It was such so nice to get together in our Knitting Circle today. As I sat knitting, I realized that I rarely just sit down to knit. I’m usually double tasking–knitting while keeping an eye on the kids in the ocean, pool, or in the park. Or, I knit in the dead of the night. It was such a treat today to just knit with a group of Moms–wide awake and relaxed.
A wonderful thing about our Knitting Circle is that we are blessed to have a couple of Master Knitters. They are both current and former handwork teachers at our Waldorf school and their knitting is simply amazing. One came today knitting an intricate lace cardigan. Another came with an wonderfully patterned capelet she just completed and also a rainbow cardigan that she was just finishing for her granddaughter. Every beginning to average knitter should have a knitting mentor, and I’m so grateful to have these two ladies.
With the help of one of my mentors I’m making a Waldorf doll cardigan (for a Waldorf doll I made) for our school’s Waldorfaire. Getting the cardigan in the right proportion hasn’t been easy and I’ve had to rip out many, many rows…If I didn’t have my knitting mentor, I’m sure that I would have given up this doll cardigan long ago!
All of us Moms were working on knitted items that we’ll donate to our school’s Waldorfaire at the end of the month. A lavender unicorn, a pink horse, a auburn pig, a large white horse…It was fun to work as a group–chatting, snacking and knitting together.
I hope that our Knitting Circle will meet again soon, but next time, we’ll try to knit something for ourselves…
P.S. If you’re at all into knitting, you should check out Ginny Sheller’s “Small Things” blog. Ginny a homeschooling mom of six (and SOON to be seven) kids and her blog chronicles their life with pictures that so beautiful they are just “eye candy”. And, Ginny is constantly knitting beautiful things. You should see the clothes, hats, and socks that she knits for herself and her children!
Once a week, Ginny has her famous “Yarn Along” where knitters share what they’re knitting (and reading). It’s so inspiring to see what other people’s work. It’s almost like an online Knitting Circle.