Tuesday, April 29, 2014

I've been remiss . . .

I've been spending time yesterday and today finalizing plans for some blogger meet-ups next week while I'm in NYC - and I haven't even finished posting about my trip to Toronto!  So I wanted to get a few more pix up before the memory completely fades.  Just kidding - I had such a great time with these ladies, I won't be forgetting it!

I had the good fortune to meet up with SIX bloggers from Toronto.  I'm listing them here so that in case you don't know any of them, you can meet them too via their blogs!

My lovely hostess, Andrea, of Stitch Parade.
Sara, one-half (with her sister) of Hamilton Chicklets.
Kristin, of K-Line.
Gillian, of Crafting a Rainbow.
Katja of Gjeometry.
And Tasha of Little Things.

Some of these ladies I knew from their blogs, and some from Instagram, which I've come to view as micro-blogging.  Every single one of them is just lovely, as you'd expect!  And I felt so honored that Gillian, Katja and Tasha came from quite a distance outside the city to meet me.  Thank you so much ladies!

So here are some of the fun things we did. 

On my second evening in Toronto, Andrea, Kristin, Sara and I went out for Leopard Cocktails.  What's that?  Well, the same as normal cocktails, but you wear your leopard-print clothing and/or accessories!


I mentioned before that a lot of our time was spent just knitting and hanging out, and visiting the fabric shops in the garment district.  I'm an idiot and didn't bring my camera so I don't have any pictures of that!

Saturday was a big day.  The first thing we did was to hit a currency exchange so I could get some Canadian money.  I LOVE the Canadian money - it's so beautiful, and it's made of plastic!  And holograms!



We met up with Sara at the exchange, and then she, Andrea and I went to the Distillery and walked around a bit, then stopped for a beer.  It was darn cold, so we all wore our hand-knit hats:


We had a date with the whole group for dinner, and had planned on going home first to gussy ourselves up.  But we ended up playing around in the Distillery too long, so we just had to go as we were.  No worries though - we had a fantastic time anyway!  Here's all of us except Andrea (who took the picture) at dinner:


We ended up getting kicked out of that restaurant after about an hour (! - apparently this is a thing that happens in Toronto?  We were a little outraged.)  A few of our group had to head home early anyway, but the remainder decided to find a coffee shop so we could keep talking.  And we did find a nice coffee shop nearby - which also served cocktails!  So we drank those instead.  It was super dark in there and we had a lot of fun trying to get a decent picture.   Believe it or not, this one is the best, despite our glowing eyes!


So that's it!  I have very few pictures from this trip, and the ones I do have I had to scrounge off my friends!  I'll try to do better in New York, but it's so easy to get absorbed in the moment and forget to document!

15 comments:

  1. What a fun meetup! Can't wait to see you in New York!

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    1. It was so fun! Honestly, I've never NOT had fun at a blogger meet-up!

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  2. In truth, we were at the restaurant for 2.25 hours. You guys arrived pretty late! :-) They wouldn't kick us out after an hour - though I was still totally irritated at being asked to leave on the spot. (Usually they tell you when you make the reservation. Or at very least, when you arrive...)

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    1. I guess it's a case of "time flies when you're having fun!" We were quite late though - got foiled by those subway closures and the baseball game!

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    2. Also: it could well happen here too! I just may not know about it, since I don't go out that often, and rarely to anyplace fancy enough to need a reservation, LOL!

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  3. What a fun meet up. I like that leopard theme. Didn't know Canadian coins are now plastic. I haven't been there for ages.

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    1. Ooops - sorry! I worded that wrong: only the bills are plastic. The coins are metal!

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  4. how cool! really looks like you had loads of fun! can't believe how cold it was!

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    1. It was! This has been a long, hard, cold winter!

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  5. sounds like such fun! have a blast in NYC also! can't wait to hear about it :)

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    1. I think NYC is going to be super fun! Hope it's warmer though :-)

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  6. Extremely behind on my blog reading if I missed this post! It was indeed a seriously fun meet-up and it was great ti finally meet IRL! If it makes you feel any better, I didn't take a single picture all week! I definitely did not need to record my distillery "outfit"! Note to self: when meeting fellow sewcialists for a quick afternoon excursion to be followed by a fancy-ish meal, dress as though you may need to take off your jacket!

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    1. I don't think any of us took many photos! Shows how much fun we were having! Also - you look beautiful no matter what :-) Anyway, it's way more important to HAVE fun than to look good while doing it!

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