Sunday, June 10, 2007

Fun in the Sun

We had fun at our WWKIP yesterday. We met at a park near the beach and I had a chance to catch up with some long lost knit pals. For some time now I have been part of a Yahoo group for Santa Barbara Knitters. I never participate, but I get the emails and read them pretty consistently. Anyway, there was this girl I noticed who joined the Yahoo group and she would often post emails to the group. Here name is Marieke, and in my head, I always thought it was pronounced Ma-REEK. So I get to the WWKIP and there is Ma-REEK. She looks vaguely familiar, but hey, by the time you get to 48, almost everyone looks vaguely familiar. But then I find out her name is pronounced Ma-RYE-ka. Vaguely familiar, no blip on the radar. Yet. I make some remark about the parallel between World Wide Knit In Public Day and Global Day of Prayer (which was two weeks ago). Marieke looks at me and asks me what church I go to. I tell her and a big smile comes across her face. She goes to our offspring church! Then I realize! She's Ma-RYE-ka! My friend's daughter's friend! I hear about her all the time but have only briefly met her once. All this time I've been looking at these posts from Ma-REEK, never knowing all this time that it is Ma-RYE-ka.

That is Thuy (prounounced "Twee"). My daughter says, "Twee. I like that name, Twee." I know what she means. Anyway, Thuy has a cool blog, schmeebot and doesn't post nearly enough in my opinion. She is a really big reason that I blog. She is also the first blogger I ever met whose blog I had read before meeting her.
To her left is Chauntel. She's the one who pulled the local WWKIP together. She and her best bud, Tracy are total characters. They wandered in to the knit group a couple years ago and the rest is history. She is one prolific knitter, let me tell you. And talk about a yarn stash! She is also very sweet and it was fun to catch up.

I tried to get some more pictures of the jacarandas, but it was not the right time of day. I think early morning will work better. I'll try and go out this week. Speaking of which, I have a big week coming up. On Saturday and Sunday, after working all week this week, everyone in my department is required to work commencement. We all have to work Saturday AND Sunday from 6am to 6pm. Then go back to work on Monday. Sheesh. I am NOT looking forward to it. Apparently I am being posted at one of the slower areas of the campus. You can guess what I'm bringing. Yup. A lawn chair and my knitting.

Here is a picture of a pretty rose bud.


At 11:53 PM, Blogger tellen said...

Man, I really missed out! It looks like you guys had a great time. And the weather was great! I am sorry I missed seeing you, Laura! :))

At 1:04 PM, Anonymous Leslie said...

Wish I could have made it. Hopefully there will be one next year.

At 6:34 PM, Blogger Susan said...

Knitting and California and a beach. How lucky is that? Glad you had a good time.

At 11:35 AM, Anonymous Carrie K said...

I completely spaced the WWKIP day. Argh. The few days I go offline...grr! But too cool about Ma-reek and Ma-rye-ka!

So is your work-every-day-of-the-week happening now?


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