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11-04-2010, 01:34 PM
I have found out that there's a local knitting group.

But I haven't been there yet. They start around 7:30 pm, and around 7 pm my DH comes back home.
And is hungry.
And awaits food.

That's why I didn't go in first place. But he told me I should go, so ,.... yay!

What do you think would be a good project to take there? (Nothing too complicated like "Muir shawl" that I have on the needles, with lots of yarn overs and so on)

Jan in CA
11-04-2010, 01:45 PM
I usually try to do stuff that doesn't require a huge amount of concentration. If you use markers it can help with that though. I doubt I could do complicated lace, but most other things are okay. Right now I'm doing a sweater.

Mine meets every Friday. Tuesdays they have a social spinning group which I go to sometimes, too. I don't spin, but I sit and knit and chat. My DH doesn't mind either.

11-04-2010, 09:13 PM
My group meets on Wednesdays after work and I usually take something that doesn't require a lot of concentration. We have a small group, usually just 3-4 of us, that meet in the consignment shop that one of the girls owns. Our knitting table changes from week to week, according to what she gets in on consignment. We have a lot of fun and get to talk with lots of tourists that come in before she closes up the store. I digress...take something that is simple and easy. Anything complicated will surely be too much to concentrate on and talk at the same time:p

11-05-2010, 03:03 PM
Hi! :waving:

I've been making these market bags, both to use myself and for Christmas gifts. They're done in cotton yarn and are absolutely super as well as very attractive. Since you can use them in place of plastic bags at the supermarket, they also help the environment, so it's a win-win all the way!

And, for your purposes, they're no-brainer knits! The pattern is just complex enough to keep you interested but not so thought-intensive as to distract from a really juicy conversation with other knitters!

They're particularly nice in ombre yarns. Also, I altered the pattern to make a smaller one, something I could use for those small or very fragile items at the supermarket that you don't want to get damaged in the larger bag.

For the smaller bag I cast on 66 stitches (instead of 88 for the large ones) and did 12 repeats of the net rounds rather than 20. The remainder of the pattern remains the same. For the handles I made two, about 14" long, rather than one long one like on the large bag. Either is OK, it's your choice.

At any rate, this is a great project, makes a wonderfully useful gift and is easily worked watching TV or chatting in a group!

Hope you like it! :hug:


11-06-2010, 10:10 PM
Thanks! I love doing this sort of thing - and especially no-brainers that I can do and READ in my ebook reader!!!

I LOVE that - all my life, I've wanted to read and knit. But books have a disgusting way of closing themselves. Never could easily get them to stay on the right page.

Now... afghans! sweaters! scarves! shopping bags! hats! even... golf-club covers! All knitted by the ebook.

Did you know... you can get really great free ebooks? I've discovered Sherlock Holmes and Charlie Chan all over again. Next, I think, will be Agatha Christie. Or maybe Daphne DuMaurier?