Thursday, September 24, 2009

Knitting really is naughty!

I think we'd all have to agree that last night's Knitting is Knotty was fun and a bit wild. The discussions we ended up having were being addicted to facebook and er.... pubic hair. Apparently, we all have a "pube story." You're probably recalling your own story right now.

Anyhow, we had a new member come! Shelsea is a crocheter who is also looking into how to knit. Last night she was crocheting a pink baby blanket. She has a 2 1/2 year old son who loves babies and Santa is bring him a baby doll for Christmas. Shelsea is making sure that the baby has it's own blankie.

Candice has a phone interview with someone from the Art Institute of Portland. Very exciting! She came late to the group and didn't bring her crochet or knitting. But she did bring some sugar skulls that she made. Her and Maiya are collaborating on a project. Stay tuned!!
Maiya is working on a scarf for a charity project. She is a member of a Twilight group on Ravelry and they're donating scarves for The Love Scarf Project in honor of Peter Facinelli who plays Carlisle. Peter is known for wearing scarves. Her scarf is looking a bit like an octopus but it's all part of the master plan.
Christina was working on two projects! Way to go Christina! She's knitting a scarf for a gift using cotton yarn and making a basket weave with it. She also is learning how to cable knit to make a purse. She's gotten about 3 rows before she realized she would have to frog back a bit. Cables can be tricky! She picked out some gorgeous pink and green yarn for the purse.
Kelsey also was learning something new!! At the last meeting, Maiya taught her how to use double point needles. Look who's mastering them now! Kelsey is making fingerless mittens out of this gorgeous red color. I heard this morning that she finished the first mitt and is now working on the second. Yay!Sandra was able to join us again after missing the last couple of meetings. We're happy to have her back!! She is a beginner knitter as well- she learned how to knit just a month ago. Here she's working on a purse with a delicious green yarn. She's also discovering that her project is varying in width due to unintentionally increasing and decreasing. But that's part of the fun, isn't it??Lastly we have Spring who is doing some amazing lace work with her crochet hook. She's been working on this scarf for the past two weeks and she's made some serious progress. If I remember correctly, her yarn is made out of soy in such a pretty color! I can't wait to see what Spring whips up next!We also had a blast looking at a book Maiya brought. The Museum of Kitschy Stitches. We laughed and laughed and laughed. Highly recommend you check it out!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Our Third Meeting, Our First Blog

Hi! A bunch of us friends decided to have a knitting and crochet group. We meet every other Wednesday at Allen Brothers coffee house in Eugene, Oregon. This was our third meeting tonight, and Candice had the great idea of making a blog. Soooo.... here we are! Maiya, Christina and Kelsey have made it to all three meetings and we had some new friends show up tonight. Candice, Spring, Melinda and Tressa came. Candice and Spring were crocheting. They both have had knitting lessons in the past and want to relearn how to knit. Melinda is just learning how to knit, while Tressa has been knitting for some time. Tressa is working on a sweater- her first one. So she was figuring out sleeve increases and decreases at the meeting. Kelsey was also working on a baby sweater out of some fantastic black and red sock yarn. Christina just learned how to knit at the first meeting and made a purse! She finished knitting it earlier this week and brought it with her tonight and learned how to sew up the sides and weave in the ends. Maiya is the most experienced knitter there, teaching the newbies and offering help. She was knitting some baby pants for a Halloween costume.