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!


Gary said...

Rub it in!
Looks great!

Kimberly said...

Knitting and nerdiness along with hosting an out of town Rav friend! I'm so glad you had a fabulous time.

Anonymous said...

Looks like you had fun. Vancouver is such a fantastic place to visit. I bet you make an amazing knitting host!

Anonymous said...

I had such a good time on Sunday! Good food, great weather, excellent company. You really must bring more knitters to town for us to meet. ;)

Annie said...

Glad you guys had fun! Feel better, ya hear?