Our task for today's KCBW post is to think outside of our blogging norm, to stretch and do something different. I couldn't get my wacko senses to work this week for some reason, so I pondered what I could do that would be different from my usual posts.
I work at home most of the time, except for the occasional day substitute teaching, so I thought it would be fun to get out and about for a couple of days. I had a side agenda on this little jaunt we're about to recount--I wanted to see if I could catch anyone knitting or crocheting in public...just on a usual day, you know, in the usual places.
On Wednesday I popped over to one of my local Starbucks for a tall green tea latte. No one was knitting...
I decided to give it a nudge early on and stop by Fibers, Etc.*, where I just knew I could catch someone knitting. I peeked into the store to find Roberta, the owner, but no sign of her, so I checked her studio.
*no linky--no Web site
What should I find but two lovely ladies lunching and knitting!
Sweet ladies, too!
Of course, I had to head back into the store to find some lace weight yarn.
I just had to share these two colorways in Malabrigo Lace I spied. Boy, were they hard to resist!
But I simply could not resist these awesome skeins
of wool and silk lace weight.
Look at the yardage! Look at the price! Score.
Nope, no knitters or crocheters here, though. And silly me, I left my project bag in the car, so I wasn't stitching either.
*props to alley cat, because she does justice to this icon in the post linked
So I just nabbed the sweet front table and enjoyed the fab views while I sipped. Macha tried and enjoyed. Check.
Moving on! Hopped in the car and scooted down to the main library branch.
I usually make a beeline for this section.
This time, though, I wandered around a bit and looked for anyone stitching. Nope.
So I went back to my favorite section and checked out some books. Good finds!
That was all the time I had that day, so I asked my daughter Natalie to join me the second day, yesterday.
We did some thrifting and then tried the mall, which completely zonked us out (and where there were no stitchers to be found).
Time for some sustenance!
So over to Fircrest we zoomed for some Greener Bean goodness.
A giant peach cobbler muffin to share, assorted caffeine beverages, and wildly assorted seat options always help.
Can you imagine anyone actually lounging on that chaise? I'm curious as to whether it ever gets used.
I wanted to use it. I wanted to take it home with me.
No knitters or crocheters here, though. I did see a couple of ladies visiting, one with a fiber-related textbook of some kind. I wanted to quiz her, but thought it best to leave her alone. When she saw me eye her book, she suspiciously tucked it away. I must have unsettled her or something. I mostly try to leave folks alone. Mostly.
We tried one more stop over to the fabulous Orange where I was so desperate I asked the owner whether she knit. Well, you never know. There was a chance she did and had a project with her and at this point I was ready to push the issue! Nope. She said she hadn't the patience. Used to cross stitch.
Thanks for joining me on this little mostly fiber-fruitless field trip. The hunt was fun, but I was a little sad that my two-day journey around my part of town yielded no sightings of random KIP or CIP. Thinking about this, I can't remember the last time I saw any. Has the craze died down? Has the kipping and cipping moved over to yarn bombing, tagging, etc.?
When's the last time you saw anyone working on a yarny project out in public?