Last night, the Fool and I drove into Chicago to try to hear Uncle Earl, one of our favorite bands. They're an all-girl old-time band and they're just huge fun. Between the cold and the fact that my company laid me off last week*, we decided we could use some huge fun.
Next time, I'm going to listen to the Fool and call ahead and reserve tickets for the huge fun, because the show was sold out.
So as not to waste the trip into the city (it had snowed and so traffic was bad, too!) we decided to go to Julius Meinl and have hot drinks** and dessert. That's where we saw a whole table of knitters in the wild! We were talking and knitting socks, but didn't go introduce ourselves. ***
But we spotted 'em.
* It's not as bad as it sounds; I didn't like my job much anyway, I was sort of half-assedly looking for something better, my severance package is excellent and I'm going to look for work in either technical writing or book publishing, whichever field will have me. Don't worry. We're fine. We don't have to sell the stash.
** I had this thing which was hot apple cider mixed with blackberry juice -- yum. Definitely worth trying to recreate at home.
*** Due to generally rough day as well as rough week, I was feeling very shy and not like meeting new people at all. Although the Fool was all ready to go bounding over like a big sock knitting golden retriever.