Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Last night was our second weekly gathering of the Chilliwack Common Threads Knitting Circle. It has been a dream of mine to connect with neighbours over knitting the way I feel connected to my Ravelry and internet friends. Not a big gathering, but certainly the seeds of a community. I want it to be organic and develop without my being in charge. It's going swimmingly.
We decided that it was a good idea to knit baby layettes for the Hospital Auxiliary to sell because they are losing all their knitters to aging. But in modern knitter style, these will not be lacy pink and blue outfits. No. We're going to knit what we like and what we think young moms will like. Look out!
I have a few dreams surrounding charity knitting and it makes me feel warm that they are starting to spread.
We are also going to go heavily into Socktober (as coined by Stash and Burn podcasters) with sharing ideas and successes and failures.
When someone accuses me of being a good knitter, I just say it's because I've already made those mistakes.
This has been a good lesson for me in my life and in my work.
I hope to take my mistakes to new heights because I am not alone, but connected.
(Dahlia sweater back medallion is finished, but actually teal green).