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Friday, April 11, 2014

Favorites from Yesterday.

...yesterday's photo prompt was "My fave part of the day." It was a very hard choice...because it was a very good day! Here's why:

First, dark early quiet time. I have finally adjusted to the time change and was up before 5.

And good thing I was up early - I had to leave the house at 7:40 to pick up Pat and Penny to go to Stitches South. The traffic was light (yay for spring break and blue skies) and we arrived in plenty of time to snag front row seats for Amy Herzog's opening talk. It was terrific (sorry, no photos). All about choosing the right sweater shapes and details to flatter your figure.

Lunch was delicious (again, no photos). Grilled caesar salad and key lime tarts. I cleaned my plate!

I took Amy's Sweater Boot Camp class in the afternoon. And it's a good thing Amy doesn't read my blog. Because here's my favorite part of that class (sorry, Amy - you have a smile on your face nearly all the time - and my one photo doesn't show it!)

Yep, she used the word's hypotenuse and Pythagorean Theorem and armscye. All in one sentence. with illustrations! She's also got me thinking a lot about sweater construction and I think I'm about to convert to loving seams.

The marketplace was really the only disappointment of the whole day. Our LYS is fabulous, so I wasn't planning to buy any yarn, but pretty stitch markers? or a cute project bag? I looked...and found nothing. My only purchase was another set of Kollage square dpn's, size 1, for when I start knitting socks again.

A very helpful security guard snapped this photo of us on the way out. That's Pat on the left, me (in my Tsubasa) and Penny on the right.

We made it back home just in time for a quick Holly walk and then met our friend Becca for dinner. Cheers!

Another delicious meal (this time with wine) and some very fun girl talk. I'm not sure if this is really a good idea, or just the wine, but we've decided to re-read some of our favorites from the 1970's and 80's. We're starting with Valley of the Dolls. ...stay tuned!

So yes, it was a hard choice...but this morning I settled on that dark early photo. because that's my favorite everyday. I shared the wine toast as a favorite, too, for a "special" day.

How about you - what was your favorite part of yesterday?



Blogger Lydia said...

was wondering how Stiches was-thanks for the report-I'd have been interested in pretty stitch markers as well, I had looked at the vendor list and thought it was a disappointment. I had considered Amy's class, am glad you were able to go. I know you got a lot out of it.Know it was fun seeing Penny though, so at least the company was awesome. Valley of the Dolls-now that'll be interesting-can't wait to hear about that. Yesterday's favorites aside from the beautiful weather-first meeting of our book club-wonderful food, and engaging discussion. Happy Friday.

Friday, 11 April, 2014  
Blogger margene said...

My favorite part of yesterday was the blue skies. I've been a convert to seaming sweaters for a long time. Making changes so the sweater fits perfectly is easier when a sweater is knit in pieces. Amy has many great ideas for creating the perfect fit.

Friday, 11 April, 2014  
Blogger Carole said...

I'm glad you got to take Amy's class, she's the bomb! My favorite part of yesterday was probably when we came back to our house after our weekly Kiwanis meeting. We hang out and have some wine and just chat and unwind. I look forward to it every week.

Friday, 11 April, 2014  
Blogger alexa said...

Glad there were things to enjoy, even if some of it wasn't up to expectation. I am a lover of early morning too ...

Friday, 11 April, 2014  
Blogger Patty said...

My favorite part of yesterday was having the retirement guy say "you two are in great shape"! And I read VOTD about three years ago...we'll have to chat when you finish. ;-) What's next...The Thornbirds? Glad you had such a wonderful day. ;-)

Friday, 11 April, 2014  
Blogger Kym said...

That sounds like a perfect day! (I much prefer seamed to not-seamed. So much more fit and structure!)

Monday, 14 April, 2014  
Blogger Honoré said...

Those get away - immerse - in what you love-days are the best. Enjoyed reliving with you!

Wednesday, 16 April, 2014  

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