Thursday, October 8, 2009

It's Knitting Circle. Holy Shit!

That's the response we got last night at our knitting group. A woman walked up to our table, watched us knit for a few seconds then exclaimed, "It's a knitting circle. Holy shit!" Very funny. It pretty much set the tone of the evening. I think we would all have to agree that last nights' meeting was the best. We couldn't stop laughing. What were we laughing at? Pretty much everything. Our kids, other people's kids. Other people's kids names... Chinook, Apple (yes we're talking about you Gwyneth)... As we were rounding up our things to leave an older gentleman came over and insisted he must learn how to knit as it looked like we were having a lot of fun. We also agreed that the next Knitting is Knotty, we're going to meet at McMenamins. So the next blog should be fun too. Instead of drinking coffee, we'll be drinking awesome beer and wine. But then that means, we'll spend the next day frogging our work.

Christina is forging ahead nicely with her cable work. The yarn is GORGEOUS and is striping beautifully in the cabling pattern. Unfortunately, Christina's work schedule changes and she will no longer be able to attend Knitting is Knotty. We're going to try to work out an alternative schedule so she can come some more.Kelsey is also working on cables. She's knitting Bella's Mittens. She just learned how to work double pointed needles and is totally rocking it. The pattern calls for the mittens to be worked in magic loop method. Maiya showed everyone how to do magic loop. Soooo easy! Here's a link to a video that shows you how.Sandra is still knitting on her amazing purse. We just fawn over the yarn color whenever we see it. She accidentally purled a row instead of knitting it, but it works out great, because she's just going to use that row as the bottom edge and fold up the knitting from there.Spring didn't bring her crochet work with her, but did bring some crochet books for us to look through. We love looking at patterns, but it's always frustrating when you see something you'd like to make and then notice it takes 13 skeins of yarn. 13 skeins of $9 yarn.... you do the math.Maiya is still working on the same scarf as last meeting. She hadn't had the time to knit on it since the last meeting. It's a nice project to bring to Knitting is Knotty since it's a mindless knit of stockinette stitch in the round. She doesn't have to concentrate on following a pattern and is left to talk and laugh freely.
Candice wasn't able to attend this week, she just started back at school again and is so tired! We missed you Candice! Last week, we mentioned that Candice and Maiya were collaborating on a project. They made Dia de los Muertos fascinators and pins. Candice made the sugar skulls and Maiya made the flowers. On the back, they have a hair clip and a pin so you can attach it to your updo or your sweater, purse... whatever. So far you can find them at Nobody's Baby in Eugene and on Etsy.

1 comment:

  1. Oooo! I wish I could knit with you rad bad-ass knitters! Good luck with knitting + beer next time.