Thursday, February 07, 2013
We had our first ever Super Bowl party on Sunday, most retired library folks, but it was a fabulous first, even if our chosen team didn't earn rings. I obviously forgot to pull out the camera. Marian - yes, the librarian - makes insane BBQ. She comes from a long line of the tradition and brought what she learned from her daddy. She started preparing it three weeks ago. Is that possible?! I thought I didn't like BBQ, too greasy, too sticky, too sweet. Wrong! I was wrong. She says she's going to bring it to The Gathering this Labor Day. I'm already counting the days.
I didn't know John and didn't meet him until the Nevada County Fair last August. Ian and John visited for hours. It was confusing since Ian was meeting up with his old friend John MacDonald and I was hooking up an old school chum, John McConnell. Thanks to Facebook, we've made these reconnections.
Sunday morning John and I were chatting, and realized we're both children of German immigrants. I know he's passionate about genealogy and suddenly we're ferreting out where my dad's grandfather came from - same place as John's. And they came to the same county in Iowa as John's - I know he's sniffing on this trail. We might be related. No, no, no. I'm not going to take up genealogy. But it's interesting.
Jimmy Beans has loaned me this Cricket knitters loom from their inventory. They now carry the Schacht Cricket rigid heddle looms and have asked me teach a class next month. I'm so excited. Melissa and I Facetimed on our iPads yesterday and she showed me the three scarves she just finished on her's. I think this is an excellent gateway for knitters who think they might want to weave. I hope so!