One of our favorite aspects of working with fiber is the wonderful community that can congregate when yarn is involved. Knitting is always more fun with company. Many friends and local fiber enthusiasts have asked about knitting with us more regularly than our twice annual Knitter’s Weekends, and we are thrilled to announce that we are starting a twice monthly “stitch and bitch” here in Putney.
A few of us gathered this week at the Gleanery to test the waters, and found the cafe to be a delightfully welcoming spot to work. The lighting is perfect, the open windows offered a cool breeze, and the macaroons were delicious! Maureen brought several projects to work on, Kate made some progress on her Natsumi, and Jayne is thinking about casting on for her very first pair of socks.
We plan on gathering at the Gleanery on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday evenings from 5:30 – 7:30pm. The cafe serves wonderful coffee and tea along side home baked treats. It is a BYOB establishment, so if you’d prefer to stitch with a cocktail, you can bring your own, or the General Store across the street has a terrific selection of chilled beers and wine.
We love the thought of making some new friends and offering our expertise to folks in the area that would like a little help. It should be a fun group of local fiber enthusiasts with enough common knitting and crochet experience to be able to troubleshoot almost any problem or pattern question. We hope that you can join the fun.
Knitting is always more fun with company. Perhaps not as productive, as we get caught up in one another’s progress and pattern ideas. Please join us next month on July 9th or the 23rd. We are looking forward to stitching with you when you can participate.