How to Party Like a Knitter

How to Party Like a Knitter:

1. Give knitters a place to gather.

2. Share food & beverages.

3. Knit & laugh until your hands and bellies hurt.

4. Swap yarn.

5. Play games and win prizes.

This was the recipe for a successful Super Knitting Party yesterday, a Superbowl Sunday alternative for some of my knitting pals.  Old friends and new gathered together amidst ridiculous amounts of delectable desserts, savory snacks, and piles and piles of yarn to knit away the afternoon.

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My only wish was that I could have had the opportunity to sit down to knit and talk with people a little bit more than I did.  That’s the curse of being the hostess: you have to circulate and check on things, and often times end the party feeling like you didn’t get to really talk to anyone.  But I digress.

Turns out knitters will sit anywhere, on anything, if it means they get to knit as part of a group.  I even sat on the floor for a little bit…in a skirt!

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Free/de-stashed yarn puts a smile on every knitter’s face.

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Some of us met in person for the first time, even though we “knew” each other online.

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We swapped yarn, and everyone seemed happy to destash and restash each other’s yarn.  Somehow I was left with all the unwantedes, but it turns out I have access to a knitting club at the school where Sweetie works, so off it went this morning.

I also put together a fiber guessing game.  Here’s how it worked: I put 8 different types of yarn in paper bags and asked guests to feel each one–no peeking–and guess what it was made of.  This was pretty tricky, but in the end there was a 2 way tie with 6 out of 8 answers correct.  Well done, ladies!

Toward the end of the party I was able to sit down and knit the last few rows on my Queen of Beads socks from the Rockin’ Sock Club.  You know what that means, right?

Photos!!!

Don’t scroll down if you’re still waiting to be surprised with your club shipment.

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you've been warned...

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Isn’t she a beauty?  I have really been enjoying jumping into this pattern feet first without trepidation.  Tubular cast on?  No problemo.  Knitting with beads?  Totally fun.  Putting beads all the way down the foot?  Not bothersome at all.

I am in love and may make the unprecedented move of casting on for sock #2 right away…

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12 thoughts on “How to Party Like a Knitter

  1. That looks like so much fun, glad you all had a great time. And the socks!!!!!! those Socks!!!!!! well they are just stunning. Love them, beads and all. so great.

  2. The party sounds like so much fun! What a great idea for Superbowl Sunday!

    And your RSC socks look great! I also decided to continue the beads all the way down the foot and I love them.

  3. Looks like you had a great time and what a wonderful idea for a party! I love to see collaboration in action! I’m amazed at the speed with which you finished that beautiful sock. Inspiration is a wonderful thing. Love, Mom

  4. What fun! I would love to attend a gathering like that! I heard about a yarn store that was having an anti-superbowl party but it was too last minute for me to make it.

    The sock is absolutely gorgeous! I agree with your mother – you whipped that out in no time flat! Kudos!

  5. Games as well as knitting?! What a star hostess you are. I had a big gathering like that once and was amazed how many people I could cram in (15!). and i agree, as hostess, there’s not so much knitting time.

    Those socks are wonderful. I’m intrigued by the idea of beads on socks!

  6. I love beaded socks, but how do they feel inside a shoe? Do the beads bother you on the instep??

    I wish I had a party to go to yesterday instead of listening to the hub whooping and hollering.

  7. SO CUTE!!!!!!! My gosh you are just so talented! How have you been? I hear you have a new home and a lot of new snow! We are back in San Diego and Maisy loves the Dog Beach. Nina stepped on the Rainbow Bridge and Ruby and Maisy hang and play. WRITE ME!

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