19 August 2007

I'm Late! Mad Hatter Tea

Today, Kelly, Amber, The Daughter, and I attended the Mad Hatter Tea Party at Alterknit. Many other familiar faces graced the tea tables. What a lovely time we all had. The goodies were delectable (especially the chevre filled golden plums!) and the tea was varied as well as plentiful. I'm always in favour of a frock opportunity. When it comes with the wearing of a hat? I'm over the moon.

Check out Amber and Kelly's hats fashioned from Lettuce Knit's top down baby sweaters.

There was an quiz on the chapter, copies of which were provided at each table. We shouted out answers and whomever shouted first had a prize hurled at her. Knowing that "muchness" was drawn by the sisters in the well earned me this sumptuous Americo bulky. Whatever can I knit that will do it justice? Any ideas?
Smarty Pants daughter knew all the answers but showed admirable restraint and only shouted out twice, winning some Lamb's Pride and a beautiful pair of Brittany needles.

In case there wasn't enough yarn in our lives already, bins of it were conveniently discounted to coincide with the party. I picked up some brightly coloured Magic Garden Buttons which is destined to become wrist warmers for gifting.

"I do so enjoy a good cuppa!", exclaimed Eccentric Auntie.

I won the prize for best hat. Well, to be honest, it was a draw. I like to think that I would have won anyway. Those loopy flowers corked during the So You Think You Can Dance finale (yay Sabra!) put me over the top with the judging panel. The knitting needle hanging off the scarf as I work the border, is another nice fashion trend.


koko puff said...

It was a fun time! I think you would have won best hat anyway!

Baa Bonny Belle said...

You are just too cute in the hat! Good job, you Mad Hatter, you!

Sandi Purl said...

WOW! looks like y'all had a blast!

Opal said...

What a wonderful hat! And that scarf looks lovely too. Looks like you all had a great time. :-)