Well, an unprecedented, but long anticipated event! I met one of my internet friends in real life! I’ve been a member of one large internet knitting group for I don’t know how many years – probably more than ten. Then another small splinter group formed several years ago for a knitalong on particular Alice Starmore sweater, and since the sweater was finished – mine was a total flop, by the way – we have stayed on contact. Rebecca is a part of this small group too. (Her sweater turned out splendidly, and is one of her favorites.) Rebecca mainly shyly lurks, but feels fully committed to the little knitting clan. So, we were thrilled to learn that Pru was coming from the other far off Washington – the D.C. one – to visit Seattle. She brought several shawls she had knitted - all exquisite - but one was one of the loveliest things I have ever seen. A similar one is next on my knitting agenda, and I only hope mine turns half as well.
We planned to visit knitting stores, since knitting is our common purpose in life, but never quite made it. Nonetheless, it was a super fun day, visiting downtown Seattle and the Pike Place Market, which, with such beautiful weather at the tail end of tourist season, was humming with energy, and as brimming with life as I always imagine those eastern bazaars to be. Then a humongous lunch at a local “greasy spoon” type café. “Greasy Spoon” could seem to translate not into "yucky," but really, it translates into "comfort." Maybe a little greasy, but mostly comfortable
– not that we needed comfort after our super fun day.