Monday, April 23, 2012
In and out (but mainly in)
Yesterday my small apartment was brimming over with knitters and yarn. I used up every chair I own to accommodate the knitters and every flat space in the room - table, cabinet, and floor - to accommodate the yarn; except, that is, for the table needed for the food.
My local knitting group had decided to have a destash - supposedly an opportunity to find a new home for yarn you have decided you no longer want or need. Of course, to make this happen someone else has to acquire the yarn. This was a most spectacular display of yarn. Enough to open a yarn store immediately. I'm afraid I was one of the group who acquired more yarn than they discarded. But with yarn it's quality that counts, isn't it? and the yarn I acquired was lovely - some Madelinetosh sock yarn, some Wollmeise lace and some Oldmaidenaunt organic corriedale.
There was chat and knitting and eating and laughter and forensic examination of all the yarn for sale. If you like knitting, an ideal afternoon.
Most wonderfully of all, a knitting friend (who is also a crocheting friend) brought a gift for me. I'd admired some very elegant grey earrings she had crocheted for herself. Very generously, she had made me some crochet neckpieces. They're lovely. Two shades of grey and a rich yellow - designed to be worn all together. I feel very fortunate.