Anyway, Myfanwe, Norbert and I spent a pleasant evening at Chicago's Winter Delight Stitching Salon -- a wonderful temporary gallery dedicated to fiber arts. On Thursday nights they show KnitFlix -- movies with fiber themes -- and we went for Boys Night. There weren't many boys there, but no one could be disappointed with the turnout. These were some fun chicks! Sara (who I met at World Wide Knit in Public Day) and Moonrat Nat (who I met at Franklin's Dulaan hootenanny) were there. Subversive knitters fer sure!
The first 50 people to arrive for the movie got free lighted knitting needles...which really work! I think they might be too distracting for knitting during a movie, but the extra light could really come in handy when knitting with black yarn! M, N, & I were the first people there, so we made off with 3 pair! Since Myfanwe doesn't knit, we are giving her pair to a fried of Norbert's in Toledo who will really get some glee from them.
One of the activities at the stitching salon was a spectacular installation piece which invited to pick up needles and add on to the project using whatever stitch or yarn they wished. It was great fun.
It is currently -4 degrees in Chicago, with a wind-chill of -30 degrees. I hope everyone is staying warm. My plans are to make a pot of tea, put on some nice music, and knit away. Oh, joy! Oh, rapture! Who could ask for more?