Well, I want to know who decided that the temperature should take a nose dive off the cliffs of fall and right into winter. It's 27 degrees this morning (-2.7 C) and windy. It's only November. Last Saturday it was 70 (21 C). This came on much too fast and I want to protest. If I only knew who to protest to.

So, how many people do you need to have an official Knit Night? Would 2 count? That's how many people showed up last night. Emily and I walked into Borders and didn't see anyone with sticks and string. I asked one of the workers if they had knit night here. She said "well, last month one or two people came." Hmmm, doesn't sound promising. We decided to sit in the cafe where we could be seen if anyone else showed up. Here I was worried about crashing into an established group and it turns out, we were the group! We sat and had mochas and I had a rice krispie treat (I love them) and Em had a warm brownie with whipped cream. We knitted and talked. A trio of women came in and commented on my sock and one showed off the scarf she paid "over 50 dollars" for because it's "handmade with some yarn that is mala- something". I told her it was Malabrigo and yes, it is expensive yarn. The scarf was about 6 inches wide and garter stitch. Plain garter stitch. The yarn was attractive but nothing special. But she was proud of the fact that she bought it from an "artist". Emily and I decided we would make it a monthly event whether anyone else shows up or not. We are the Succulent Wild Knitters. In honor of a book by Sark called Succulent Wild Women that we really like. It was enjoyable despite (or maybe because of) being just the two of us.

I'm starting to plan the menu for Thanksgiving. I say plan but in reality we'll have the same food we always eat. I just need to make sure that we have the ingredients for the pies and relishes that we don't normally eat. And a turkey. Must buy a turkey.

It's time to go to work. I have supervision in a few minutes. Go out and make it a good day!

Comments

Roxie said…
There you go! The things we fear the most so rarely come to pass. It sounds like your first knit night was a rousing success!
Galad said…
Two absolutely is a group, especially when it is you and Em!

Sounds like a lovely evening and well worth repeating.

Here I am whining because it is still 85 degrees here. I'll take that over 27 degrees any day. Keep warm.
Geek Knitter said…
How funny, I was making my Thanksgiving shopping list this very morning!
amy said…
Yay for Sark! I have that book!! :)

I also started figuring out what we'll be eating on Thanksgiving and Christmas. I like to spread out the non-perishable buying so it's not such a hit all on one shopping trip.
teabird said…
Two = knitting group - especially if the two are succulent! Hooray for Sark!
Bezzie said…
Am I the only Jersinian happy about the nosedive??? As they say at McDonald's--I'm lovin' it!!!
Sheepish Annie said…
I know, right? How cold can it get in twelve hours, for heaven's sake????? I was freezing today. I suppose it makes more sense given the season, though. I was starting to think we were having an impromptu apocalypse or something...
Bells said…
I reckon where two or more knitters are gathered, it's a Knit Night. What a delightful evening it sounds like you had!
Em said…
We are succulent and wild and just plain awesome! I'm looking forward to making our knitting date a monthly thing, whether we ever rope anyone else in or not. I'm so glad I made the trip; it did my spirits good to hang out and knit and remind myself that buying thirty five dollars worth of yarn and spending six hours to knit it is always preferable to spending fifty dollars for someone else to knit something simple.
Rose Red said…
Oh, Succulent Wild Women! I've got that book! Haven't looked at it for ages - must get it out!!

And yes, it totally counts as Knit Night!!
Amy Lane said…
I think two is the minimum requirement for a knitting group--and you just made it! (When it's only one, you're the eccentric woman knitting with coffee--I can do that too.)

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