Friday, June 18, 2010

Knitting in Public: Otherwise Known as Yarnoholics Anonymous

My husband is always telling people about my "knitting club."  There is no membership requirement, other than showing up, and we have a great group of ladies and one very cute sixteen year old young man named Caleb.  Our "Yarnaholics Anonymous" group meets Wednesday afternoons and Thursday evenings at our local yarn shop, Magpie's Cottage in Sheboygan Falls, WI.  This week in honor of World Wide Knit In Public Week, we took it outside!
We gathered at Settler's Park in Sheboygan Falls under the gazebo on the banks of the Sheboygan River.
That's Sheila, Joann and Bonnie.  Joann is wearing her "Group Therapy" outfit.
We brought cookies for the cookie swap.  You can find the recipe for these Coffee Crisps by clicking here.
Then we knitted. 
Here are some photos of what I worked on.  
The yarn is "Chakra" from Mango Moon. It was handspun and beaded in Indonesia and proceeds from the yarn help provide safe shelter, health care and educations to families in Nepal & Indonesia.
The yarn has a nice drape.
And the color will really make my green eyes pop!

Did I mention the most important  thing for knitting in public?  An easy pattern!  At Yarnaholics Anonymous we like to chat, and it's important not to have too much counting or keeping track to do.    It's called "Chakra Scarf" designed by Paula Zenick, the owner of Really Knit Stuff in Tallahassee, FL.  It was a free pattern with the yarn, and requires little concentration.

The perfect project for World Wide Knitting in Public!

Did you Knit in Public this week?

The Real Housewife of Sheboygan County

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