Thursday, November 29, 2012

Knitting Guild--Coming in 2013

I am forever on the lookout for ways to get knitters together.  Let's face it: knitting can be a lonely craft.  You could knit alone, shop for yarn, needles and patterns alone, and end up a lonely, yarn-covered, sad little person.  Trust me, you don't want this!

Instead, wouldn't it be nice to belong to a group of knitters which is connected to the largest knitting association in America?  An environment where we can further our knowledge of knitting, join forces to knit for charity, and encourage other knitters in their craft?

If this sounds as good to you as it does to me, please join us for our initial organizational meeting of the North Charleston/Summerville chapter of the The Knitting Guild Association of America.

Meeting details:
Sunday, January 13, 2013
Panera Bread, 1311 Main Street, Summerville, SC

Come be a founding member.  
Bring your ideas (and your knitting!)

Monday, November 05, 2012

On taking chances and trying new things

So this year I finally took some advice I'd heard several times and entered something in the local fair. Despite our good intentions to go visit the item in question in its temporary home on display with a gazillion other cool items in the Creative Arts building, we never made it to the Fair this year.  Imagine my surprise then, when I went today during the designated pick-up-your-stuff time, they gave me not just a knitted hat, but a blue ribbon as well!

I don't know if there were fifty other entries in my category or zero, but the fact of the matter is this: I GOT A BLUE RIBBON! I'm pretty sure it's my first, and certainly I hope it won't be the last, because knitting has once again taught me that sometimes you just have to try something new: enter something in the fair, attempt a new technique, branch out in a different direction.

In knitting, as in life, if you don't take a chance on losing you'll never have the chance to win.