Wednesday, February 14, 2007

I traveled

to another city on Monday to participate in a knit-in at the downtown Library (a beautiful building, very grand; I wish I had brought my camera). What is a knit-in? A more-or-less two hour period in which (in this case) about 30 women and one seven-year-old boy sat around and knitted on their various projects and gossiped. The boy was quite a good knitter; his mother had taught him. I have to say I had a great time, getting away from home (I spent the night in a posh hotel with turn-down service, something I've never experienced), but it was very VERY tiring to be with four other women who, unlike me, love to shop.

Sitting knitting was one thing (plus meeting and talking to the author of one of my favorite knitting books was a great treat), but standing around in two (and it was going to be four, if we hadn't gotten lost; small favors) yarn shops for an HOUR AND A HALF in each one made me nearly tear my hair out. I can now understand how D feels when I spy a bookstore and disappear for, well, an hour and a half (small letters, because it's me; after all, how bad can waiting for me be?)

10 comments:

herhimnbryn said...

It would drive me to drink! But a bookshop well, that's time always well spent!

Mimmu said...

I read with delight, when you mentioned, that you do not like shopping :) And you made me smile, when I was thinking 30 women together
knitting and chatting, it`s nice and tiring as you said.
We will get ready today our bathroom`s repairs! It`s now fine, I am satisfied!

meredith said...

Ha, I do not like shopping for anything but books, either :)

sandi @ the whistlestop cafe said...

We call our get together a stich and bitch (can I say that?)
I'm afraid I could spend hours in a yarn shop~ but I have to touch everything.

angela said...

You mean there's someone else out there who hates shopping? I thought I was almost extinct!
Buying books doesn't count as shopping.
The hotel, now, that's my kind of thing...
Angela

MotherPie said...

I dispear in bookstores, too. Actually it is one of our favorite places to go on dates.

Britt-Arnhild said...

I love knitting, but usually do it home alone :-)

Linda said...

I'm another who hates shopping. I'm not quite as bad as a man about it but almost, but a book store is something else. It's one of my favorite places to go.

lettuce said...

books or yarn, both make me pretty happy.

And knitting! twitchy fingers, I need to do some knitting again now...

Zsolt72 said...

its funny...I never heard before about a knit-in event like this. Especially in a Library:) cute...