Thursday, March 08, 2007

Great times and Sock Yarn For All!!

WOW.....what a day!!! Tonni and I had the WONDERFUL opportunity to meet Laura today and what a day we had!!!

We met at P.F. Changs for lunch, barely placed our order and we were all chatting away like three old friends!! Isn't it wonderful when you can meet someone new and feel so comfortable around them that you can truly be....YOU?!!

THEN we hit the yarn stores!!!! (Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy).

First in line was In The Making where many lively discussions were had regarding the wonderful selection of yarn, lot's of "ooooohing and ahhhhhhing" could be heard!! Seems we have the same all three of us chose the very same sock yarn!!! (I believe a challenge was thrown out for all to make socks and meet up at a later date to compare said socks)!

Next stop was Knit Nouveau....where believe it or not......MORE sock yarn was acquired!! (Gotta love a fellow knitter who will tell you all the reasons you NEED more yarn!!) LOL!!!

A mere 4 hours later we were ready to head to Tonni's for an evening of good conversation and knitting!!

What a PRECIOUS person Laura is and how lucky we are that she was able to spend a bit of extra time in Birmingham.......just wishing she lived closer!!!

After what seemed an incredibly short time I had to leave! Laura is Tonni's guest for the evening and considering what a sweetie Tonni is I know Laura will be in for a treat!! Of course, I am terribly jealous that they will have all night to knit together.......but I see a get together in the not so distant future for the three of us!!!

Isn't it wonderful when three folks who previously never knew the others existed could meet through a blog, become friends and that wonderful friendship carry over to meeting in person!!

Already looking forward to next time!!!!!!!!!


tonni said...

By the time you left and we went to get Mexican food up the street, got back home, we were just both exhausted. We would Laura's yarn, David arrived home, and we all went to bed. :)

THat was all you missed :)

Rhonda the Stitchingnut said...

Sounds like a wonderful time. Birmingham, AL huh? I was in Birmingham a few years ago to meet a friend that I made on the Internet. She live's just outside of Birmingham in Sylvian Springs. Wonderful people and I had the best time visiting AL. BTW, thanks for the link to the Week Tiny Sock Swap.
I've signed up too!

Anonymous said...

How fun! I am so glad you had a good time. You deserve it! I hope you have an awesome weekend. Have fun knitting the wee sock. I am doing it too. Sounds just too fun!
Your bloomin' sock pal

LizW said...

Hi from a fellow Alabama knitter! My mom lives in Trussville. I live across town in Hoover.

Sounds like you had a great time. Where is In the Making? I know Knit Nouveau and go there all the time, but I didn't know there was another yarn store in the area.

Becky / Knitting Interrupted said...

That is just fabulous girl. I'm so glad you had a blast!

sydney said...

What a fun day, especially since it was also a successful yarn acquiring expedition.