Wednesday, June 13, 2007

WWKIPD!

Well, I got so busy on WWKIP day that I did not get to the event I was planning to attend. Nor did I make it to the Yarn Lady Bag Sale. I ended up having breakfast with my hubby and another couple. These folks are great friends and we had a wonderful time. When we left their, i ran out and bought groceries, returned a skirt that was too BIG (YEAH!!!!)and I went to Michaels. By the time that was all done, it was well past 4 PM. Speaking of Michaels, can I just say that the place is like Disney Land these days! 10 years ago, I would go into Michaels every now and again and I gotta say, if my memory serves me, it was not that busy. Now, the place is teaming with people in every isle! America is definately more crafty than it used to be. I think it has to do with the high stress lifestyles we all lead. People need an outlet. As I have mentioned before, its definately very comforting and therapeutic for me. Even watching others knit soothes me. Anyway, I just think its amazing how many folks are crafting these day. I also like the idea of making things for myself and others. Somebody mentioned that handmade gifts are few and far between these days. Its true. People don't seem to value handmade things the way we should. But thats not surprising since the whole world's value system seems to upside down in this age. I am thinking of giving all handmade gifts this year to my family. At work, my 3 office mates and I do a gift exchange. I am thinking of suggesting that we do handmade things. I will let you know how that goes!

At any rate, I did end up making it to a coffee shop near my home on WWKIP day and I did actually knit a little. The picture below is a little bit faked. I had forgotten to bring the right needles so I just knit a bit to say I did it and for the picture. I will have to pull out those stitches and fix it later. Oh well, I will make next year. Maybe I will even host an event myself!

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6 comments:

Becky said...

WWKIP day fell on the same weekend as my community's annual water safety festival, so I took my sock and knit there. I was the only one knitting, but the sock enjoyed the trip. It is now clammoring for another field trip.

Amanda1 said...

It poured rain here. My guild got together and knit in a gazebo in the local park. It was cold and raw, but they did it! I stayed in (I'm recovering from surgery and don't want to get sick)...

Virtuous said...

Yeah! Well at least you actually knitted on WWKIPD! :o)
You must come by my blog and check out what we did!

@ Michael's & Disneyland - it MUST just be an LA thing! LOL
I typcially have to run somebody down to get any assistance at mine! :op

Sheila said...

Hi Kim jumped over to your blog after stopping by Ebony Elite. Welcome aboard. I'm new to knitting and looking forward to knitspiration..lol. I agree with you on Michael's becoming sort of a disneyland. I have one near me and when I enter it ... it always seem chaotic. I guess its all good, a sure sign that more people are crafting.

Cas... said...

Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog. I appreciate it. Good luck with your project!

Kimberly said...

It's a convincing picture. You look like you a really concentrating!

Sorry you didn't have the correct needles with you. That always frustrates me and seems to happen at those times when we REALLY want to knit.