Wednesday, April 25, 2012

3kcbwday3 - Thursday Nights at Wildflower

Random Blogs for the night:

You know, by the time this week is over I am going to be a bit burned out on posting and reading blogs! It's been taking so much of my time this week!

Today's topic is to discuss our knitting heroes. This was a really hard topic for me to decide on. I originally was going to go on and on and on about my amazing pen pal, but I do that a lot already and many of you read her blog anyways. Then there's my mom, who crochets and loves to make blankets, and my aunt, who is an off and on knitter. None of these seemed to fit though.

So instead I am going to take the time to tell you about some really amazing ladies I get to see every Thursday night! I am lucky enough to have an amazing LYS here in town (Wildflower!) and said LYS has an open knitting night every Thursday from 6-8 PM. It's meant to be a way to get out and knit, meet new people, get knitting advice and just have fun!

I personally started going about a year ago. I was really hesitant at first because I am so young compared to the majority of the regulars that do go, but within the first few weeks I was getting to know people and able to join in on the conversations as well as  pick up some great knitting tips along the way.

Let me tell you, the ladies that I usually see are one amazing bunch! They are always working on something exciting and interesting; in fact a few have a new project every week. It makes me envious to see that they are able to get so much done, but then again, once they leave work they really don't have much else to do. I hope I have that choice someday too.

I honestly believe that without Wildflower there are a great many knitting skills I would not have. I know I wouldn't be doing socks, which is a skill I learned at a class I took there. I also doubt that I ever would have decided to branch out and knit my tank top last summer, nor my sweater this fall. The ladies there are so into knitting garments that it rubbed off on me and now I can't stop!

So, anybody out there in blog land have LYS's or knitting groups you absolutely love to visit? A special group of ladies who keep you grounded and help you in a knitting pinch? I'd love to hear!



  1. The cat picture every post is pretty much the best thing ever! I still cannot believe that we have had such different experiences at the same yarn store. This summer I'm going to have to get to know these people, they sound wonderful!

  2. I've been doing less reading of blogs than I'd like to this week, but I'm planning to use the codes later on to find some new blogs to read.

    And I agree, the cat pictures are pretty awesome!

  3. I have to agree things are a little overwhelming- I'm not getting tired of the other blogs but I am getting a little tired of my "voice". I have a couple of great LYSs - just don't hang out as much as I'd like to though....I need to change that!

  4. Your knitting group sounds like so much fun! I experience the same kind of kinship when I meet with my local spinning group. What a great feeling, being surrounded by like-minded people! :)

  5. I love getting together with friends to knit. We have a weekly coffee morning where we all talk, drink (coffee) and knit.

  6. Hi Lisa, thanks for the link and for the comment on my blog.

    Sounds like you have a great group. There is a knitting group in my village but I have only been once as it's at the time when I'm still putting the kids to bed and my husband isn't yet home from work so it's not much good for me.

    I do have a few knitting friends who are local and we get together every now and again to knit, but as we all have small children it's not that easy to arrange. I think it'll be better in a few years time.

  7. I love knitters!
    I can't do evenings yet with the toddler so a friend and I have been meeting every Friday afternoon before school pick up to knit and drink coffee. It's the highlight of my week!

  8. Thanks for the mention :)

    I'd love to attend a regular knitting group, but the closest I get is a Friday night get-together with my friends and one of them always brings her knitting, so we knit and chat, whilst the others make fools of


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