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"...