Morehouse Merino. That location makes it a perfect spot to meet other knitters. I got to introduce Jennifer to the eatery in September and yesterday I got to meet Norma there! Yeah! Who knew a diner in a little town in the Hudson Valley would be the source of knitterly fun?!
Norma volunteered to drive 1 1/2 hours out of her way to meet me there. Don't tell Norman I said this, but I think she used me as an excuse because she's addicted to the place. We had so much fun talking the waitress must have come to our table four times to take our order before we were actually ready and we were only ready then for fear she wouldn't come back again.
You think you know someone by their blog but there's still that little anxiety when you go to meet them in person for the first time. I've been lucky so far. No phsyco-killer maniacs yet. Norma was exactly what I expected... I knew she'd be fun (have you *read* her blog? the woman is a hoot for cryin' out loud) except nicer. She's a great conversationalist and there wasn't a boring moment during the whole two hours we were there. I hope we can meet up again.
Not only did Norma drive all that extra mileage, she gifted me with some gorgeous roving from Handspun by Stefania. Hard to catch the colors on camera but it's naturally dyed with indigo and osage with a little Angelina to give it sparkle. Softer than a baby's bottom.
My cousin, after four girls, finally had her
toddler baby boy on New Year's Day. They got a ride home from the hospital in a Limo because he was the first baby of the New Year. I think she deserved the ride home because... are you sitting down???.... he was 11lbs 12 oz and 24 inches!! I cast on a Norwegian pullover from EZ's Knitting Around . This should be a quickie with all the playoff games going on this weekend (Go Cowboys!).
Be sure to check out the new post on Lucky's progress. There's a cute video of him barking. He doesn't do that very often so it's a great sound to us.