Yes, today was the day of Red Hats. And it still has me smiling when I think about it. K & I decided to meet yesterday in a town half way between here and her school and shop and knit and hang out. She was also in search of a topic for a paper she has to write for her creative writing course on going somewhere and doing something with a group of people that she has never done before. We racked our brains last night and the best we could come up with was to try and find a wedding to 'crash'.
But when I woke up and went out to the Lobby of the hotel this morning, this is what I saw - Ladies in red hats and purple dresses and vendors selling everything imaginable that a member of the 'Red Hat Society' might need. There were glasses that lit up; hats with more feathers than some birds; purple dresses with sequins galore and so much more.
The selection of hats alone was unbelievable!! Yes, we had stumbled across a local convention of Red Hatters!! They had quite the day planned with a luncheon; song time; and even an Elvis impersonator!! And you guessed it; K introduced herself as a journalism student and asked if she could possibly sit in with them for just a bit. They welcomed her with open arms!!!
K spent some time visiting with a table of ladies and got quite the page of quotes and song lyrics to include in her paper. I am pretty sure she will be the only student writing about attending a Red Hat Society luncheon!!
We also did some shopping and enjoyed lots of walking outside today in the 65 degree weather!! I think we've finally made it through winter!! I spent my knitting time working on a sweater that I started last fall. I am about half way done with the back. I have wanted to join a sweater KAL that Sheri is doing, but felt like I needed to make some progress on this one first. If so, I plan on hopefully buying some Dream in Color Classy when I'm at the fling to make this.
Sumo and Steve manned the home front. I know it's pretty hard for Sumo when I'm gone because as hard as he tries, Steve just won't give him any treats! (I keep telling him he's begging up the wrong tree!!) I know I've confessed earlier into making him into a bit of a monster lately with occasional treats. But who can resist such a sweet face? (Well, other than Steve?)
Off to work some more on the sweater. I think it's almost time to start decreasing for the armholes. I hope I can figure it out......
Until Next Time....