Saturday, May 12, 2007

It's A Good Day!

Oh! It's a good day, for singin' a song,
An' it's a good day for movin' along,
Yes, it's a good day, how could anything go wrong?
A good day from mornin' 'till night! - Perry Como

By all accounts, it was a most excellent Friday. Not only was the weather cooperatively ideal (sunny, a tad cool), but my friend Stylish Girl took me to lunch (surprise!) at a beautiful South Loop restaurant, Zapatista. I wished I'd had my camera; the food was good to look at and even better past the lips onto the tongue. Yum!

Next, we stopped in to see a mutual friend - a friend who happens to own a yarn store. Like a moth to a flame, I tell you what!

Claudia Hand Painted Yarn
(Claudia Hand Painted Yarn: John B. (l, r) and Woodland Moss)

After a much-needed nap, I headed downtown for Looptopia, Chicago's all-night arts, dance and theater cultural extravaganza. People, people everywhere! So many in fact that it looked like they'd been brought in by the bus load, clogging foot and automobile traffic and making it nigh impossible to avoid bumping into someone. Sadly, it seemed I was the only one within earshot whose manners ("Excuse me, pardon me") got any kind of workout.

With all those people, it was a miracle that I found Franklin, Michelle, Dana and Jonathan in the mass of folks who stopped in either for a quick knitting lesson or to add their own touches to the group knitting art piece set up in the center of the Garland Room at the Chicago Cultural Center:

Looptopia Knits
(Windy City Knitting Guild's Interactive Knitting Project)

Franklin Gets His Knit On
(Franklin shows off the his christening shawl, in progress.)

By the time I got home shortly after midnight, I was exhausted and achy but it was worth it!
Yes, it's a good day from mornin' 'till night!

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Blogger Terri said...

You live in such a fun town, and it sounds like you have some really great friends! What kind of yarn is the John B and mossy green? I can't wait to see how they work up. Have a great weekend, and be well.

5/12/2007 10:56:00 PM  
Blogger Terri said...

Oops, sorry, Woodland Moss, not mossy green. My mistake...

5/12/2007 10:57:00 PM  
Blogger sgeddes said...

Sounds like you had a great time. The new yarn looks great. I've never used any of that before. Looks like it will be very nice to knit with.

5/12/2007 11:10:00 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

I would be in so much debt if my friends owned a yarn shop. Your purchases are yummy!

5/12/2007 11:12:00 PM  
Blogger Debi said...

Glad you had a good time! I even saw a pic of you on someone else's blog :)

5/13/2007 12:37:00 AM  
Blogger sweetfigs said...

It sounds like Looptopia was a success, and I'm sorry to have missed out. I hope it becomes an annual event.

5/13/2007 09:27:00 AM  
Blogger KnitPastis said...

Now that resturant looks like a nice place to eat! I had to do a double take, I thought it was my name.LOL

What a fantastic time you had!

5/13/2007 06:50:00 PM  
Blogger Karen said...

Oooooh, I love Claudia's Handpainted! Copper Pennies and Peppermint Mocha just arrived from The Loopy Ewe today. ;-)

Franklin looks like he's a lot of fun to hang out with!

5/14/2007 03:53:00 PM  
Blogger Opal said...

Sounds like you had a really great time! You know, I still get a kick out of the fact that Franklin is from Honolulu like me.

5/14/2007 05:04:00 PM  
Anonymous KarenJoSeattle said...

I just ordered from Loopy Ewe last night and got Argyle Socks and Urban Fever in Claudia H-P. I contemplated Woodland Moss, but even without I ordered enough to qualify as a frequent in one order. Next order.

Looptopia sounds like a good time. The kn itted art project is cool. Definitely a good day.

5/14/2007 07:43:00 PM  
Blogger sturdygirl said...

hey! it was fun to see you on fri. night. someday we'll have to meet up at that *fabulous* store in the south loop, and then have margaritas at zapatista!

5/16/2007 09:54:00 AM  

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