Before I even start on my weekend, I want to thank all of you for the lovely comments on my Mi Escuelita Knitty pattern. I’m glad you all like it so much and YES, due to popular demand, I will be creating an adult version. :o)
So, with all of the stress in my life lately, I decided I needed to spend time with a few people I’ve been neglecting: Me, Myself and I. Having been convinced by several people to take some time to be alone and just hang out and chill, I took off upstate on Friday afternoon. I have spent the weekend in a LOVELY home very generously offered to me by a good friend. Friday was wonderful to just drive around, have dinner, knit knit knit, watch my soaps, drink wine. Just fantastic. No kids yelling and running, no dog barking, complete silence. Ahhhhh! I started the first of a pair of Glows Gloves and was able to get through the cuff by Saturday morning.
Next, I grabbed my bag and camera and went off to meet Maven at Katonah Yarn in Katonah, NY. It was a beaaaautiful afternoon. Lovely fall-like weather. Perfect day to meet up. Here I am in front of this adorable storefront.
Isn’t it cute?? And here’s Maven:
Isn’t SHE cute?? Well, not only is she cute but we hit it off in person even BETTER than we had online. We’ve been in contact for quite a while online and I cannot begin to express how good a day I’ve spent with her today. We laughed, we talked non-stop, we shopped, we ate. We spent 6 hours together and if it wasn’t for the fact that I had to drive an hour to get back, I would’ve probably stood longer (if Maven would’ve wanted to of course!). We just had a really fantastic time. Thanks again for coming out to meet with me, sweets! Love ya!
The shopping? Oh, yeah. Well we walked into the store and saw this:
I was completely in heaven. We spent TWO HOURS at the shop browsing, sitting, browsing, chatting, browsing, flipping through books, chatting…well, you get the picture. The store is absolutely wonderful and has sooooo much stuff (well, duh, look at those pictures!). The two ladies that were working there were sooo friendly and sweet. They allowed us to just chill there and would chime in sometimes in our conversations about this project or that button or this yarn. It was just a GREAT experience. If you’re ever in the area, you MUST stop by!! I scored 4 skeins of Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sport from the 50% off bin (!) for holiday gifts, the new Debbie Bliss mag, some notions I needed, some 4″ Hiya Hiya dpns, and some Shepherd Bulky to make Quincy, from Brooklyn Tweed’s new book, Made in Brooklyn.
We finally left and went to eat next door at a grill. We had some really good food after which we ordered coffee. So, here comes the waitress, sets down Maven’s cup o’ joe and then, after she sets my cup down, she knocks it over – right in my lap and off the table, onto and INTO my new black Namaste Hermosa bag!!!! O.O MY NEW FREAKIN BAG – THAT CRISTI GAVE ME FOR MY BDAY A COUPLA WEEKS AGO (I LOVE IT THANKS AGAIN BABE LOVE YA)!!! AAAAAAARGH! oh. em. geeeeee. If it wasn’t for the fact that Maven and I had had SUUUUUCH a good time and I was totally relaxed, I would’ve probably tore that chic a new hole to poop out of, especially since she’d been rude to us since we WALKED IN. I had to empty out the bag and wipe everything down. The lining was soaked but it’s ok now after cleaning it off with seltzer water brought to me by one of the waitresses. Luckily, my stuff was ok and even better, our food was on the house. Well, damn right it should’ve been!!! Shoot. LOL
All in all, this weekend has been immensely helpful for my peace of mind and I’ve had a GREAT time just chilling alone. Tomorrow I head back home around noon. Back to the real world. But I miss my kids and Tano so I look forward to going home.
Don’t I look relaxed?? G’nite everybody!