The Great Knit-In…. Part 1

July 13, 2010

Once upon a time, there were a bunch of friends, some new, some old, who loved to knit…… or thought they might if only they knew how.

They all met together down a dark walkway, up driveways and behind warehouses in a warm dark room. Some had travelled hours to be there.

After getting to know each other a little, as some had only just become acquainted, yarns and needles of every colour and size began to emerge.

About half the group were youngsters between six and eleven, and not all girls, one very brave boy was included in the number.

The other half women, all of them, eager to create something from their ball of nothing.

Some partook of the pre-prepared ‘knit-knit’ kits, while others entertained themselves and us with the possibilities of this yarn or that.

By midway through the night, all minds and hands were busy counting and winding, purling and knitting.

Before long food and drinks were offered as a refreshing distraction from the work. The young ones were keen to lay down their creations for sugary confections that had appeared on the centre table over the course of the evening.

The group became much louder now, laughing and telling tales of their child hoods and other knitting adventures they had had over the years.

In this vain of friendship, food and fun, the evening passed peacefully, but not before a number from the group, committed to their projects, agreed to meet again soon.

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2 Responses to “The Great Knit-In…. Part 1”

  1. Steph said

    Thank you for a wonderful night, company, craft, friendship, wine, coffee, bed!! I am so happy I was able to make it down and am truly loving my new bag… I wasn’t even home and people were already asking me about it!! Hopefully there will be another one I can make it too. Carlos and the kids did great… The kitchen not so great!! Hehe

    Much love and positive energy!!

    Xo Steph

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