Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Knitting It Up at Argo

It had been way too long since I'd been to a meeting of the Stitches in Britches, Chicago's premier men's knitting (and crocheting) group. I was finally able to make it last Tuesday night. Upon the arrival, the first thing I discovered is that Argo Tea now carries soup. I was quite thrilled by this, as it meant that my dinner actually had more than one course (spinach quiche still being the primary one).

The second thing I discovered is that I am horrible at spotting knitters. I managed to walk in, order dinner, search for members of the group, and upon not finding any, grabbing a table of my own. Five minutes later, I saw two fellows knitting at a far table. I'm not really sure how I missed them!

So there were three new folks. I'm horrible with names, and I can't remember this fellow's name.

I do remember (for some freakish reason) that this fellow's name is Sheldon. He crochets.

And one of them (I think his name was a derivative of Byron, but I'm not sure) left before I remembered to get a picture. Darn the luck!

Veteran member Charlie was there, and it was great to see him again. (See, I do remember names eventually!)

We had a marvelous time just hanging out, talking, and doing our craft. It had been so long, I had almost forgotten how much fun it can be. And somehow, I am just managing to blog about this, even though this all happened over a week ago! In the slightly paraphrased words of Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, "What would the blog have to say about that?"


Eldronius said...

Oh no! I am coming to Chicago in June, from Wednesday to Sunday.

I somehow thought the Argo event was on Wednesday evening, and I was so excited about dropping in to at least say hello.

Now that it looks like it is Tuesday, I shall go melt in the corner and cry.

the fiddlin' fool said...

Sorry, Eldronius. It's always been Tuesday. Maybe next time you're in town. :)