Madrona as always was wonderful. It's so nice to take four days of my year and spend it doing what I love ... knitting. I took three classes, spent a lot of time in the lobby bar drinking appropriate beverages (coffee in the a.m, sodas in the afternoon, wine in the evenings, etc.), catching up with old friends, and making new friends. One of the fun things about Madrona is the plethora of Susans. There are a lot of Susans. In the first class I took, Emergency Measures with Sally Melville, there were 5 Susans in that class. In our knitting guild, the Eastside Knitting Guild, there are 7 Susans. I love Susans. I understand Susans. One of the things I love about Susans is their willingness to help, and while helping, their willingness to laugh about it. Case in point ... how many Susans does it take to roll up a skein of yarn?
Susan knit her houndstooth vest with yarn from Toots LeBlanc & Co., a regular vendor at Madrona.
The other Susan, Susan M, is our fearless leader for the Eastside Knitting Guild and when she came to Madrona, she was ready for anything and everything.
Which was primarly knitting for Operation Holiday Stockings. You will recall this Susan is the Susan that knit stockings for each day of 2010. Here's what she's done so far for 2011. Susan is awesome.
Now it's true the snow can stop us from driving anywhere, but it won't stop the two Grill Masters, David and John, from grilling steaks.