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Sunday, February 24, 2008

Knit In? You bet!

Above: Stephanie of Wool 'n Word

Robena of Trumpet Hill

Today, I went to a Knit In at the new Barnes & Noble in Albany, NY. I went, and about 200 other knitters, crocheters, and spinners went, too!
The event was sponsored by 5 area yarn shops.

Since ALL local yarn shops need our support, here are their websites.

Here's my friend Jackie, teaching a brandnew knitter.
This is Celeste, whose class I took at Trumpet Hill the other day. I can't talk about the project particulars here, it's stealth knitting.

Here's Laurie, not spinning, not dyeing yarn, not knitting. Weird.

That girl looking at the camera? Met her through ravelry. She just started a Pi Shawl. Her lace weight malabrigo yarn was so soft, I almost took it from her.

Here's my friend Iryth, showing off her newest creation, a slip stitch earflap hat. Of course, that Noro jacket isn't half bad, either. :)

Jody and Maureen, repersenting Jody's group Chicks with Sticks of Glenmont, NY, which knits for others all the time.

We also had some very focused knitters.

The knitting guys, getting to know each other.

Where are the knitting /spinning DVDs?

This one spun at breakneck speed. Without looking.

Trudy, in the middle, in a Philosopher's Wool sweater. I taught that dear woman how to knit a couple of years ago. Now SHE teaches at a local yarn shop.

Unfortunately, I didn't get this lady's name. I'm sorry. I was focusing too much on her Hanne Falkenberg cardigan. See above, too.

This young man here did the rounds, charming all the ladies. He's been crocheting since grade school, and knitting since middle school. (Freshman in college now). This was his 41st sock; he is making this pair for his little brother. The hat on his head? One of several dozen he's made. You go, Johnathan!

And a great time was had by all.

I almost feel like I'm going to have a knitting hangover tomorrow.


Bluebird Books said...

Hi Karin -
I love all the new photos. The blog looks great!You should come down to the warehouse sometime. I think it would be a great place for knitting classes.

JessaLu said...

It looks like a good time was had - I'm glad to hear so many people went! Way to show B&N that no, they did not have enough chairs. ;o)

SpiderWomanKnits said...

That looks like SO much fun! What a great success!

Jonathan is such a cutie. What is it about guys who knit? We had one guy in our knitting group who carried his projects around in a tool box! So funny.

Anonymous said...

HI Karin,
I'm sorry I missed it but I did work on some socks while we were in RI and I thought about all the knitters getting together. It looks like it was great! I hope I can make the next one!

Karen said...

Hi Karin

That looks like an awesome day. Was Barnes and Noble overwhelmed by the number of knitters that showed for this event?

Johnathon said...

that was actually my 42 sock :P thanks for adding me to your post it makes me feel specil i actually just ot to grafting th toe lol my bro loves thm but i might steal them back haha, or i can make myself a new pair because my other 2 are getting old lol

AmyS said...

Wow, what a great time you all must have had! I'm envious, but also very happy for you. Thanks for sharing the pictures and details.

Glenna C said...

This looks like such a fun time! Are there NYC knit-ins often? I'm going to be visiting a friend there the first week of April - might be nice to know about just in case ;)

I bet the regular bookstore patrons must have been totally weirded-out.