This has been a most wonderful evening. Gertrude has things tonight that it'll take her ten years to understand.
~Alice B. Toklas
Sunday was a lovely day--several knitters came over to visit for the afternoon. As usual, the conversation ranged over many topics (I don't know why knitters have a reputation as sweet old ladies with no interests beyond what is on our needles, because we hardly fit the stereotype) and the food was great. I feel so happy to have the start of a community in Berkeley! In Seattle the active knitting guild introduced me to other fiber fanatics, but the Bay Area is not blessed with a guild, so it is up to individuals to make and nurture connections.
Shadow was alternately fascinated and repelled by Brooke's darling baby (held by Rachael)--here Shadow has just finished sniffing his diapers.....
I've started an odds-and-ends project: Meg Swansen's Garter-Striped Cardigan from Vogue Knitting Kids 2001. This is a variation of the February Baby Sweater, recently popularized for adults as the February Lady sweater. At the end of every one of my workshops I have a bag full of Shetland oddments--the yarn is too short to use for much, but too good to throw out. This project is perfect!
The lettuce in our garden tastes as luscious as it looks!
The roses just look luscious.