Ah, what a wonderful weekend it's been! Instead of getting sad that I had to take Véronik to the airport this morning, I will tell you about some of the fun things we did during her whirlwind visit. After arriving Friday evening, we swept Véronik right from the baggage claim into Center City, where we had a lovely Thai dinner with Craig of Loop, Laura G. and some other friends. Veronik appeared at Loop on Saturday:
On display were many of the garments from the fall issue of St-Denis's magazine, including this lovely vest
and Mary Jane Mucklestone's beautiful jacket:
Craig had stocked up on plenty of the lovely Nordique yarn:
and best of all, we got a sneak preview of the new St-Denis yarn, called Boreale, which will be coming out very soon. It's a fingering weight and comes in the same lovely palette as Nordique. Veronik had brought a few of the garments that will be in the spring St-Denis magazine, like these stranded gauntlets, and underneath you can see another lovely stole:
And of course, so many great people came, like Anmiryam
and Lisa and Allison (I'm sorry your eyes are closed, Craig!!)
and this friendly group of NJ knitters (but can you guess which one is called "Gooey"? she sure didn't look gooey to me, she looked pretty):
and the Irish goddess herself, shown here hugging the Polish Princess:
I was having such a good time, I didn't even get to take photos of pals like Aileen or Laura or Jennifer (not Genyphur) or some of the nice new folks I met like Jenny and Terry or the Facebook friends I met in real life like Hope. . .
It appears that some people ended the afternoon by looking for hot men wearing knitwear on teh Interwebz:
By the coy little smile on Craig's face, I'm guessing they just found a particularly hawt model.
Sunday was brunch in New Hope with Joe (posing here with Tom)
and Kathy Merrick and Liza Lucy,
who has a fantastic quilting book with Kaffe Fassett about to be released by Stewart Tabori & Chang.
We ogled the quilts and the fabric
and more amazing quilts
and two incredibly sweet dogs (this is Sadie):
But alas, even the best weekends must come to an end. Bon voyage, Véronik! Come back soon!