Sunday, December 6, 2009

Tea, knitting, friends, bubbly...what more could you ask?

The Morris and Sons Knitting Group had afternoon tea at the Harrowgate Tea Rooms yesterday. Great fun! Friends, knitting, three kinds of tea, sandwiches (with crusts cut off, of course), scones with jam and cream, tiny cakes, chocolates, and lots and lots of bubbly to drink.

Our Christmas get-together was initiated by bossy-boots Fee [looking very Frida Kahlo-esque in her blue embroidered dress and exuberant headpiece]


and splendidly organised by Lee (ravlink) [resplendent in his Emerald Gleam scarf]


There were knitters from near


[Kris looking as if she's stepped out of 'Stepford Wives']

M and Kelly

[Margarita (ravlink) - and Kelly)

and knitters from far


[Jane, who had to travel over the Harbour Bridge from the darkest north shore to join us]


[and Ailsa, who came all the way from wicked Wollongong]

We had a fun gift-swap

Swap gifts

for which I crocheted (yes, miraculously, I crocheted) a bird.

Christmas bird

And, most wondrously, we were honoured by a visit from the real Rose Red Shoes.

RR Shoes


Rose Red said...

Weeeeeeeeeeeeee! The shoes were honoured to visit you!

Also, I LOVE that you crocheted!! Crochet rocks! (and is not evil!)

And excellent wrap-up of an excellent afternoon.

Bells said...

the shoes! Shoes!!!!!

That would have been such a fun gathering! Merry Christmas (and fab crochet!)

DrK said...

oh look its The Shoes!! so glad you had a great time, i missed you all, esp the dresses, but will see you next weekend xx

Yarna said...

I can't believe I missed the shoes! It was indeed a great afternoon and such wonderful company.

Sel and Poivre said...

What a lovely way to celebrate Christmas together!

That bird has me thinking about my stash and the potential to try one of those myself!