Multiple Craftgasm

Wherein Karida knits, crochets, embroiders, quilts, does cross stitch, and paper craft (It's not scrapbooking damnit!). But mostly she knits.

Sunday, March 04, 2007

island formal?!?

so it's one thing to know that south florida is full of all the rich jews from new york/new jersey and it's a whole different thing to really know. i just spent a few days in boca raton and west palm beach and now i know.

my mom sits on a for-profit board of directors for a company that i won't name, and their annual board retreat was in boca. being the giant leech that i am, i went, of course. now my mom is the only woman, as well as being the only person of color (unless you can count overly tanned as being a color), so the planned spouse activities were really geared towards wives of big board types. the qintessential ladies who lunch.

we went shopping on worth avenue as an excursion, and of the group, i was the only one who had a job. any job at all. then we went to lunch and all ordered salads. and then went to neiman's and sak's to help the chairman's wife shop for a dress that met the qualifications of "island formal" for a wedding in jamaica. and oh the parade of dresses. carolina herrera, marc jacobs, oscar de la renta, etc. by the end of the day, my head was spinning. and the thing is, all of these women, who don't work for a living and could pay my rent with the cost of a pair of their shoes, were REALLY nice. like shockingly, overly, super duper nice. not fake nice. just genuinely nice. and seemingly unaware that they're the top 1% of the population. it was surreal. but still included lots of beach knitting time.

and with that, ladies and gentleman (micah), we have heel:

6 Comments:

  • At 10:07 PM, Anonymous micah said…

    Sweet! on the foot-note; you know, I chipped away at my scratchers today! What a coincidence. (did I spell that right?)

     
  • At 3:37 AM, Blogger Shorty said…

    Oh my, you're doing the Entrelac socks. How are they going? They look great!

    S.

     
  • At 10:23 AM, Blogger Karida said…

    micah, you are a master of spelling. there isn't a fifth grader around who could defeat you.

    shorty, it took me awhile to get in the groove of the socks. i've done entrelac before, but not with size 1 needles. now i'm flowing...

     
  • At 1:03 PM, Blogger  said…

    Yum! I love them. What yarn are you using? I am having a fight with myself about whether or not to splurge.

     
  • At 10:07 AM, Blogger Karen said…

    Wow. Rich people amaze me.

     
  • At 1:12 PM, Blogger Ginny said…

    Whoa. The entrelac is gorgeous. I second the request for yarn stats.

     

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