Yesterday, some of my knitting friends and I attended Skacel‘s 25th Anniversary. If you’re a knitter, you might be familiar with their fabulous Addi needles.

All of us expected to have a nice time, but we were bowled over by how extravagant the celebration was. The company had set up a carnival/German-style beer garden in the parking lot outside their building. Everything was free…beer, sausages, potato salad, giant pretzels, strudel…MMMMMM

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We even got to see Elizabeth Zimmermann’s set of knitting needles!

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My friend Ariel won a set of Addi interchangeable lace point knitting needles and Regan scored a bag of yarn and some size 19 24-gold plated knitting needles.

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For my own efforts at throwing ping pong balls into rainboots and zauberballs into knitted tubes, I brought home a fabulous stein and a skein of Trekking sock yarn.

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