Saturday, October 11, 2008

And a good time was had by all......

Wow, what a day (and night) I had yesterday! The one and only Mason-Dixon Knitting duo was in town for a book signing at Joseph-Beth Booksellers last night and I can honestly say they are just as charming, clever and funny in person as they are on their blog and in their books. And, best of all, they seem as down-to-earth and "normal" (if that can be said about any of us rabid knitters) as any of your friends----just as though you could sit down for an afternoon of knitting with them and feel really comfortable. They brought along a lot of the projects from the new book and all were truly gorgeous. I'm ready to cast on for a Fair Isle something. And maybe some mitered dishtowels and those Golightly rubber gloves are a must have---especially if I can perfect the modeling technique Ann used to show them off! We couldn't convince them to sing their hit song, but they did try the wigs on for us. All I can say is, YouTube doesn't do them justice.

To top off the evening, our little Wednesday knitting group got together for potluck and birthday cake (though, as the birthday person, I was not allowed to bring anything). It was an evening filled with so much laughter, I honestly think my ribs are sore today! (You might notice the kindness and consideration shown in the number of candles on the cake.) I have such great friends and I'm so grateful to be part of this group of women. Thanks to all of you for being so thoughtful. You all are the best.

(Beautiful orange roses courtesy of my wonderful husband. Thanks, honey!)


  1. Oooh, I am jealous. I love those ladies and their new book is really good. I'd love to see their samples.

    Happy Birthday! What a fun night for you.

    Thanks again for my surprise today.

  2. Happy Birthday!! My birthday is this week - here's hoping we have many more fun birthdays!!