After several weekends of action-packed-ness, it was heavenly to have a weekend when nothing particular was going on and there was no particular place I had to be.
But did I get any sewing done? No. Of course not. Sigh. People who work full-time get to do Other Things on weekends. Like cleaning.
Still, there was time to get out and smell the peonies a bit. And they smell just as gorgeous as they look. I can vouch for that.
The knitters were supposed to rendezvous this afternoon, at the local Espresso Love. This is one of the few coffee shops in the world where espresso is served in a paper cup--a paper cup about 1/4 full. Never let it be said that my local coffee shop lacks the common touch. Or perhaps the problem is the 14 year olds they hire?? Anyway, the knitters pooped out and it was looking like I'd be knitting alone.
But I got a call from the multi-talented Nancy K. to come and knit on her deck. It was a perfect afternoon. Thinking about days like this will sustain me through next winter--brilliant blue sky, perfect temp, flowers in bloom, congenial company, and no bugs.
Nancy K. is primarily an art quilter (As I am, though there are those who would dispute that) and her home is filled with her work, as well as that of her husband, who's a professional photographer. It's fun to walk around and browse. Lately, Nancy's been working with architectural images and has a series based on Milwaukee cityscapes. She also has a recent one-woman show at Villa Terrace to her credit.
But Nancy 's an accomplished knitter too, as well as an enthusiastic dyer of fabric and yarn. She retired earlier this year, and as she keeps saying, and SAYING, "Every day is Saturday now!" And right away when she retired, she decided she needed yet another hobby and purchased a spinning wheel. And what do you suppose she's spinning here? If you guessed Sheltie roving, you'd be right. Nancy has two cute Shelties, Nicki and Bonnie and they've generously donated to the fund. I can't wait to see the sweater that develops from this.
This is what I mean about being around creative people--you just get all fired up. :-)
In other news, I have officially ceased living la vida Jaywalker.Nancy pretty much agreed with my logic that it's senseless to tie up $20 worth of yarn and a good deal of time making something I don't love. So I came home and with a minimum of trauma unravelled the nearly completed sock. And I feel OK about it.