Yesterday evening, I headed out in the awful, slushy weather for the second time (the first having been for a late lunch with Christine at Cosi; had I known how bad the weather actually was, I might not have gone!), to go to a meeting of Knitting For the Greater Good. They want to recruit people to knit baby blankets to be included in care baskets they give to new mothers who can't afford much. I have already started a new blanket with yarn that Danny helped me pick out at Mind's Eye Yarns! It's really fun - I do hope to be able to get several blankets knitted up this year (it's such an easy & rather mindless task, great for knitting in front of a movie...) - the only thing that would stop me would be the cost, as baby yarn (the very softest) tends to run a bit pricey. Oh, well - we'll have to see. I do really like being involved in this.
However, when I finally arrived at Borders, where the meeting was to be held, there was not a single knitter in sight! I traipsed up & down the stairs a couple of times, scanning in vain (and probably arousing the suspicions of the store's security guard), but, nothin'. I couldn't believe it - I figured I had been stupid and written the wrong day down! Dan was supposed to meet me around 6:30 so we could try out the new sushi place nearby, so I ended up buying a coffee and reading in the upstairs cafe until he arrived. We ate a really yummy (and quickly prepared!) meal at Ueno, and then sloshed back home through the rainy snowy mess. When I got there, I looked up the meeting...and realized that I had been right about the day and time. So strange. I emailed the woman, and she said there were eight knitters at the meeting - and neither of us can understand how I could have missed them! But, I don't feel so bad - apparently I'm not the only one who couldn't find the meeting. I was invited to attend the next one, and I plan to attend...provided I can find it! xoxo
TITLE: Get A Financial Life
AUTHOR: Beth Kobliner
AUTHOR: William Gibson