I knit a couple times a week with friends, over coffee and laughs. Its a real good time. But, it can be hard to actually knit while you are laughing and sipping/chugging back cappuccino ( or peach mango smoothies). Sometimes you are tucked into the dark shady recess at the back or the back room of Weeds (my favourite coffee shop for all afternoon knitting) and you can barely see the stitches. So, what do we do? We have projects just for social knitting. Projects with memorizable stitch patterns, easy to knit without looking. Easy to start and stop with out losing your place. The projects that are always in the bag, ready to go out for public knitting. Some people call them 'TV knitting' but TV is not my thing... COFFEE is.
The Cerridwen Cowl is perfect social knitting, its easy... 4 rows plain knitting and 2 rows of ribbing... with or without a cat watching...
|Hand Knit Socks|
I am on the last clue of Follow Your Arrow. The knitted on edging is beautiful, but has been giving me a run for my money! It has lace, short rows, and is 639 rows on the edge of the shawl. I can't wait to finish, its going to be fabulous. Currently it is wonderfully complex.
|Edging - Follow Your Arrow|
The body of the shawl is ready, just waiting, all scrunched up on the needles. Its going to be very pretty when its blocked!
|Follow Your Arrow Shawl|
Here is a WIP shot of the Secret Garden Mitts I have been working on. I love them. They are soft and cushy, and are just my size. All that is left is half of the left mitten and the both thumbs.
|Secret Garden Mittens|
I have a few more works in progress, and will show them as I work on them.
Maybe the best social knitting project I did lately is the Mini Mania Scarf. I think 6 ladies in our knitting group are working on the same pattern, and yet they all look different. We can talk, drink coffee and do the linen stitch, sharing little bits of sock yarn. It deserves a post all of its own.
What are your favourite social knitting projects?