Monday, April 30, 2007

Sunny Sunday Knitting

As an addition to the more frequently blogged Wednesday sessions we also have weekend meetups. We alternate between Saturdays and Sundays in an attempt to make sure no one has an excuse not to make it at least once in a while.

We meet at Double Dutch, which is lovely all the time but really comes into its own on a sunny day.

We were a small group yesterday but we still managed to scare up 2 sock projects and the finishing of a baby jumper between us. The irrational fear of finishing was discussed and it was agreed this was an advantage of socks - very little finishing required. However, after some false starts the sleeves were safely attached and the jumper looked adorable. As well as all this excitement your intrepid reporter managed to eat two cakes and they were amazing.

Next week Double Dutch is on a Saturday. I may only have one cake next time.

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Wednesday again!

Usually we don't seem to see photos posted too often, but I decided this is a special one! One of our knitting men, this one , showed up with an awesome little family! Just more proof that knitting men are a seriously wonderful addition to any knitting group!
We where a small but comfy group and two husbands made it along. Both non knitters, but fun nevertheless... Projects this time included some Stripy Mittens, potentially inspired by the book "Shadow Knitting" by Vivian Hoxbro, a Lacy Cardigan in a very nice blue, two Striped Shawls of different kinds by different personalities, and a pair of Toe Up Socks. I also think a Baby Cardigan joined us a little later on, but I am not 100% sure...
We did have a very good time! So come along and join us!

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Knitting on a sunny afternoon

Hi people.

Just a few of us turned up this week, but we had a nice relaxing evening nonetheless.
Projects on display were Knitty's pretty sideways-knit Haiku cardigan, a little baby cardigan with intricate scalloped edges, adventures in basketweave(possibly as part of a scarf), and a stuffed snail toy.

I also notice that with our reduced numbers, this week we had as many male as female knitters :).
Man-with-pointy-sticks Hugh.