Sunday, January 14, 2007

The Perfect Storm

There are several reasons this weekend was a really great one. (One of these reasons, the biggest really, I will let Nasus share.) I think the best way to describe this weekend is as a Perfect Storm Weekend...but in a good way ;-) Not only was it my Friday off, it was a Friday that Nonnahs came into town. It also happen to coincide with Nasus' last Friday off before starting her new semester next week. And finally, it coincided with the TNNA, which happened to bring our good friend Mim to town. Friday saw a great lunch at Aqua Al 2 (fair warning - obnoxious voice-over when you click the link) in the Gaslamp.

In fact, we were having such a great time, the restaurant finally asked us to leave as they had been closed for an hour and we were still sitting there chatting. It was super cool to finally meet Mim in person, who is not only talented, but charming and beautiful to boot. It was so nice to spend time with my girls as well, since it had been a really long time since we had all been together for some down time.

Saturday saw a lot of knitting fun. Mim (wearing her silver Icarus - People: Seriouly. You need to make this shawl. Words cannot describe its beauty.) and I took advantage of the newly restocked Koigu selection at Common Threads our Koigu stashes. I picked up these (Dark Brown-2390 and Brown 2388) that are destined for Eunny's Anemoi mittens.

Trust me in saying that it was all I could do to leave with just these. There were so many beautiful colors and I kept seeing so many beautiful finished projects. But I was good and only got what I had planned to get.

After a couple tacos, we headed over to Rebecca's where we met up with Knitzalot, Jessica (also wearing her Icarus), Krys and kitty. Have I ever told you how much I love this little kitty? She is so sweat and teeny tiny. She often comes over and takes a nice nap while we knit. It was a little chilly that day, but I think everyone had a good time, especially kitty.

I got a bit more of my Ribby Cardi back knit up, but between the way it makes my wrist ache and the smaller gauge I am knitting it at, progress remains slow. I'm pretty sure I haven't talked about this project yet, but it is my first new project for this year. Made entirely from stash yarn, I might add!

Finally, in order to avoid the Chargers traffic at the stadium on Sunday, B and I had a nice breakfast at Brians' in Hillcrest, walked around the farmers' market and took Jenny for a walk threw Balboa Park.

I hate to admit it, but Jenny really took us for a walk. It was all we could do to keep up with her and I am pretty sure we should have had the speed advantage with our tall legs and all.

So all and all, I give this weekend a thumbs up! It certainly makes starting a new week a little easier.


Theresa said...

I love Nonnahs' hair dresser - thanks!

Nonnahs said...

Friday was certainly jam-packed with fun and excitement, wasn't it? Yay for getting together with friends!

Mouse said...

Ooh, I love blogger meetups! It looks like y'all had a wonderful time.

Anonymous said...

Glad y'all had a great weekend! That koigu looks wonderful for the Anemoi mittens!

Marisa said...

I'm so bummed I couldn't make it on Saturday afternoon! I'm glad you guys had a good time.

Nasus said...

So much fun!

Miriam said...

K, I have to say, that very well may be THE worst picture of me on the internet. I look like a possessed hobbit! But thanks for the fun girls! :D


Melissa said...

I wish I could meet you all this Saturday!
I can definitely share how I modified the dog sweater... do you have SNB Nation?

bella said...

You go, Jenny!
What a cute butt you have.

Love, Bella
professional dachshund girl