Friday, November 03, 2006

Friday Night Knitters

I stopped by "First Friday" at Cultured Purl tonight. (I had the kids in tow, so it was only for a minute) That's the first Friday of every month when, in addition to a cozy fire and good conversation with other knitters, there's food!! And I should also mention that I'm not sure it's actually called "First Friday", but that's the gist of it...

Despite the wintery weather, the ladies were expecting a crowd of traveling knitters from Akron, visiting Erie for the weekend. (True knitters don't let blizzards get in between them and good wool.) They heard about us from Linda, a committed Friday-Night-er, pictured here working on a scarf for the Red Scarf Project. That's a wonderful charity program sponsored by the Orphan Foundation of America. As Linda explained to me tonight, the program is aimed at giving college-bound orphans and foster children scarves for the winter. It's a great way to use up your stash yarn or, if you're in the mood for something new, stop by the shop and Sue & Shirani will help you pick out one of their soft and luscious lovelies. They have lots of scarf patterns to choose from. If you'd like to read more about the project, click here.

Well it's a snowy Friday night, the little urchins are just about tucked in for the night, and I'm going to go settle down with some knitting and my decaf skinny skinny Irish Creme latte (new favorite flavor!) from the Brick House - our favorite Erie Coffee Shop. Yum!!

Yours in yarn,

ps. Okay, I keep meaning to mention this. I find it a hoot that the blogger spell-check always recognizes "knitters" as a mistake and tries to replace it with, and here's the hoot part, "janitor's"...


linda said...

And a great time was had by all - the Friday night knitters (janitors?) and the group that came from Akron.

Anonymous said...

We certainly did come through the blizzard. This was the first time I had ever left a place with no snow and gone for a vacation to a place WITH snow. (You can tell I'm not a big skiier) I had a lovely, lovely time. Your shop is the coziest, prettiest and most welcoming place. Everyone was friendly and gracious, and the stop at the shop really helped to make our trip great. We went on to have a knit-filled day on Saturday with various other diversions such and food and movies. Many projects were finished: a sweater, some pillows, scarves and a purse. Projects were started: two baby blankets, the doggy sweater (which should soon be finished and is too cute), and intarsia dishcloth experiments. Certainly there was even more that I couldn't keep track of. Thanks so much for being part of our knitting retreat.

Travelling Knitter Adrianne

Amy (from Akron) said...

I was so very happy to be welcomed into your store on Friday night! It really was the best way to start a knitting retreat. And as Adrianne put it, your shop is cozy and comfy and just all-around welcoming. We had such a great time, and I think a lot of it had to do with the wonderful knitting time we had at your shop. I cannot wait to come back.

P.S. You can see the hat I made from yarn I bought at your shop last year at