Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Knit-Together Nights

Every Tuesday and Thursday evening from 6-8:00 PM we have a lot of fun knitting together on our projects. On Tuesday night we have two groups meeting. The KT-Socker Club meets in the section of the shop in front of the fireplace, and every other month we start a new sock pattern (hopefully giving everyone a chance to finish a complete pair). The other Tuesday night group meets at the large table on the backside of the fireplace. Each month we pick out projects to knit on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. To find out what the monthly Knit-Together projects are, check out our updated list on our events page.

The groups of knitters that meet here have created a wonderful community. We support each other in our knitting and in our lives. Most of the time we hear some hilarious stories about Dana's kids which usually has us all laughing uncontrollably! (You see Dana's kids are really smart, and some of the conversations are just plain funny.) The even funnier thing is that at one point as we were working on our website, my husband and I were talking about Skyping the knit togethers (a.k.a. K-Togs). Can you just imagine some of the bizarre conversations that all the K-Tog voyeurs would be able to watch?!

If you're looking for a community of knitters and lots of wonderful (and possibly silly) conversation, you should come to one of the knit togethers. Beside the friendships, conversation, and laughter, you will learn so much. When someone new comes to the K-Tog who considers herself a beginning knitter, with no more than basic skills, we love to teach her new skills that helps her move forward.

Now, I have a confession about the scarf that I started last Friday using Ella Rae Lace Merino. I ripped it out today... I would have ripped it out sooner, but I didn't want to do it until I got confirmation from someone else. The pattern was just too much. When I knit lace I prefer to have a pattern row and a purl row. That scarf was all pattern! I'm going to try something else, and when I figure out what I'm doing, I'll let you know. On a happy note, the fact that I couldn't work on the scarf this weekend was a good thing. I actually finished my Mountain Colors Moguls Moebius. Today I brought it to the shop for a sample, so come in and see it. It was good to get a WIP off my list! I also worked more on my circular sock yarn scarf. It's almost done, so I'm making a commitment to complete it in a week or so. As soon as I do, I'll post a picture for you, plus tell you how to make it. It's the mindless project that everyone should have in their car!