...a few of the girls who work at the shop are taking time off this week. so I filled in at knit night last night. that's a 5 to 9 pm shift. in the two plus years I've worked at the shop, I think this is the first time I've been there that late. my alarm goes off at 4:30 am. I am not a night person by any stretch of the imagination!
but I popped over to starbucks around 6:30 for my tall bold with a splash of non-fat. that helped.
in between customers, diane and I worked on our shop samples. mine is the charcoal and melon array cowl (the yarn is fibre company's canopy fingering in obsidian and guava). I'm using one skein of each color instead of the pattern suggested two, so I only cast on half the stitches. the stitch pattern is very clever and results in columns of seed stitch in alternating colors. diane is working on a seed stitch cowl with the gold-orange bulky yarn. we thought we'd have time to browse the new pattern books...but of course we didn't!
the shop was full of knitters and stitchers. they kept us busy in a good way. like the two women who came in looking for a special skein of yarn for a knitting friend who just lost her son (they were going to the wake later in the evening). I showed them the dream in color september color club, juniper moon farm's marlowe, claudia handpaints silk lace and the swan's island (all of which I blogged about earlier in the week). they chose the claudia in a beautiful deep purple for their friend and the dream in color and swan's island lace for themselves. thoughtful. lovely. perfect.
and entertained. diane's tuesday morning class showed up to keep her/us company and sat close by. so fun to get to know them better. hilarious family stories (one woman has twin girls in the first grade - funny stories abound!). east cobb restaurant recommendations and - of course! - cocktail recipes. knitter conversation at its best.
lydia and I have plans to attend knit night next week. can't wait!