Monday, November 13, 2006

City Knitty @ Standing Order

The tour continues with another sizable meeting at Standing Order. on George Street. The pub is an old bank building converted into a Wetherspoons pub creating a venue with lots of open space and some cosier rooms as well. Our group settled in one of the family area rooms away from the noise and bustle but near a large, impressive vault door. Early arrivals settled into some of the good value meal deals and the rest enjoyed their selection of drinks. There was good bright lighting and plenty of air and atmostphere without too much noise. Another good contender!

Work in progress that was brought to the light this time included: warm red mittens with a green lining, a quill lace pattern scarf made of a 3 ply alpaca yarn, a pair of Knucks fingerless gloves ( ) in a black sparkly yarn, fair isle socks in cool fuschia and grey colouring, and a diagonal garter stitch scarf in a Twilley's Freedom Spirit yarn in a heather and rainbow colourway. There was also a knitter making her first tentative stitches of crochet and some fun fuzzy bags waiting to be sewn up and used.

Eye candy was provided by the book 'Knitted Flowers' brough to us by Nicky Epstein the lady repsonsible for other favourites 'Knitting on the Edge' and 'Knitting over the Edge'. Sweet, cute and fun!

Ongoing projects from last time were a patchwork garter stitch blanket, a dog jacket with seed stitch and cable design, a creamy blue chunky scarf, and the Lady of Sharon cross stitch which is taking priority in a bid for completion by the new year.

Our next meeting will take place at the cafe Favorit on Teviot Place.

Come along and see what you think!



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