Spring solstice

… or something like that.

Regular readers will remember that KnittingKittens and I have two grand girlfriend outings a year.  Both take place in parked cars in the semi-darkness of a parking lot at a religious institution.  (See December post, Rites of Friendship.) While ostensibly that sounds a bit Dan Brown, it’s really just an excuse to have a quiet hour together sipping coffee and catching up in our quest for the most light-as-air pierogies you’ll ever find – and the week before Easter, butter lambs!

Butter lamb

Or rather, butter llamas.

These are hand-carved and there is a limited number for sale at 8 a.m.  KnittingKittens and I are usually the first crazies there.  Not this year.  She pulled in about 42 seconds after me.  Two women instantly jumped out of their cars and scurried up to the doors.

Hey, if you want to stand outside for better than an hour when it’s a windy 30 degrees at 6:30 a.m., have at it.  As long as we’re early enough in the line to get lambs before they sell out, that’s just fine with us.

What a face!

We wait until there are about 15 people in line before decamping.  Unknown to us, this year, they have enacted a three-lamb limit per customer.  Seriously.  The funny part, though, is that the sale runs from 8 until 1.  The pierogies, golubki and babka are gone by 10, so I don’t know what they actually sell until 1.

It’s enough to have some quiet time together – and KnittingKittens brings the coffee.  (KnittingKittens always brings the coffee.  When she’s my roommate, she even brings coffee to the room for me.  And you wonder why she’s my BFF?)  This morning, she surprises me with presents!

Araucania Ranco

Two skeins of Araucania Ranco in shades of cinnamon and nutmeg.  But there’s MORE: a hefty gift certificate to knitspot, purveyor of perfectly written patterns.  I see a cowl, shawl and sweater in my future …

What a great start to another yarny year!


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2 Responses to “Spring solstice”

  1. Mary Says:

    I can’t stop looking at that butter lamb. It’s amazing! And what yummy yarn!

  2. Luann Says:

    Butter llama! I am plotzing!

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