Saturday, June 14, 2008

What a Weekend!

Saturday we went to the WWKIP day picnic held at El Dorado Regional park in Long Beach. What a great park! They have a golf course, an archery area, paddleboats, bike trails, heck - even a train for the kiddies. We will definitely be going back cause I have an itch to learn archery and its just a really cool place to go play. :)

Ok, so the picnic - it was awesome! Organized by Renata, Marie and Anne from All Things String; there was food, contests, guitar players, even a baby alpaca made an appearance! Mr. Peeps was busy spinning some luscious purple yarn for me; and Kristie, Renata, Melissa and a couple of others were spinning too. Denise and Shanda participated in the mystery speed knitting contest and neither won, but I think they had fun anyway. Michelle and Holly sat with us also. It was nice to see so many friends there and we had a great time. Go on over to the Mister's blog if you want to see the pictures, cause he's got em all over there.

Sunday we were off to the Huntington Library in Pasadena for a spinning demonstration (hubby was one of the demonstrators) and we got to tour the facility and grounds. If you've never been, you gotta go. We got to see Pinkie and Blue Boy by Gainsborough and lots of other art. My

favorite is the statue of Diana the Huntress. What a nice day, spinning and knitting and touring the grounds. We had some fellow spinners accompany us - Randall Hayen, who we knew a bit from GLASG; Diane Taylor who is a spinner and actually lives close by we found out; and another very nice woman whose name escapes me, but she came all the way down from Ventura County. A wonderful, if warm, day was had by all.

Oh, there is actual knitting going on too. I finished the candywrapper socks and have finally taken pictures! WOOHOO! Laura's pattern was a bit of a challenge for me since I hate charts, but they came out so cute!

Also, I'm about 1/4 or so finished with the Tangled Yoke Cardi by Eunny Jang for my sister. I'm using the Rowan Felted Tweed in the Treacle colorway, which, by the way, I LOVE. Its a dark chocolate with cornflower blue and gold flecks. I hope she likes it as much as I do! The color is a bit darker than in the photo, but you get the jist.

So there you have it. I'm a little burnt out on knitting to tell you the truth and so I'm staying home tonight while hubby goes to yet another spinning group. I will be in HB for the Sip or Stitch tomorrow night however.

Knit on!


KarenS said...

Wow, you two were busy! I'll see you tomorrow night :-)

Laura said...

I'm glad you enjoyed knitting the socks, gf. Definitely looking forward to seeing them in person. :-)

Anonymous said...

That spot in the gardens was used as a stand in for 'Forest Lawn' in 'The Loved One'! Great movie.

guiltypleasures said...

Your candy wrappers look great! I love the photo with the Skittles .. very clever.