Saturday, May 31, 2008

Our First Knitting Meeting

Yesterday was our first knitting/crochet group meeting. We actually had a good turnout - of the 22 people who signed up, 16 actually joined us!
Well, okay, Flower and I are included in the 16, but I'm looking at complete numbers because we were knitting and crocheting too.
We will supply yarn for everyone as long as they are knitting or crocheting for charity, and in this case the first charity we've decided to participate in is for a Warm Up! America afghan. When it's done, we'll give it to the local nursing home.
There were some enthusiastic knitters and crochetiers, and now we just want to make sure we can sustain their enthusiasm for the group. After we work on afghan squares we have told everyone that we're open to new ideas for charity work.
I think we'll have a good time.
Not everyone who came to the meeting yesterday knew how to knit or crochet.
The learn to crochet group was the most popular:

And only two people wanted to learn how to knit:

But truthfully there wasn't enough room for everyone to sit on the couches so we had some of us sitting in the middle of the room at tables:

Sanctioned knitting in the middle of the day at work is a wonderful way to spend a Friday.

1 comment:

Jennifer said...

Yeah! Go Julie. I'm so thrilled for you. I wish I could come join your group of knitters and crocheters. Have lots and lots of fun.