Monday, February 28, 2011

Things that make you go: Hmmmm!

So my Papa was in town yesterday, and we went to meet him for a late lunch/early dinner kind of thing. (I kept wanting to say "lupper" but it sounded too much like "leper" - not too appetizing for a meal!)  Anyhoo.  We had a lovely visit, as we always do. It's especially entertaining for me when Mr.Q can join us, as he and Dad both like to "hold court," as it I get to sit & knit, and listen to them both wax on (and off) about work, music, world politics, and if the sea is boiling hot, and whether pigs have wings....

(They're both pretty smart, knowledgeable, and articulate, so it's not exactly a chore to listen! Just for the record.)

Anyway.  I'm sitting across the table from them, and I realize: "Hey! Look at that! They're both wearing the sweaters that I knit for them!"  A warm-fuzzy knitterly moment of the best kind.  

They are so sneaky!

And so serious!

And in today's WTF moment, an image from Dad's hotel room.  I have Inigo Montoya in my head: I don't think that sticker means what you think it means!

Monday, February 21, 2011

The thing about knitters.... least in the post-Ravelry world (and it's really, really hard to remember that there was a pre-Ravelry world!) is that you meet some pretty cool people.  Sometimes, it's online.  And sometimes, once you've got to know them in cyberspace a bit, you get the chance to meet them In Real Life once or twice. You share the excitement of something new.  You find yourself taken under veterans' wings at an established event.  The next thing you know, you're visiting back and forth across the continent.  

Having been on the receiving end of some very generous hospitality last fall, this weekend it was my turn to play hostess.  The fabulous GlennaC arrived on Friday to take the city by storm.  We have walked all the places, eaten most of the food, done a lot of knitting (and talking about knitting!), and done a lot of fun touristy stuff that you never do in your own city, unless you've got out-of-town company.  Things like....

A brewery tour and tasting!  

Blogging a blogger blogging:

Going for brunch with knitters (First pic's for you, Dad!) 

Seeing some pretty birds and flowers: 

And a very big agave plant  (this one's for you, Mom!)

All in all, a very fine weekend! (The kind that Spirit of the West might sing about...I feel like I need a holiday to recover!)  Apparently she had a big day today, too, but I got to relax at work.  (snort)  Feeling a bit of a sore throat this evening (from all the gabbing, I'm assuming) so I'm off to see if there are the makings of a toddy anywhere around here...Then, likely, a bit more knitting and BSG &/or Firefly....I do enjoy having company in my knitterly geekitude!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Saturday, February 19, 2011

It's alive!

Took my knitting out for a special treat the other day.  One of my classes won a limo tour of the city.  Sadly, I had to go along with them (ha!).  It did mean wearing a skirt (that's me, taking one for the team!) but it was actually kind of fun. (Despite the disco lasers, really bad hip-hop music, and lack of bubbly.) And really, it's not like I would ever have had a chance to sit in a limo otherwise.

The sock had fun, too:

Also, there was off-roading:

But the best part? I was sitting in the very back, where the windows weren't tinted - so people could see into the car.  And when pedestrians at stoplights realized I was knitting in the back of a limo, their eyes got really big.  So very, very big.  Knitting in public, for the win!