A few weeks ago, I got an e-mail from Staci, inviting me to come and join a very special fiber-fest of sorts. We can’t all be at Maryland Sheep & Wool (someday, someday I will be there), so tonight we had a yarn swap party at her house! Several of us all met up at her house, and everyone brought yarn that they didn’t want anymore. Staci used two decks of cards which she passed out, and you got the same number of cards as the number of items you brought. Wait. Not items, but yarn “sets” – for example, I had two balls of one yarn that I didn’t want, but they were the same dye lot, so they went into a bag together and counted as one. It all worked out in the end. Anyways… then we did aces high, twos low, spades, hearts, diamonds, clubs. (I think that is right – they said it is the same as bridge, but I’ve never played bridge. I had a hard enough time at first telling my spades from my clubs.) Anyways, if you had an ace of spades, you got to go up to the table first and pick your yarn choice.
It was *SO* much fun!
Plus, I got to meet new people! Cool knitters! Really nice people, who I can’t wait to see again! Staci & I first exchanged e-mails right before she came back to Houston, while she was still living overseas. Her husband works for the same company my husband works for – small world in a way, but so many people in Houston work for them, they don’t actually know each other. Of course, Staci’s site caught my eye between the fact that she has a “pink” domain and the fact that she has Paris photos over there!
In addition to meeting cool new people, Julia came into town from Austin to join in the fun! It was so great to see her, and I can’t wait to see her again soon. I’m really hoping to make it to Austin this summer to visit her and Tara.
I’ll post photos soon from the evening and of the goodies I brought home. I need to get them off the giant camera first. I can’t believe I didn’t snap any with my cell phone! I found some nice goodies there, along with knitting inspiration! Such a fabulous time!