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Friday, March 22, 2013

And I thought that I'd seen everything!

On the first and third Monday nights of the month, I go to a 'Sit and Stitch' session at my local yarn shop. (It's the same shop where I also attend a K4BN  Knit and Natter on the 3rd Saturday of the month) Because it is of an evening, most of my fellow knitters/crocheters are in the workforce.

There's time for coffee/ tea and often there are goodies to share...

The patterns used at these night time sessions are usually more intricate than usual...and Gabby (the shop owner) is always willing to lend a hand in deciphering a pattern.
Last Monday night, Pauline who knits the most beautiful toys and baby blankets and matinee jackets, pulled out a ball of wool...I asked her if I could take a photo of it. I mean, I buy some large balls of wool, but this one was massive! lol

It weighs 500 grams!  Pauline, who emigrated to Australia bought 20 of these before she left England! They were excellent value, each  being less than GBP6. I imagined a suitcase stuffed with them but Pauline assured us that the yarn was packed in the shipping container with all the other possessions that she brought with her.

The lady sitting on the sofa next to Pauline is Denise, also from the UK. Now I mentioned before that quite a bit of intricate knitting goes on in this group and Denise's work is superb. Here's a link to her Etsy shop; it's worth a look. 


Anonymous said...

sounds like a fun night with friends Maria.xx

Anthea said...

What a great night Maria, especially with the cooler months approaching.
As for that white yarn, my goodness, now that's going to require a lot of commitment to use all that!! x

Justjen said...

Sounds like Fun Maria :-)

Velvet Moss said...

I took a look at the knitting made by your friend...isn't it amazing!