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Sticks and Leaves

Filed under: Knitting,Knitting Groups,Retired - Folkcat's Fiber Crafts — folkcat at 12:05 am on Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Tonight’s fiber escapade involved Knitting in Public. Craft Goddess Bea Kimball had spotted an ad in the Milford Cabinet for the Toadstool Bookstore in Lorden Plaza. It seems that they decided to start a knitting group, to be held on the second Monday of each month.

It had been a while since Bea and I had gone on an outing, so we decided we’d pack up our knitting and check this out. There were six of us in attendance, all with different numbers of years of knitting experience under our belts.

The whole idea is to be a casual, social gathering. Apparently the primary organizer wasn’t able to attend tonight, but we’re told she has plans for next month – she has someone who caters tea parties coming in to offer samplings of various English teas. I heard that and immediately said, “We can call it Sticks and Leaves”, to which everyone laughed and agreed that would be a fitting name.

We sat with our various projects, knitting and chatting about almost everything. Several other group members also attend book groups at the store, and there was much discussion of some of the recent selections.

A good time was had by all, and it looked like we all made progress on our knitting, too. WIP Report, SE4: Knitting at the Toadstool, I completed the leg on SE4, and I am just beginning the heel flap.

I’m looking forward to next month!

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July 11, 2006 @ 6:12 pm

[…] Part of the evening’s conversation revolved around speculation about when the Eats, Knits & Leaves one-year anniversary would be. We came to the conclusion it was likely to be next month, but guess what? In reviewing my archives, I find that the first ever meeting was in July 2005! So we missed our chance to celebrate with a birthday cake or something this time. Maybe we can have a belated celebration next month! […]

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