…look like sweaters in progress. along with fancy coffee drinks or tea, and a couple of hours of good girl talk.
Apparently, the photo op was also a welcome opportunity to put the knitting down for bit. you know, to take off your glasses, tidy up your space, or look up something on Ravelry 🙂
It’s been a while since I shared what our Monday afternoon knitting group is working on, and I’m sure this is the first time seven of us have been knitting sweaters!
That’s my Portage (for Sara) at the bottom, about 2″ into the garter stitch slog otherwise known as the collar*. Continuing counter-clockwise is Karen’s second (this one is for her sister) Soyokaze in Holst Tides + Titicaca, then Sarah’s Uniform in Brooklyn Tweed Loft, Kathy’s Granito in Woolfolk Sno (gray), Pat’s Jen in Shibui Fern (green), Ethel’s Spor in Woolfolk Tynd (light blue) and Deena’s Soyokaze in Holst Uld + Valley Silk/Alpaca (purple). Marie is the sole non-sweater knitter today with her Bateaux Mouches in Findlay Dappled.
I have high hopes that today will be the last meet-up for Portage (Sara’s traveling this week and I really really want her to have it when she’s back in NYC next week). I also noted that Pat is the only one knitting for spring – that Fern yarn is lovely … 100% cotton in a light sport weight. If it really does get up to 70 degrees this week, I wonder what will happen to those other wooly WIPs!
I must admit, my thoughts are turning to spring and summer knitting, too. I did have another winter sweater (a practical gray/beige cardigan) penciled in next, but our local groundhog says we’re in for an early spring. Not that I’ll let myself get too serious about anything until Portage is done. Wish me luck – and maybe I’ll have a little queue check ready come Wednesday!
*and wonderful knitting for the Super Bowl. I finished picking up all the stitches just before the game started. Turns out I can knit garter stitch without looking (much) which was perfect for the pre-game show – I LOVED Gladys Knight’s Star Spangled Banner – and the commercials. Did you watch the game or the commercials? what did you knit?