Thursday, 26 January 2012

"I've Never Met a Stupid Knitter"

So, although this blog post is MUCH overdue, better late than never, right?! I've had quite an interesting couple months of knitting, pattern experiementation, knit nights - and chiropractor visits.

As you, my devoted readers and followers may know, I run a tiny little company called "The Little Cowl Company" making - well - cowls. Throughout the month of December, I was overwhelmed both physically and emotionally with cowl orders. On the one hand, I was completly honoured and happy that people were coming to ME for Christmas gifts. Something I had made was going under the tree for someone, and I took great pride in that. On the other hand, my neck and back were stiff-as-a-board and my eyes were possibly going crossed.

If you check you will find all kinds of photos of some of the lovely cowls I created. Ranging from Soy to Wool, Cotton to Mohair, Merino to Alpaca - these cowls were my blood, sweat and tears of December. Well, not literally, but you know what I mean. I managed to find a mannequine (for FREE) off Kijiji, so my cowls are all displayed on a slightly robust and busty mannequine from the 1970s or 1980s.

Sometime during the middle of December, I ran across a group on Ravelry that had bi-weekly knit nights. I can't even being to explain the excitement running through my veins when I saw this. After almost a year of searching for a knit group/s'n'b - to have found one close to home made me giddy. I made it out to the first night available, and didn't quite know what to expect. I was so pleasantly greeted and welcomed by my fellow knitters, I couldn't wait for the next knit night. As a young knitter with almost no friends that knit, to meet up with other women who DO knit was fantastic.

These women bring fun conversation, knitting wisdom and advice, and yarn stories that non-knitters wouldn't grasp or be interesting in grasping. I highly encourage anyone reading this to find a knitting group or s'n'b near them. It will provide an untapped resource of knitting fun, knowledge and conversing.

So I end this blog post with the advice of finding and joining a knitting group, and staying tuned for my next blog post. Hopefully it won't be long before I get it out there, because I *may* have some new pics and ideas for you!

Keep Calm & Knit On!