Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Blogger Meet Up, Blog Prize and Shopping!

After I won Kristen's blog contest in August, we arranged to meet up so I could collect my goodies and we could have lunch together and peruse a knitting shop too. It's always best to have company in a knitting shop, don't you think?

We met up at the Wickford Diner which is near this pretty view of the harbor boats. I had a good, traditional diner meal: BLT on wheat with fries.

Kristen surprised me with Louisa Harding Hand Dyed Grace yarn--she reads my blog and knows just what I like =)

Also, some very interesting things to taste! I haven't had any of them before, but they are all flavors I really enjoy, so I'm looking forward to using them in the kitchen!

After lunch, we went to The Mermaid's Purl where I (at last) found a button for my Noro shrug. It will be nice not to have to pin it from now on. We had a sample of the same colorway at the store for reference, but I couldn't remember what size button I needed. Thankfully Kristen encouraged me to get it anyway and I think it turned out just right! And that's one great reason to have company at a knitting shop =)

The rain mostly held off but for a little drizzle, until the very end of our visit when we arrived back at our cars. Then, it started to pour!


2paw said...

How exciting!! The wool is beautiful and I agree, things always go better in a knitting shop when you have a friend!! The button is perfect.

knitseashore said...

Wickford is so pretty. I'm glad you and Kristen had such a great time together.

The button looks like a perfect fit.

Kristen said...

It was fun meeting up, and I'm glad you liked the goodies. :-)
Wow, the button really is perfect for the Noro shrug!