Saturday, March 11, 2006

Knitting with other knitters!!!!

I spent this morning knitting. Not unusual, you say? Well, actually it was. This morning was the first time I knit with other knitters!!!! Wow, I feel like a real knitter now!

Jennifer at Major Knitter was kind enough to invite me to her SNL (Saturday kNit Live) this morning. I tend to be very shy in groups, so I was a little nervous, but that quickly faded away as soon an I entered her beautiful house. A cozy group of gals (including the always clever Purl Needlemeyer) were knitting . . . and so much more! People played show & tell with projects of all kinds - WIPs, FOs, ideas and knit-related projects. Everyone was so friendly and supportive of each other - but in a down to earth real way. Trust me, if you start knitting something butt ugly, these girls will smack some sense into you before you waste any more time on it!!! No You Knit What?s going on here!!!! And yes, that web-site was discussed. These are my kind of people.

Bad blogger that I am . . . I didn't take any pictures. I wish I had, because there were so many beautiful knits being passed around for inspection - it was really amazing. I think my personal favorite was a pair of beaded socks knit by Betsy. She made them for the Six Socks KAL and we all just marveled at how beautiful they were. Best of all, she said they are machine washable!!!

The sock bug had bitten a few of us, and I did some work on my Thuja socks. I also did a few rows on Sunrise Circle. I still feel like I don't have any exciting progress to post, but since many of you have been asking for a picture - here it is . . . all 8 1/2 inches - one ball of ten knit!

The sun in starting to rise??I'd better go knit some more, so I've got progress to show next time I see everyone!! Oh, but first, don't forget to send your left-over little balls of sock yarn to Jennifer for Half of the proceeds go to a great charity!!

14 comments:

candsmom said...

I'm so glad you had such a fantastic time!! I was thinking about you this morning, wondering how everything went. That's so awesome that you got to meet not only other knitters, but other knit bloggers as well. It sounds like they're a great and supportive group, which is wonderful. Those beaded socks sound so pretty! I haven't knit with beads yet, but I'd like to later this year. And your Sunrise Jacket looks awesome so far! I love that deep, rich color and I know it'll look beautiful on you. I'm so happy to hear that your SNL went so well today!! Take care and have a great weekend, Karen! :-)

Sonya said...

Communal knitting is a good thing. The knitting group I knit with are a lot of fun. Not bloggers though. Not even blog readers. I love seeing the wide variety of projects everyone is working on. I love the color of your Sunrise jacket! What yarn are you using? Have a great day, Karen!

christine said...

How fun!
I have not knitted in a group, either, although I think I might when the weather gets better and I can ride by bike downtown.
Great color for the sunrise circle.....

Cathy said...

I'm so happy you found a group to knit with! YAY I have yet to do that, I just don't seem to have the time/energy lately. Enjoy the rest of your weekend - especially the knitting :)

JessaLu said...

Glad to hear you had a good time :o) I'm nervous in crowds, too and my knitting group has helped me get reacquainted with the gregarious person I once was ;o) Knitters are awesome!

Lynne said...

Nothing like knitting with others to send you over the knitting edge! Aren't knitting groups so much fun?

Wendy said...

My weekend group knitting got rained out - darn! High hopes of knitting in the park, dashed!

But, I do hope to, in unfortunately, solitary fashion, cast on Sunrise Jacket this week!

Wendy

jessica said...

Knitting with others is the best! I'm so happy for you, and it sounds like you had a blast! I really like the color of your sunrise circle, and can't wait to see your progress;o) You knit what...
I've not heard of that until now, too funny!

Talitha said...

I totally can't wait to see your finished sunrise circle sweater... I totally want one too, but I don't think my current budget accounts for enough of the same yarn to make a sweater. Maybe this summer if I catch enough lucky breaks, eh? I never get to knit with others... I can't imagine what it would be like.

Jen said...

it's always so nice to actually see knitters in real life. I quite enjoy it, but there's a certain weirdness to actually meeting people you already know, y'know? Anyway, I'm glad to see your sunrise circle jacket is coming along nicely... I want to make that too, but there's just too many things on my to knitlist! I'll just have to live vicariously through you...

knittinmom said...

How cool! I love meeting other knit-bloggers (okay, I've only met one, but it was really fun). The Lopi Lace scarf turned out really great - I would wear it everywhere, too! I've been meaning to respond to your last comment about the garden (no I didn't forget), but I'm a bad blog friend lately. :-( I'm sure I'll garden again this year, but the problem is that by the time the plants come up and produce, I've lost interest so everything got too old and tough last year by the time I realized it needed to be picked, so it was kind of a waste. Sydney might be a little more helpful this year with keeping me on task! We'll see! Have a great week!

Ragan said...

It sounds like you had such a wonderful time! I am hoping to get to do some of that this summer at a LYS. And...your Sunrise Circle seems like it is coming right along! Great progress!! I am going to check out your sock madness link. I have a baggie of leftovers from socks. :)

keohinani said...

wow, what fun! that's a pretty scarf you got there, too!
i'm happy for you that you did not regret your decision to leave your job. it's unfortunate that they are struggling, but it validates that changes are necessary in their department if the absence of one person makes such a great impact on their operations.
seems like i haven't left you a comment in ages...where have i been!? ack! i'll definitely be keeping tabs on your sunrise circle jacket progress! i love those colors...i fancy the teal color myself, though i can't be sure the colors on my monitor are true; it looks rather bright. perhaps i can substitute...have you found buttons for it yet?
and yeah, i totally hear you on the "yarn" instead of "yard" thing. starfish and i were driving along and i saw a sign that said "yard sale". for a second, i felt my heart skip a beat because i thought it said "yarn sale," but i knew it was more wishful thinking than anything. *sigh*

Lolly said...

It is great to hear that you were able to meet up with Jennifer and her group! I love reading her meeting notes - they always sound so fun! I have a package ready to send to Jennifer with the sock yarns... I am just trying to hurry and finish the ones I am working on now so I can include those leftovers!

Hope you are well, K!

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