Thursday, April 05, 2007

knitting in the bathroom at Starbucks

It was a very interesting knit night last Tuesday. I stayed home for a while waiting for the storms, with possible large hail, to blow on through. Then I had to take a longer route to get there because there was a jackknifed 18-wheeler on the expressway route I usually take.

It was a small group, partially because of the weather, but we were well into the knitting when a Starbucks employee came to talk to our group. She said her manager had called, and there was a wall-cloud in the area with a possible tornado and they were locking the door and going into the back room. And did we want to leave or stay? And she recommended we not stay at the front of the store where the building is pretty much all glass. We stayed. We moved our meeting to the bathroom. Now this is a smallish Starbucks and has the single user bathroom configuation. And we were six knitters. One knitter had a "seat", and the rest of us had plenty of floor for sitting or standing. Andthe lights stayed on. There was knitting. And book reviewing. And phoning husbands and family members to check the weather and send them to take cover. (What did we do before cell phones?)

And as it turned out there was no tornado in our immediate area.

more later,


Anonymous Angeluna said...

It was cozy in that bathroom, but didn't even slow down the knitting. Just what you get for living in North Texas!

4/05/2007 10:21 PM

Blogger AR said...

Wow! How scary. At least you had knitting, and a great story, too. LOL

4/06/2007 9:36 AM

Blogger LadyLungDoc said...

Hey! You belong to the same knitting group as Lynn aka the Ravelled Sleave!

Small world wide web...

4/06/2007 9:44 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, same knitting group.
Visit Lynn at

4/06/2007 10:17 AM

Blogger bookgrump said...

Pretty funny! You all were lucky that the rest of the group didn't show up! Can you imagine the bigger group all stuffed in the bathroom of that Starbucks? Glad you all were safe though. I was thinking about you!

4/06/2007 7:30 PM

Blogger Lynn said...

Hey, ladylungdoc reads your blog, too, woohoo! That's my hip/shadow over your shoulder. No doubt she recognized the sock on the sink [whose? I forget] from the pictures on my blog.

4/07/2007 9:06 AM

Blogger Carrie said...

Wow, you people really wanted to knit! Glad everything turned out okay!

4/07/2007 2:10 PM

Blogger Lorraine said...

Great story. When you live in Tornado Alley, you get used to living with storm warnings and taking shelter in odd spots. Another reason to always keep your knitting with you - LOL. BTW, I answered your Widdershins question on my blog. Hope it helps.

4/08/2007 8:27 PM


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