knitters know how to party!
I call them the Portland Purls - the wise, wonderful, funny knitters (and embroiderers) who are kind enough to gather at my house for conviviality. This month, it took a joint effort to pull the party off. I provided the house (relatively cleaner than it usually is, though the board of health might still find cause for complaint.) I set out table cloth and china. I even invented a napkin fold for the occasion.
Because I had never done it before, I seeded a couple of pomegranates. You immerse the critter in a bowl of cold water and break it apart between your hands, pushing the seeds loose. The seeds (arils)sink, the membranes float. Throw away the water, serve the arils. Yum! Also red bartlet pears and green grapes, and curried chicken salad sandwiches.
TW co-hosted. She baked a bounty for us!! Scones, brownies, pumpkin bread and world-class biscotti. Looks like an earthly garden of gustatory delights, doesn't it? It WAS!!
Eight of us gathered, feasted, knitted, and had a go-lorius time! Usually it runs from 10 till 12, but we kept nattering till past 1 because it was just so fun. With 8 people, it's small enough that one person can talk and everyone else can listen, or, you can break into cluster chats of two or three and no one need feel left out. Life is good, and friends make it better! And when everyone had left and I was taking out the crusts to throw to the crows, I found a four leaf clover. Life is very good indeed.