Tuesday, November 14, 2006

My mighty mighty dear friend Lisa came to visit me this weekend. She lives in the City of Big Shoulders (that's Chicago, for you non-Sandburg fans) (That's Carl Sandburg, not Ryne, for you non-poetry baseball fans) and is busy as a bee, so a visit from her is a real treat. I took the train down to the airport to meet her. On the way (because that's a lot of knitting time!), I worked on this:

These are "Knucks" from knitty.com. When Francesca came to the store the last time, she was wearing these, and I of course coveted them, and she told me that they were knit from the fingers down so of course I had to try that trick! I had a ball of Rowan Felted Tweed and some Kidsilk Haze lying around and took the plunge.

May I just say that I LOVE making them this way!! First you knit five little tubes and put the stitches on holders. Then you join the fingers in one glorious joining round and off you go. The hard part is done and you just sail down the hand! Yay! Here is a Knuck on a Septa seat:

In the airport baggage claim area (Terminal C!). Please note snazzy carpet and ends woven in:


Once Lisa and I finally caught up with each other, the knitting stopped. Here's Lisa on the train:

We talked and talked and talked and ate cheesesteaks and hoagies and drank beer. It was GOOD. Here is Lisa's roast pork and sharp provolone and greens sandwich from DiNic's at the Reading Terminal Market:

I wish I had had the nerve to document every delicious thing we ate and drank, though that might have been tedious, I suppose...for Lisa and for you readers. Suffice it to say, it was good and Phillycentric. Lisa's the director of cooking schools for The Chopping Block now, but went to school here (that's where I met her) and lived here and appreciates Philadephia cuisine.

She is a pure delight to be with, my dear friend for (gulp) 24 years! Though I love her dearly, I must say that she refused to touch the Expanding Hand, no matter how much I pressured her.

I hope to visit her sometime in the spring. Gus, who had a big crush on her, wants to go and visit her too.


Blogger Francesca said...

Friends are fun and so are Knucks. Hooray for friends and fingerless gloves.

9:46 AM  
Blogger CurlyGirl said...

I like to imagine the curious stares by SEPTA riders as you not only knit, but document the knucks!

There were a LOT of greens on that sandwich! I'm glad you had a nice visit.

Shout out to Lisa!

3:29 PM  
Blogger diana said...

SM - Knucks rule! Thank you for enabling me!

CG - Having a blog makes me want to take pictures of every ding-dang thing. It was only with great restraint that I didn't photograph the beers we had on Saturday or the wings at Union Jack's.

2:39 PM  
Blogger CurlyGirl said...

Did you get a stub? That would have been worth documenting!

4:16 PM  

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