Celebration Time

Posted on 4, April 2008 by

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The past few weeks were pretty quiet without fanfare. I spent them by working on Ravelry, updating my LinkedIn page, and following possible job leads. So far, nothing that will give me the same pay that I was making. But wait — there have been a number of events that must be shared…

Taking advantage of my days mean that I have been able to check the “In Search Of and Destash” group on Ravelry more often than not. Unfortunately, that also means I have been doing a lot of trading and swapping of stash. Rich pointed out recently that though I am not buying yarn, I still have to pay for the shipping, and those costs do add up. So that means I will probably be doing a huge destash sometime in the future. (Sorry, these yarns are not being destashed!)
Kauni Effektgarn gift from JettepaddingCTH Merino Lace in Spring FrostpaddingLive2Knit gift from RandomKnitspaddingA precious gift from CalicoKitty6
Another bunch of events — SNBs and other knitting circles. I have been to the Providence SNB at Reflections Cafe, Yarns at Lace Wings’ Knitting Circle, the North Attleboro SNB at Borders, the Knitting group at Sophie’s Coffee, my own “Walk and Knit” at the Garden City Borders, the Crafters’ group at Panera Bread in Cranston, the Sweet Binks Craft group at Panera Bread in Seekonk, and the Quilting and Knitting group at the church down the street from my home.
Jacob hidingpaddingThe HemlockpaddingThe test vestpaddingBoston Red Sox Swap sans Wally
The big SNB event is the Fresh Purls’ Anniversary party. Let me assure everyone that LYSO Karen knows how to give her customers incredible treats! From the catering to the champagne, she welcomed everyone with a happy grin that shone with much earned pride for the store’s success.
Karen being congratulated and her assistant HelenpaddingOh the FOOD!paddingThe wine and champagnepaddingTalking about the past year
Hmm… I just realized that I failed to mention the bunnies. Sweet Binks had an education seminar, and there were a few bunnies who were happy to assist. What was kind of cool is that little Jessica (yes, Richie’s baby girl) has a photo included in the presentation.
Jessi in the Window
The slide simply states that she is an example of a truly contented and happy houserabbit. I totally love that! Alrighty, next post will be about the pilgrimages I made this past week. Where to? Try Boston for the Great Saturday Stash Swap, NYC for Stephanie Pearl-McPhee’s debut into the USA, my (crossing paws!) job interview — um, maybe I will wait on that one, and the visit to Virginia’s Chateau Morrisette Winery for knitting amongst the grand casks. Gosh, too many things with not enough time nor money. I leave one final celebration. Please click on the photo below to see it… =:8
A new celebration