I think I have Rabbitch's Title Virus. Hers are working now. Mine are not. If there was one, it would be A Pleasant Sunday Surprise. Just insert it where appropriate. (and yes I tried the Shift + Tab; doesn't work. Barf-o-bits)
I had a pleasant Sunday afternoon with Barbara, her partner DeVia, Gary, Mary, and Melissa. DeVia had a conference in Portland this week so she and Barbara came into Portland on Saturday to meet up with fellow knitsibs. I was expecting to just have lunch with them at Dan and Louie's Oyster Bar, do a short yarn crawl at KnitPurl, then sit and knit for a while. A nice quiet Sunday for working on the commission.
During lunch, Mary asked me if I was going to the PDX Knit Bloggers gathering at Knit Purl. "What gathering?" Turns out that a group of Portland bloggers who had gone to see the Yarn Harlot in June decided that the Portland contingent should stay in touch with each other and created an online group for knitters who blog in the Portland Metro area. They were meeting at KnitPurl for a knit-in and meetup that afternoon. So instead of a calm sedate knitting session I was regaled with a roomful of laughing chatting bloggers.
There were at least 4 versions of the Mystery Shawl KAL #3, including Barbara's version done in splendiferous handspun. Kathy was charting out a version of the Clematis edging for a wedding shawl for her sister. Bobbie had a sweater going out of beautiful burgundy bamboo (can't help the alliteration--it was worth it). Rodger arrived for an hour away from work to work on his sidewise hat in Noro Sakura. Barbara put away the MS3 to work on a pair of socks. So did Melissa and a few others. Deb of Fearless Fibers was fiddling with some fine yarn, having left her big projects at home. I had the commission, which I dubbed the fifty thousand miles of stockinette. There were many others: scarves, shawls, and sweaters. Kathy has the list of bloggers, so check them out. Hopefully the meetings won't always be on Sundays; otherwise I'll be just a lurker on the list for most of the year due to chorus rehearsals.
I've been playing with the web stuff that I've seen on other blogs. So far I'm a solid Gryffindor House member, I'm mostly Neo-Pagan /Mahayana Buddhist /Unitarian Universalist, and I'm 47% able to fend off a zombie attack. Just don't ask me to clean the house.