The weather didn't cooperate for the BLKG's annual picnic--again--even though we pushed it back into June hoping for less rain. Fifteen hardy knitters made the trip south of DePere to Echota Gardens and it was well worth the trip. Echota looks like a gardening or decorating magazine feature article with flowers and succulents planted in salvaged and reclaimed oddities like cowboy boots and old coffee pots.
The clubhouse/party room was perfect for our meal with lots of seating, a bar, and a covered pool table with ample space for all the potluck goodies. President Julie started a round of "You know you're a knitter if..." with "you ask your husband to bring your knitting bag and he asks which one." We heard about having multiple pairs of the same size needles and yet being unable to find a matching pair. About having many UFOs and WIPs all over the house and hiding, uh, stashing yarn everywhere. About making sure you have your knitting before a trip to the ER and you're the one on the gurney. I wish I'd written all of them down but there was too much laughter.
There were chickens to see and even a baby donkey. Plants and planters were examined and bought. It was only right since we got to use the room for free and the business wasn't even open to the public.
You're really sorry you couldn't make it, but I hope to see you next month at Paintin' Pottery & Bead It even if you're not making a yarn bowl. Come and kibbitz.