Tuesday, April 29, 2008

What a Week!

Last week, I attended my first Colorado Rockies game with my friend Tracy from Bartlesville. It was a beautiful night to sit outside and watch the game. The Rockies were playing the Cubs, and apparently I witnessed history. The Rockies lost in an exciting extra innings game, but the Cubs won their 10,000th game in franchise history.

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The next 12 hours were a bit tense. I managed to get stuck in a parking garage after the game. Long story short, I had no cash with me so I parked in a garage that took credit cards. The machine where you pay malfunctioned and wouldn't take credit cards or cash (I know that because a perfect stranger gave me $5 to help me out after my credit cards didn't work. It didn't work either). Someone finally showed up from the facility and raised the gate, but I was really concerned I was going to be sleeping in my car. I got home much later than I had hoped, had some things to do for work, and I still hadn't packed for my trip to St. Louis the next morning. I cut it close, but I made it to the airport just in time for my trip to St. Louis to attend The Loopy Ewe's Spring Fling. It's a weekend I had been looking forward to for a long time.

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65 women from around the world made the pilgrimage to one of our favorite knitting shops It's amazing how you can take so many people, most with very little in common, add knitting needles and yarn and create instant friendships. I really enjoyed getting to meet everyone.

I got to meet Sheri, the woman behind The Loopy Ewe. I was surprised to find out that she's as tall as I am!

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Stacy was my roommate. It was so good to see my friend from Oklahoma.

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I finally got to meet my Loopy swap partner, Julie in person.

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And I got to go shopping in person at my favorite online store. It was so much fun and there was so much to choose from! This is not my shopping bag, but I don't have a photo yet of what I bought, and honestly, this is a much more impressive bag of yarn than what I brought home. My new friend Megann has some mad yarn shopping skills.

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I also took classes from Wendy and Cookie A. I've been a fan of Wendy's blog for a while, and I absolutely love Cookie's patterns so it was exciting to learn from them. They're both very talented ladies.

The weekend flew by and even though I had big plans, I didn't manage to finish a single project. I think I made more progress on my sock on the plane coming home than I did while I was sitting in the knitting lounge. There were just too many people to chat with. It was a wonderful weekend and I can't wait until next year.

I'll end the post with the cutest photo ever. Ashford apparently has overcome her camera shyness, and Purl has no issue with showing off her chubby belly. I have the cutest kittens ever.
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6 comments:

Tempted Handpainted Yarns said...

You do have the cutest kitties...Don't tell Wendy I said that.LOL
Thank you for not snoring, not that I would have noticed. Miss u and can't wait till next year. Kaye and Del send their love.
xoxo Stacy

shea said...

Hola from Houston! I am appalled that Tracy is wearing a cubbies hat. Go Astros! :)

Clinton said...

You have some good cat pictures to add LOL-speak to. I'll have to think of something to add to this most recent one.

Jennifer said...

OH MY GOSH I AM SUCH A DORK!! As soon as I pulled up your blog I looked at your first pic and was like "That chic looks sooo much like Tracy!" Then I read your blog paragraph and realized it WAS her! Duh! I wasn't expecting her to be in your pictures!!! That's great that she got to come visit! Sounds like the Loopy Ewe was a blast, and I also noticed they used some "wall words" my new favorite decorating idea!!

Shawna said...

The kittens are adorable. I am glad you got to visit your fav store and meet new friends.

I am happy you got to see Tracy. Great pics.

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