Why I Love My Knitting Group

Knitting Group!

From left, me, Huan-Hua, Kalani, Leigh, Norma and Elli.

I was a little harsh on my knitting group in a few posts ago… I love them, I really do. My plan was to follow the post with one about my Sunrise Circle Cardigan (unblogged so far) and talk about how great their advice was… But I haven’t yet finished the cardigan and today we went to the Fiber Event (which sounds like geriatric hell) in Greencastle, Indiana, a few counties over from Bloomington. It was fun….
Mo Bunny Lovin

There was some animal fondling…

Is this locally grown and spun?

There was some questioning and learning…
All's haul...

And of course… the haul. (Don’t worry, that’s not all mine. Only the stuff on the bottom in the paper bag). We carpooled and thought we should get a shot of all the yarn. It was a lot. All the drunk kids who saw us photographing this probably thought we were photographing our collection of hard alcohol or something.

Here’s the stuff I got:

The Haul

The red stuff was WAY too cheap to pass up (1.20 an ounce)… and the blue stuff to the left of it was FREE with purchase. Absurd. The two pretty skeins in the middle are Briar Rose Fibers… I LOVE her stuff. I tried to resist (I even walked away), but resistance was futile. To left, I have a few small skeins of shetland that will become some stripy fair-isle mittens. The wooden piece is another random weird thing I can have in my apartment so people can ask me “what the hell is this??” (it’s a nostepinne for making center pull balls). I bought a small bag of fiber to make some fiber-covered soap and I also bought some new dye (that I can’t normally buy from Knitpicks). Not a bad haul… particularly because I spent less than 80$. Not bad.

Anyway.  I went to this “event” two years ago and it was fun… but not nearly as much fun as it was with these fine women.  It’s nice having a group of friends who aren’t associated with my job or school.


6 Responses to “Why I Love My Knitting Group”

  1. 1 Kalani April 13, 2008 at 12:01 am

    The trunk photo is just obscene. But, you know, in a my-knitting-group-is-obscenely-awesome kind of way. I’d carpool with you guys anywhere (even *if* gas prices were affordable. And I had a car).

    May I also say: “fluffy bunnniiiieeees!”

  2. 2 Vero April 13, 2008 at 4:08 am

    I went to a fiber event in February, and I could have written almost the same post 🙂 up to the fluffy bunnies.
    I was wondering what the weird wood stuff in the middle was. Thanks for explaining!

  3. 3 kseelass April 13, 2008 at 5:57 am

    What a wonderful day you gals had. Love the yarn P0rn. Look forward to seeing you yarn knit up.

  4. 4 serenknitity April 13, 2008 at 6:04 am

    I’m so envious of your knitting friends! I’m trying to indoctrinate my group of mates, and one is grudgingly knitting a scarf but that’s it (sob). That haul looks fantastic.

  5. 5 Kim April 13, 2008 at 10:43 am

    I spied the Briar Rose in your trunk photo. The Greencastle event was great last year (I missed it this year). Sounds like you had fun. We have a BR knit-along if you are so inclined to check it out. http://briarrosefibersknitalong.blogspot.com/

  6. 6 anitarae January 4, 2009 at 10:34 am

    I am so jealous! I want to find a good knitting group! There are groups where I live but I am not sure what the best way to join them is.I mean do I just walk up and say “hi”? How would you feel if someone just showed up at your group (if it was advertised)? Or should I try to meet someone in the group and have them introduce me to the group??? What do you think???

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