Now back to WWKIP day. Thea and I had big plans. Twisted Fiber Art announced in their newsletter they would be hosting a WWKIP experience on the lawn of their shop. Just bring lawn chairs and sunscreen and they would furnish water and lemonade. There was so many ways this was so right. There wasn't going to be a WWKIP in Adrian this year. That was kind of a "Boo/Yea!" Boo because I wouldn't get to see all of the amazing Lenawee County knitters I see every year "knitting in public" and YEA because I was going to get to sit down and knit. Also YEA because I haven't been to the new Twisted Fiber Art shop. Right when they were opening Linda moved to Washington and I just haven't been moved to go without her. Besides I do get to see the Twisted Staff at least once a year at Fiber Festivals and I do belong to the Twisted clubs which showcase new colorways and I do know how to get to Twisted webstore. So I guess I haven't been missing out on the newest Twisted colorways. I have been missing out on seeing Meg, Beth, Annie and Hazel. Thea and I planned what we would knit.
While we were at the Coastal Condo in May, I received one of the inspiring TFA newsletters. In it it informed lovers of everything Twisted that Glamour was ready for purchase. Glamour is their new yarn base made from merino, cashmere and sparkle. Well, I had to go and check it out. If I tell you it was glamorously gorgeous I would be drastically under stating its beauty. I ended up buying 5 cakes of TFA. While drooling over Glamour, I also discovered a colorway I'd never noticed before; Zion. So I ended up buying Zion in Rapt an alpaca, merino and silk lovely; Zion in Yummy merino, cashmere and nylon; Nessie in Glamour; Nessie in Catnip; and Ignite in Glamour. Five amazing cakes of fabulous fiber. I couldn't wait to get it. As I was checking email I got my notice from PayPal of my order. My iPad chimed again saying "You've got mail!" and there was a second notice from PayPal of my order. That just didn't seem right. I checked my PayPal account and right there in easy to read numbers were two payments to TFA. EEEEEKKKKKK!!!!!! I immediately emailed Beth, but it was the weekend. I would hear nothing for two days. I paced the floor of my mind wondering what to do. What if two payments were made but two payments didn't go to TFA?????? Well, I am a worrier.
On Monday, Beth emailed me and said yes indeed, there were two payments. She said there were three things we could do; 1) She could refund to my credit card; 2) She could send a TFA gift card or 3) She could double the order. I said, "I'll take door 3 please." Does that surprise you? Not me. So last week, I got the following double order.
Well, I really believed I wouldn't succumb to temptation. Thea and I continued planning for our WWKIP outing. We decided on who would drive, what time we would leave. I packed my knitting bag then checked the weather. Rain all day. Then I looked at weather in Mason. Thunderstorms. We were disappointed but decided to stay in Adrian and find a place to knit. We chose Panera Bread. Thea made a sign that said "We are participating in World Wide Knitting In Public Day." We knit, had treats. I drank coffee, Thea had Pepsi. We talked and talked. Knitting with friends is so soothing.