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Tuesday, October 25, 2005

the Six Stitches of Separation

One only has to romp around some blog rings to enjoy the fact that there are now OVER 900 KNITTING BLOGS out there! WOOT, people – we are a Phenom! (But you knew that…)

AND, one of the best things about that is the day (and it will come) when you get to actually Meet Up With other bloggers~!

Last Thursday, at the Wicker Park KIP, the lovely Michelle brought her fine friend Susan. Well, it turns out that Susan was her Secret Pal and was visiting Chicago with her hub on a conference.

Bottom Row, L-R: Michelle, Rachel, Dana, & Susan
Top Row, L-R: Corinne, Theresa, Lauren, BMB

Well, Susan is also none other than SUSAN! (I’m Knitting as Fast as I Can!) from Project-Give-a-Little, the wonderful knitter’s effort contributing huge funds to the Red Cross Katrina effort. Along with fellow Salt Lake duchess, MARGENE! they’ve collected over $100,572.81 and ran a very cool prize raffle, to boot. THANK YOU SO MUCH Ladies for all your efforts, time and elbow grease you put on THAT wheel to keep it turning.

Madame, your charm and fun was contagious and we all had a wonderful time visiting! I especially enjoyed talking about the Black Water Abbey yarn to make the notorious Black Aran sweater I have doing laps in the idea lane in my brain.

BUT WAIT! There’s more! We were joined by a new friend, Lauren, who just moved up here from D.C., who came via Theresa and now joins the fabulous Dana (also from Washinton) in the KIP circle that evening with Corinne and Rachel, the best yarn enabling buddies a girl could hope for! We all had a super fun GabFest about everything from knitting to the Pentagon! Stir in a little mocha-chino and a muffin and VOILA! A perfect evening!


seeking: knitter with the orange wool ribby shell at the Harlot signing – I’m a dork and lost your address…

5 responses to “Tuesday, October 25, 2005”

  1. margene says:

    How fun! What a great looking group of knitters.

  2. Terry in SF says:

    Wow, lots of coooooool knitters there in Chicago! Lucky you, you get to rub shoulders w. them. Thanks for sharing & letting us know what the haps are there.

  3. susan says:

    Thanks again, Bonne Marie. What a wonderful group! And the goodies were great, too. ;-)

  4. rachelkates says:

    Thanks for letting me hang around with you uber-cool bloggers.

  5. Karen B says:

    Huzzah! Ain’t knit bloggers grand?!

    I just came back from SF and ran into Rachel, aka Ms. Yarn-a-go-go along with Jon, a knitting cutie from NY while shopping at ArtFibers. And I’d just missed Claudia, of Claudia’s blog, who had been there earlier.

    Rachel recognized me through your Harlot post. Synchronicity.

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