Tuesday, April 24, 2007


WOW - what can I say about WHIBSIB? I'm back from a three day knitting retreat. This was the "3rd Annual WHIBSIB", which stands for "What Happens In Buda Stays in Buda" and this year it was down the road a piece in Wimberley.

We had a total blast! Left early Friday morning with girlfriends and drove the estimate 5 hour trip in about 10 hours - LOL! We stopped at yarn shops, a ranch, Starbucks (naturally) and the grocery store.

There were five gals in our cabin and I think there might have been six cabins filled with people from our group. Friday night we hiked to the cabin next to us to meet a bunch of the other gals and ended up having a spaghetti dinner there. Coming back, wearing our stylish citified flip flops on this rocky, hilly terrain, hearing that it's rattlesnake season, laughing so very hard in the pitch black night, having only one flashlight for the group, somebody up ahead let out a startle sound. Being the brave souls that we are, Dawn and I grabbed each others' hand and just stood there holding hands. Not sure what we thought we would do next, but at least we were going down together! This of course sent us all into more gales of laughter.

Saturday found Carrie and I headed to town to do some retail therapy. Cute, cute little town that you just find a parking place and walk all around to the shops. I got some sunglasses that are simply "da bomb" and some other little trinkets. :) This was apparently a mecca for girlfriend groups because everywhere we looked we saw groups of gals laughing and "all about the chat".

We headed to a nearby alpaca farm to meet the rest of our group. The alpaca close up picture was Romeo, who had been bottle fed as a baby. He was so sweet and had the best hairy lips for alpaca kisses! Lunch was next, then more shopping before heading back to the cabins. That night we had lots of guests, so we tossed some frozen pizzas in the oven and did some knitting, spinning and LOTS of talking.

Sunday morning was more of the same, then a few carloads of us headed back towards Austin for lunch and another yarn shop visit. It was there we had a rock star moment and met Amy Singer of knitty.com fame. Yeah, I'm shameless and we took pictures. Luckily she was very gracious about the whole thing.

Honestly, I'm leaving out so very much and could probably type for days with stories. But really I'm trying to remember that..........What Happens In Buda, Stays In Buda....even if we were in Wimberley this year! :)


Anonymous said...

I am still laughing and snorting about things that happened over the weekend!! I loved meeting you and hope to get to see you again soon!!! Blogless Carrie

Prayerful Knitter - Shelly said...

I'm glad you had such a great time. Romeo definitely looks kissable! : )