…and a lot of other stuff, too!

Knit Afternoon

Marie, Trish and DianaToday we had our second Knitting Group Meetup at the Borders in Bowie. A lovely assortment of people were able to join us. It’s funny, but most of the folks from last month weren’t able to join us, but a whole other crop of folks did! So maybe one of these times both sets of folks will be able to come and then we’ll be on our way to a big group. It was lots of fun! At one point, another lady who saw us knitting came up and asked questions about our group, and she said she’ll be joining us in June! This photo is of Marie, Diana and Trish. Marie was knitting a lovely Lady Eleanor Stole, and I was working on my first practice sock.

Charlotte knits a sweaterThis is Charlotte, mother of one of Diana’s skating buddies. I didn’t know she was a knitter until she mentioned it a few weeks ago so I invited her to come along. Here Charlotte is knitting a sweater in the round on some lovely, soft yarn.

Lola shows her vestThis is Lola, showing her amazing colorful vest. (It looks like it’s at least inspired by Alice Starmore, if it isn’t a Starmore, which I forgot to ask. Maybe I’ll check her Ravelry projects and see.) While in group today, Lola worked on her Mr. Greenjeans sweater.

Pat crochets a baby hatThis is my mom, Pat. She worked on a crocheted baby hat today, but is learning to knit and is doing very well. It was great to have her along, and she really seemed to enjoy talking with everyone. The sweater that matches the hat is beautiful, and the recipient will be one well dressed baby!

Karen knits a clapotis
And this is Karen! It was wonderful to meet her, and I think we will be seeing each other again on Monday when the Harlot comes to town! Karen worked on her Clapotis made from hand dyed sock yarn on size six needles. It’s going to be lovely!
It’s funny how people who never met before can just get together and knit and become instant friends. Karen and Charlotte both have experience with living overseas because of the military life, and Karen and Marie had a previous career with the airlines in common. And we were all completely blown away by Lola’s knitting.
I’m so glad I started this little group! Our next meeting is going to be on May 10, due to Maryland Sheep and Wool on the 3rd and 4th. I’m sure everyone will be anxious to tell about their festival treasures!

Ah… What a perfect afternoon!

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