That’s right kids. Worldwide Knit In Public Day was a success! Here’s us crafty ladies hanging out in Millennium Park. (Merry Gentlemen, Le Petite Tricoteuse, Nittany’s Shenanigans, Knitting With Bookgirl, Lunar Llama and Nadia.) There were an estimated 60 knitters present at this event. We got a lot of walk-ups and questions from random passersby. Some nice; some kind of cranky. (You know who you were.) We all took the train in and had a nice walk to the park. It was hot but I’m proud to say that I sat in the sun today (with no burning to report either). We even got ice cream half way through the day (which was necessary; it was hot people!).
Then there was a Yarn Crawl. Yes, people. We will stop at nothing. Actually there were only two stores on the Crawl agenda, so we went to Loopy Yarns since it wasn’t too out of the way of the train stations that would take us all home. They offered all WWKIPers 10% off their purchases so of course I snagged some Cotton Patine in Alabaster and Purple (100% combed cotton) for my Clapotis. I was going to do some kind of stripey thing with it but now I’m thinking of making it all in Alabaster and swapping the purple. The striping just isn’t really working and the Alabaster would match more with a variety of items since I intend to use it at work.
After such a long day in the sun, my feet were a screamin’ and I was in desperate need of a shower. I also enjoyed a burger from the grill and experimented with an açaí berry and pomegranate martini. It was really good! Here’s what I mixed together in a shaker with ice:
To round out the day, I watched a couple of movies since I was too tired to do much of anything else. Deja Vu with Denzel Washington was up first. It was pretty good. Interesting with a few plot twists. Slightly far fetched but still pretty interesting since you didn’t really know what was going to happen until the end. Next up was Rebel Without A Cause (#59 on the AFI 100 list). Starring James Dean, this classic about teen angst and frustration actually was surprisingly different than what I expected. It’s also amazing to think that Dean only did three movies, in a one year time frame, before he died in a car accident.