Perfect Day

There are a lot of wonderful benefits to blogging that I’ve discovered in the last almost six years. The most incredible, and unexpected bonus is all the lovely people I’ve gotten to know over the last few years. Some sadly remain only “imaginary friends”, as my husband calls all of you. I’ve been lucky enough to meet some of you in real life as well. Today was one of those days. I got to meet Jennifer, AKA the Major Knitter today. I don’t remember when I first discovered her blog, but we’ve become two of those imaginary friends over the years. She’s a great knitter, and a good writer. She and her husband were in town on business for a few days, so we arranged for a play date for the two of us today. The weather cooperated beautifully, and we had a stellar sunny, clear, and warm day together.

We hit a couple of yarn stores, went to the Seattle Art Museum for a couple of hours, had lunch, and gossiped. And compared knitting projects:


If you’ll all remember, we’re both doing the Faery Ring sweater. The Major is a bit ahead of me. We noodled a bit over the sleeve issue. The pattern is written in two size ranges, and the one we’re using isn’t finished, so we have to make up the sleeve instructions. After a little inspection of the pattern photos, I think we have a plan. Hopefully this won’t involve too much ripping and swearing.

Here’s another photo. We saw this funny tree outside a house on the way to lunch.

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The birdhouses were just a hoot. You can tell what a beautiful day it was here! Thanks for a great day, Jennifer!


Perfect Day — 12 Comments

  1. Your weather is similar to our weather which isn’t a surprise considering that we are just north-west of you on Vancouver Island.
    I love the bird feeder picture. One of our neighbours has several bird feeders along with half a dozen bird “hotels”. His feeders combined with our two measly feeders encourage the Cooper Hawks to come trolling for meals-on-the-wing.
    Happy knitting!

  2. We’re not “imaginary”, just not living in your neck of the woods. Glad you got to meet Jennifer.

  3. Thanks Lorette for your wonderful hospitality. I love meeting imaginary friends. It’s such a treat. Now I’m oohing and aahing over all the wonderful yarn I bought on our yarn crawl. Thanks again for spending your day off with me. Can’t wait until you and John make it to NY or CT.

  4. I have a hard time remembering what life was like before blogging, and I just wish I had discovered it sooner. It is so great getting to “meet” like-minded knitters. And such cool things happen. At Stitches, someone came up to me when I was wearing my entrelac sweater and said they recognized me from seeing the sweater on my blog and Ravelry.

  5. I am one of your imaginary friends who loves knitting, construction (love the new kitchen), dogs, cruises, and have taught my best friend’s daughter (now a first year resident) to knit. I found your site when I was trying to convince her that doctors could have time to knit. I have been following you since you cut your hand. Now that intros have been made:

    Love the picture. gives me meaning to the term “tree house”