So, someone really needs to write a book or Thesis or something about the relationship between Knitting and Blogging and how perfectly they're suited for each other because, well -- they ARE.
Without the blog, I would've never met all of the unbelievably cool people I've met this past year. I wouldn't get the extra push I need to finish that last seam or that second sock because I know some people -- people other than me and my immediate circle -- actually CARE whether or not it happens (amazing isn't it?). They've been following it's progress like a serialized tale and they want the satisfaction of an ending.
Conversely, without the benefit of reading other people's blogs, I would've missed out on all sorts of important information about the nuances and subtleties of knitting techniques, yarn peculiarites and a whole host of assorted fare.
Blogs are the new knitting communities which link virtual personas to actual real-life people through planned events such as the one I had the pleasure of attending this weekend at Claudia's lovely home.
Just look at all those Spinning Wheels!
At one point, I looked up from my perch on the "knitters couch" and I counted at least seven, all going full speed! There were a wide variety of wheels, which for me, was a wonderful treat since I know nothing of The Spinning Arts and am always happy to survey new landscapes.
Look at the lovely Melanie spinning away on her goregous wheel:
And the always lovely and highly entertaining Alison trying to sneak in some pics:
Sadly, these are all the photos I was able to take. You see, I was quite comfy in my perch and did not want to move my fat ass to go snap pictures in other locations. So, I missed a bunch of other equally cool photo moments.
I have to say, though, THE party highlight for me was meeting and petting Igor.
Oh, Igor, how I love thee!
This cat is more beautiful in person, if that's even possible to believe. Of course, the camera would've just scared him away, so you'll have to imagine him giving me the Cat Stare with those icy green eyes and coming over to rub his head against my hand.
I love him already!
See how easy I am?
Anyway, thanks again, Claudia for a fun, lovely time and for the chance to meet even more of the people behind the blogs.
(Of course, now I'm going to have to think about doing a series called Behind The Blog. I'm just sayin'.)