Friday, October 28, 2011

Knitting Group Show and Tell

I have been going to South Bay Knitters group meetings since I picked up the needles again in 1998. This group of ladies have inspired me to do many things that I never imagined I'd do, in a good way. I'm very lucky to have them in my fiber life. 

I converse with a lot of people in my day job, though email, LinkedIn updates, Skype, instant messages, Facebook, Twitter, not to mention lengthy phone calls and interviews. Some days I'm literarily talked out, so I have not been meeting with my friends as much as I'd like. Last night was our monthly meeting, it's so refreshing to talk to friends. You know, no one has to plead for a job, or give empty promises, or play some name dropping to show off the superiority. It's just a group of women, knitting, and chatting.

Candace's Stephen West Earth & Sky shawl

A new member knitted this sparkly little sweater.

Julie's baby sweater for her grand niece

Lisa's baby sweater for her niece, pattern is Little Hanten,
by Cheryl Oberle, from Sock Yarn One Skein Wonders.
It's a lot prettier in person!

Lisa's Fair Isle cardigan from Knit Picks Palette. It's stunning!
Happy Friday! Join the party on Andrea's blogTami's blog, and leave me a comment!

14 comments:

WonderWhyGal said...

I know what you mean...it's nice to enjoy your craft and leave the "real world" talk for the office. Knitters rock!

erin said...

I love all those projects - especially the fair isle sweater!

Melissa Plank said...

It sounds like a nice little group of knitters, the projects are wonderful!

Carlin said...

Plus I find that knitting/fiber friends are the only ones who really understand and don't mind when I ramble on about yarn things.

Voie de Vie said...

Lots 'o sweater knitting going on in the South Bay! You must definitely feel right at home with all your wonderful knitted sweaters lately.

Spinster Beth said...

Such lovely eye candies ... thanks!

storiedyarns said...

Ooh, gorgeous projects from everyone!!!

Jess

Kathryn Ray said...

Agreed! I completely love my knit group. I feel blessed to have been invited to join them.

They're all fantastically talented fiber-y people as well as extremely interesting in the rest of their lives too.

AllyB said...

That's a lot of inspiration in one group, you are very fortunate. Steven West is a knit design genius! Give that little Rascal some pets and a sniff from me and LittleDog and have a great weekend.

Melissa said...

Thanks for sharing your friends projects. I love Stephen West but I can't remember seeing that pattern....will have to check it out.

Affiknitty said...

I feel the same way about my knitting group. Thanks for the show and tell.

Vivian said...

Melissa, the shawl is Earth & Sky, available on Ravelry and Stephen West's website. I added it on the post as well.

Erin said...

Wow, you have done so much! It's so impressive!

Sue said...

I wish I could find a group like that around here.