Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Eats, Knits, and Leaves

No, it's not the study of the diet and behavior of an exotic animal.

So what is it? It's the name of a knitting group that has been meeting monthly at the Toadstool Bookshop in Milford, NH since July. We have refreshments (Eats), we work on our current projects (Knits), and we drink tea (Leaves). Get it?

I've attended every gathering, but I haven't mentioned it here yet, and that was an oversight on my part. I hope to make up for it now.

Maybe I'm remembering to blog it now because this time, I finally remembered to pull out my camera and take a picture of everybody.

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The Knitters of Eats, Knits, and Leaves

From left to right, we have:
  • Kristin, who is working on a scarf.
  • Carol, who is knitting socks.
  • Marsha, knitting a scarf of ladder yarn.
  • Julie, also knitting socks
  • Vicky - another sock knitter.
  • Standing behind Vicky, we have Patty. Her knitting project was a Christmas stocking.
  • And finally, Kat (with a K), knitting a baby blanket for a friend.
I worked on Wearable Hug 12 (WH12) aka Bridgette. If you look closely on the table in front of Vicki, you can just see a blob of pink - that's her resting there while I took the picture. (You know, I just looked closely, and I even made it into the picture myself. Look at the spot of light in the window - that's the reflection of the camera flash - and you can just see me standing there.)

It always takes a little time for a group to find itself, but I think EK&L gelled with this month's gathering. We had a great time talking about everything under the sun, from kids in school to silly television to good books. The Eats were particularly good this time, too - Vicky's husband made incredible chocolate chip cookies, and Patty brought an apple pastry that was somewhere between a cake, a tart, and a pie, and absolutely delicious. (She's promised to e-mail me the recipe, and has given me permission to post it at Folkcat in the Kitchen.)

It's been nice to have a knitting group to go to, and I'm looking forward to future meetings. If you'd like to join us, they're held on the second Monday of each month at the Toadstool Bookshop in Lorden Plaza, Milford, NH. If you're not sure where that is, you can find contact information at their website. Or e-mail me using the link on the sidebar at fiber AT folkcatart DOT com.

The next meeting will be on Monday, October 10, from 7 to 9 p.m. Yes, that's Columbus Day Monday, but we decided that enough of us wanted to get together anyhow.

We're open to any and all knitters in the area, and there are no fees or dues involved. So come on by, if you can!