Monday, May 23, 2005

The Knitters Came. The Knitters Went.

Before they came, the house was spotless.

After they left, the house was almost spotless.

Before they came, the fridge was empty.

After they left, the fridge was full.

Before they came, my cat was semi-normal.

After they left, he was a porn star.

Before they came, I was uninspired and bored with knitting.

After they left, I was motivated and full of ideas.

I hosted a "Taste of Yarn" this past weekend. I totally ripped the idea off from some other blog but I have no idea who it was...and they did it at a yarn store. If it's you that I picked it up from let me know in the comments. Credit where credit is due - that's my motto.

Rob and I scrubbed and shopped and generally worried about the size of our house and the placement of the silverware. Okay, we didn't REALLY worry about the silverware. Really all I had to do was blink, because these ladies took care of it all. They brought food, yarn, and alcohol. THEN THEY CLEANED IT ALL UP!

Let that sink in for a minute.

Not only did they clean but they left me yarn, booze, leftovers, and a headache. Oh, wait. The headache was from the Sangria. Stitchy had to mix up an extra batch, that's how good it was.

I ended up not really knitting too much. I was too distracted by the ladies and all of their shannigans. Colleen was drinking out of the pitcher of Sangria. Melanie, Maryse, Stitchy, and Elisa got into a fist fight over our cat, FutureMan. Jackie was buried in Fiber, I think I saw her even try to eat some. Kellee was running out of the house into the dark of the night looking for the thing that set off her car alarm - never you mind that she was alone running into the night. Poor Ben was trying to catch up on all the eating that went on before she got to the house (she got lost.) Alison was mumbling something about socks, how she's obsessed with socks, where are the socks. Kerstin was quite as a mouse...I'm sure she was plotting her next move in her war against our government. Keiko was lost in the couch...I'm not even sure she left, I should go check to make sure she's not there. Amy was so happy to be wearing white pants that I was afraid she was going to burst (and ruin her white pants in the process.) And Kris was hell bent on finishing her scarf - I had to keep people out of needle range.

Whew. With all of that to keep up with it's amazing I didn't get hurt in the process.


It rocked, I so recommend letting strangers* into your house. Unfortunately, the stranger ones among us weren't able to make it (Julia, Erin, and Johanna.) Kidding, I actually had dreams about getting a hug from Julia. Seriously, have you met this woman? She has the wing span of a Phoenix. Her hugs are awesome and as she says, "Bigger is better!" Erin's peanut butter pie was missed as well. I mean, what the hell is a party without peanut butter pie!? Johanna, well she's in Mexico and really, it's hard to feel sorry for her.

*actually none of these women were strangers. They one rule I had for the evening was that the only people I could let into my house were people I had met in person. That and they all had to be fingerprinted before they walked in the door.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

LOVE the pic of the Pixiestikz and Sharpies that was one of my favorite touches. Give FutureMan a smooch on the belly for me. Rawr. Mine.


5/23/2005 7:13 PM  
Blogger goodkarma said...

I love the Sharpies, too! What a fun picture. I'm such a sucker for school supplies.

I'm jealous of your Taste of Yarn function and totally want to find more local yarny friends so I can have one someday, too. :)

5/23/2005 8:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hee, that was me who went to a yarn-tasting. it was at the fabulous unwind yarn store in burbank, back in march - though, regretfully, we had no alcohol, much less any porn star cats.

sounds like a great time was had - go you for motivating and throwing a great party!

5/23/2005 8:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Damn I'm sorry I missed it. Damn. Damn. Damn. And I don't even LIKE cats.

Next time chica my love. Next time in Roslindale.

5/23/2005 8:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am so glad that someone got a picture of the sharpies and pixie stix. I think that pretty perfectly sums up our fantabulous evening.

Thanks for being such a wonderful, terrific hostess, darling. It was terrific.

Tell Future Man I'll call him, okay? Or he can call me. He's got my number, right?

5/23/2005 10:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

At least I didn't drink the *entire* pitcher....

So that FBI background check had absolutely nothing to do with your par-tay.

5/23/2005 10:08 PM  
Blogger Anne said...

Sounds like fun!! Also, your cat is adorable. I can see why people were fighting over him.

5/23/2005 11:45 PM  
Blogger Cursing Mama said...

It sounds like so much fun! Makes a girl want to pack her life up and move across the country.

5/24/2005 8:13 AM  
Blogger Dani said...

Wow! Looks like you had a great time! I just noticed some other commenter mentioned Roslindale! Thats where I live!

5/24/2005 8:20 AM  
Blogger Lauren said...

You all had fun fun fun. I am green with envy. I love this Taste of Yarn idea :)

5/24/2005 8:31 AM  
Blogger Gypsymoth4 said...

I am also green with envy and feeling generally... lusty. Wish I could have been there! It looks like you had a great time. :)

5/24/2005 9:29 AM  
Blogger Spookie730 said...

I didn't know what to expect from Taste of Yarn BEFORE I went - and I left with smiles & good warm cozy feeling of spending 8+ hours of great company, food, yarn, and biggest flirt in the world!


5/24/2005 11:28 AM  
Blogger ik girl said...

Add me to the FutureMan fan club -- was thinking of hiding him in my knitting bag and taking him home with me. I love a big p-l-u-m-p kitty.


5/24/2005 11:56 AM  
Blogger Cathi said...

I'm afraid you will be disappointed at any MHC get-togethers, but you have inspired me to raise my game! Sounds like so much fun.

5/24/2005 1:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm totally ripping off this idea from you. :P

5/24/2005 2:10 PM  
Blogger soapy said...

Sorry I missed this! Sounded like it was a great time! Please send an invite for the next one!

5/24/2005 3:50 PM  
Blogger benedetta said...

love this post, you captured the day/evening/night so well!

thank you for a great party!

5/24/2005 8:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So, how much yarn did people have to bring? this sounds like a really fun idea.

kitty porn...I got one of the scoobster i have to post.


5/25/2005 6:29 AM  
Blogger Micky said...

You are so lucky to get to hang out with knitters. No one in my family knits, I don't even know anyone who knits. I tried to join this group I found here that gets together. They kept wanting to change the place to meet at then before the next meeting, they made a fee you had to pay to be involved. So I never met with them. I mean, that was just wrong. So I have to just read the blogs and make that fill up my need. It's just so lonely knitting alone. But it is good to know there are so many of us out there!

5/25/2005 10:18 AM  
Blogger ann said...

I'm completely,insanely jealous! Who made that bitter button for those of us unable to go to Maryland this year? we need another one - quick.

5/25/2005 11:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

squeak, squeak!

Kerstin :)

5/26/2005 6:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

okay. Best. Idea. Ever. !

I totally see one of these shin-digs in my future - great, great idea!

I think you're going to start a trend....

5/26/2005 2:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cool sharpie picture! But it reminded me that I totally forgot to have a Pixie Stix!! (As if we needed anymore to eat, but the principle remains: Pixie Stix Rock.)


5/26/2005 3:22 PM  
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