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03-01-2008, 10:09 PM
Hi I am new but have been anting to get together with some beginner knitters as wellas advanced for a bit of a meet up I guess,,I really don't do so good knitting,,I'd say I am fair but with help could catch on quickly.
I make a lot of..well scarves but nothing elaborate or anything just long knits and purls..:aww:
If anyone knows of any meetings let me know or if anyone wants to get together let me know as well.
I have 2 children whom I homeschool and kids are more then welcome mine are 4 and 11 almost 12.
if something like this was posted my apologies.
03-02-2008, 09:22 AM
Yarn stores sometimes have group meetings, but you can also check out meetup dot com and there are also Stitch n bitch groups: http://www.stitchnbitch.org/snb_groups.htm#ct and sometimes if you check out the Advocate newspapers there will be a listing of meetings of knitters. Good Luck!!
03-02-2008, 12:28 PM
I'm in Norwich. They have a Thursday night knitting group at Saybrook Yarn right in downtown Old Saybrook. It officially starts at 7 but you can go earlier. The store closes at 9.
03-02-2008, 12:33 PM
:cheering: Thanks! I am in Waterbury so would like ot find one nearby.
I will check out the meet up thats a great idea.
03-02-2008, 07:18 PM
Here is a group in Shelton
Here is an older thread here
07-16-2008, 02:37 PM
Hi Connecticut Knitters!
As many of you are aware, knitters from KH have been collaborating to make blankets, lapghans, baby blankets, & preemie blankets for some time now.
The Oddball Baby Blankets project has become so successful that Shandeh has broken it up into regions, and I am lucky enough to be helping to organize the Northeast region.
Our worsted weight blankets are going to Bridgeport Hospital, in Connecticut, courtesy of your own gmmarton, who is an avid charity knitter and volunteered to hand deliver the blankets!
We've just arranged for the Special Delivery Unit at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia to be the recipient of any preemie blankets that we make. For those not familiar, this is a brand new, first-of-its-kind center specifically built in to allow women carrying babies with congenital heart disease or other serious congenital malformations, as well as women whose babies undergo surgery before they are even born! They are doing amazing, life-saving work. More information is available here:http://www.chop.edu/consumer/jsp/division/generic.jsp?id=85487 (sorry, don't know how to make pretty links )
The purpose in reaching out to you all is to increase our numbers for these terrific projects. You can see the list of current projects on our blog (link in my sig below) and on the NE knitters thread:http://www.knittinghelp.com/forum/showthread.php?t=81357
If any of you are interested in participating, please PM me with your address and we'll get you on the list. All are welcome, and new ideas for blanket themes are greatly appreciated!