First knitting group meeting

February 19, 2008 at 11:18 am 2 comments

I trekked into Reading last night to knit. I was a bit late as the train was delayed, and then couldn’t find the school it was held in, but made it eventually and had SO MUCH FUN. Everyone was really chatty and friendly, and someone sprang up as soon as I arrived to make tea to my exact specifications (she also helped me pick up some stitches when I dropped them later), and we talked about how people look at you funny if you knit when you’re under 60, and there was home-made cake and scones and all sorts. I’ve now finished my second dishcloth, although it’s considerably smaller than the first one and one corner is smaller than the rest, as I ran out of yarn. Bah. I also get a discount on yarn after I pay my subs, and there may be a talk by someone in Newbury who dyes her own yarn at some point.

Yaaay!

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  • 1. Lucy @ Smallest Smallholding  |  February 19, 2008 at 2:13 pm

    Sounds great, I really want to find a dressmaking class and knitting group, but have yet to find anything in my area. Also, not sure many other 25 year olds will be interested in joining…in fact not many other 25 year olds like the things I like. Oh well, adds a bit of variety I suppose!

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  • 2. Hamster  |  February 21, 2008 at 7:03 pm

    Hehe, I’m slowly coming round to the fact that most of my local friends are several decades older than me.

    Does your local college not have a dressmaking course of some kind?

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