Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Finally a finished object for February!

The night before my knitting meetup, I finished the seemingly never-ending hat I started as a Christmas gift back in December. I kept making it too big, so I kept having to start over. It was frustrating to say the least.

Here is my honey modeling said hat. It is, after all, his.

At the last stage of the process, sewing in the visor, the yarn needle I had snapped in half. It was the only one I had, which meant an emergency trip to Beverly's at 8:00 on a Saturday night. I know how to live, I tell ya.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Stitchin' and bitchin'

Today my Stitch n Bitch group met up for the first time. I have to say I was a little stressed out over the whole thing. Almost as soon as I set up the group and the meetup, I started getting tons of responses. At first that was exciting, and then it worried me because cafes are only so big, you know? I had envisioned maybe 6 people--if that--coming to this meetup, but I think 17 people ended up RSVPing with a yes. I knew that there would be some no-shows, but I had to consider the possibility that everyone would show up.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

It's giveaway time!

I was cleaning my apartment yesterday, and as usual, I was reorganizing and looking for things to get rid of. My knitting bag was something I'd been avoiding for too long--it was a mess--and it was time for me to clean it up. I came across some knitted items that I unsuccessfully tried to sell on Etsy and ended up keeping around to give away as gifts. I've whittled the pile down a bit, but it's time for them to be gone altogether. Lucky you!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Nice to meet (up) you

I started the Meetup group I mentioned in my last post. It's a Stitch n Bitch group, and I'm really excited about meeting some new people.

I scoped out the location of the first meeting today. It's a cafe that adjoins an independent theater downtown (they literally share a lobby area). I was deliberately avoiding Starbucks, but I was hoping to find a quiet cafe where they wouldn't mind too much if people just sat around for a bit. I hope it'll work out. Around the end of my reconnaissance mission, the cafe got pretty busy, but with the cafe being across the street from the Marriott on the weekend of the AT&T Pro-Am, I think it was probably busier than usual. 

What are your thoughts on a group like this? Any advice for me as I begin organizing?