A couple of months ago my knitting group, decided we should get together for IKIPD. We haven't done this in the past and thought it was time, even though we all knit in public on a regular basis. We're kind of rebels that way. We knit in coffee shops and restaurants. We knit in hospitals and office buildings and in courthouses. I spent two hours knitting in a cemetery when I was visiting my Mom right before Memorial Day. We knit in airplanes and on buses and trains. We knit in parks. We knit everywhere. I don't think anyone in my group goes anywhere without taking a project or two with them, because you just never know. I've been sitting in my car waiting for help with a flat tire, or an overheated radiator, and was glad to have my knitting with me. Friday night I spent almost seven hours in the ER with my father-in-law (he's doing well, thank you) and was happy I had my knitting along.
Okay, so how does this tie in with The Lake? Well, an on-line yarn shop was having a sale recently, and as I was checking it out I ran across something interesting. A couple of years ago our LYS (local yarn shop) owner had a brand of sock yarn called Wisdom Yarns, who had a line of sock yarn called Marathon Socks. They had yarns named after several of the big marathons around the country, like New York and Boston. Apparently they did a series based on the Twin Cities Marathon, and when I looked at the colorways, I noticed one was, are you ready, LAKE NOKOMIS. I ordered it right then and there, along with Hennepin and Minnehaha, then I sent a call out to all the other members of the group and let them know about the yarn, and that we should all knit with the Lake Nokomis yarn at Lake Nokomis on IKIPD. And we did.
Here's the ball band showing the name and the colorway of the yarn.