Thursday, April 7, 2011

On the Road Again with MEGABUS!!!

WOW!  How time flies when you are having fun!!

And fun is what we had, as a small knitting group that I am a part of, went on a BIG adventure on the Megabus.

We left Chicago around 1 PM on Monday with Minneapolis as our destination.  We traveled on the main floor and sat around a table for the entire trip.

The bus was full and after several hours on a bus - we all became friends.  I even taught  a small group to play "Smoke" - a crazy card game.  Shannon from Austin, Texas joined us in the game and it was a blast.  It certainly made the 7 plus hour trip fly by!

Check out for your next trip.  

I was the lucky one with a round trip fare of $2.50
and my friends rode the bus for $30.50 round trip.  One scheduled stop in Madison, WI and a rest stop for a 30 minute break and we were back on the road again.  Beats the price of gas and the bus driver was superb!

As you can see, Diana and Phyllis managed to get in some knitting
on the bus.  All of us had several knitting projects along as well as
 all of our Kindles, IPads, IPods and IPhones.

Our destination on Tuesday was StevenBe - the home of the Glitter Knitter, Steven.  The shop is located in South Minneapolis and he had a day planned that we will never forget!  His staff prepared a wonderful lunch in the kitchen that was healthy as well!!  We had tea, coffee and water with a fab ice cream dessert mid afternoon.  Mixed in all day were knitting tips and techniques as well as plenty of time to SHOP!!  And shop we did!  It's a good thing the Megabus was not full on the return trip!  The was a wonderful trunk show of garments from CoCo Knits with Habu yarns from Japan.  This was so amazing because most of the garments are seamless and the yarns are so fine!  Of course, we had to get some of this to try!  Stay tuned to see what we make.  Here is a group shot of us with StevenBe himself.  He is fast becoming the "Rock Star of Knitting".  What a fabulous place with so many unique yarns and ideas to use them.

Here is Steven doing a demonstration on a new technique while Diana and Linda are intently observing. See all of that yarn???  That is only one wall!!  And check out the knitted bikini!!  Stretchy cotton yarn!

So you can see how exciting our day was - from Noon to 8 PM.  It was so fun fun to met and interact with StevenBe's local customers.  More pictures to follow!  Have a great day!

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