Hands down I have the best knitting Group ever. As some of you may know, I am moving at the end of July. My husband and I will be transplanting ourselves (and cats) from Chicagoland, Illinois to Portlandland (Portlandzone, Portlandia), Oregon.
Last night I went to Liz‘s house thinking we were gathering just for a fun dinner/knitting group. Well, it was fun and it was dinner, but turns out it was a surprise going away party for me too. The Group presented me with a binder filled with tracings of their feet. Anyone that does not knit socks may be perplexed by this gift, but I found it amazingly touching. They also picked out their favorite patterns from Favorite Socks and gave me my very own copy of the book.
Then they gave me the most wonderful, awesome, caring, gift of all…a notice that I was the exclusive member in the Words and Wool Sock Club, population 1. Every month for 7 months, someone in the group will send me a kit with yarn and maybe a pattern too. How freakin’ super cool is that?
Jen kicked it off by giving me my July yarn early. She gave me some absolutely stunning Colinette Jitterbug in the most gorgeous color. Love it! I haven’t had a chance to knit with Jitterbug yet and I’m very excited to try. Thank you, Jen!
Tamara also presented me with a few Hello Kitty treats (I’m a Hello Kitty fan, but really, who isn’t? 😉 ). Check out the neat Hello Kitty pez, candy necklaces & bracelets, and lip gloss. I don’t know whether to save them or eat them right away (Well, I won’t eat the lip gloss). Thank you, Tamara!
Amy, Adrienne, Claire, Jen, Liz, Lynae, and Tamara – THANK YOU!!! It is devastating to me that in only a few weeks I won’t be joining you at Starbucks to knit, chat, and laugh. I’ve loved every Group night and I am so thankful I have friends like you.
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