Sunday, January 13, 2008

How to spend Saturday morning . . .

Ah, a morning spent in the company of Famous B's Saturday Knit-In at a local coffee house; what could be better . . .

A few of my creations on display; both are patterns from Scarf Style, a book I highly recommend.

The mighty hands of B, attempting to finish the Harry Potter sweater for her nephew before his voice changes. (Only kidding, there, B; I believe there is one sleeve left.) B is the saviour of all knitters who come to Knit-In, their halt and lame problems cast before her for her expertise to solve problems big and small.


There was some discussion about progress vs. process knitters; I want to get the thing done (progress), whereas others (B?) are interested in the process and the technique . . . I suppose this kind of attitude can be applied to life in general, can't it?

I think we had a record number yesterday; A and M surprised everyone by being there first! All told, I think there were a least 10; and a junior crafter, age 11, from another table came over to show her rug hooking project. And to take orders for Girl Scout cookies . . .


J getting something to drink, after hammering away at a baby sweater from E. Zimmermann's Knitter's Almanac.

We'll be there next week . . . I can hardly wait!

11 comments:

LeenaM said...

I remember, when I once again confused my father by asking, what difference is between a tactics and a
strategy - I was about 8 years. Even my father had said earlier to me, Leena , you think too much, he tried to explain meanings of those words.
I have been thinking now and then during my life my strategies and tactics in this world. Some your words made me think then again, thanks for it, Beth!
and good night, have a good beginning week!

Stacie said...

that was a great day...

LeenaM said...

I wanted to give you this "You make my day award", Beth!
Look at it from my today`s post!

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Sounds like fun!
I have been working on a sweater... slowly but surely I am getting there. Sometimes it just won't fo fast enough!
Time to do nothing but knit would be awesome.

Ex-Shammickite said...

That would be so much fun, to get together with a load of knitters and knit.... I always seem to be knitting alone as I don't know anyone else who indulges in the sport. And if I get stuck or make a mistake, there's no-one to ask.

Maddy said...

Well after all these years, no doubt you will not be surprised to learn that I finally picked up a pair of knitting needles and knitted a whole sweater. [in less than a week whilst at the side of her bed] As for the process issue, for me it was definitely a case of keeping my hands busy, I could have been knitting a camping tent for all I'd have noticed!
Cheers

lettuce said...

still happily knitting a variety of string bags!

that sounds like such a great Sat. am - almost as good as (no, probably better than) my fave Sat. morning drinking tea and blogging in my dressing gown.

and I've just realised that as we have a new nephew to be born next month, i have a new baby to knit for! 'YAY!!!

lorenzothellama said...

Hey Tut, I've just left Merisi's blog and Sunday morning coffee and come to you for Saturday morning coffee!
I'm crocheting a shawl at the moment. I finished one a few weeks back but one of my daughters pinched it, so I have the pleasure of making another one!
Love Lorenzo.

Britt-Arnhild said...

Knitting with friends......that's close to paradise, isn't it :-)

Runaway Rubber Duckie said...

My Grandma keeps expressing her desire to teach weaving and spinning to me, but I'm allergic to wool! And I have a talent already, to play the piano so I think that's time consuming enough! The black and green scarf if very nice, though!

Sally Crawford from London said...

A knitting Bee!

:))