Saturday, January 17, 2009

Unwinding with Ravelry

Originally uploaded by ShelbyD
This past Thursday evening I braved the traffic and the misplaced enjoying-myself-on-a-schoolnight guilt and attended a Ravelry event at Unwind in Burbank. The place was packed with knitters, decked out in their knits, browsing and buying and chatting and in general having a lovely time.

A door prize ticket was offered in return for food pantry donations, and I actually won a pair of books! I met some local and semi-local knitters, saw some beautiful projects, and had a chance to chat with Mary-Heather (the weather, for I am lame) and Casey (iPhones and software). The staff at Unwind were very welcoming and good-humored and remarkably chill about the half-chaotic crush of people.

I went in to the store pre-allowing myself to buy yarn for a pair of socks and a Tempting sweater, and left with two skeins of KPPM and seven of Tahki Torino. I started the Tempting this morning and am about 4 inches into the body. It would be nice to finish it in time to take to Hawaii next weekend (!), but I know it's probably a stretch.

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