Friday, January 12, 2007

IT'S BEEN A LONG, LONG TIME...

When Stitches in Britches held its first meeting a year ago, Jonathon and I were the only ones in attendance. On Tuesday, as we celebrated our first anniversary, we had a very nice croud, indeed.

From left to right in the photo above are Lane, knitting with us for the second time, Kevin, Fred, and Gary, all three new to the group, Charles, a regular, and Jonathan -- one of Britches' three co-founders.

Charles was working on a blanket, Jonathan on a teddy bear...

Kevin was picking up stitches as part of a top-down sweater...

Gary knitting the same top-down, just a bit farther along...

Lane was working on a scarf. Too bad it was so hot in Argo, because Lane wore his first sweater, which he had been finishing during his virst visit to Britches.

Fred does beautiful cable work. Note, the sweater he is wearing is also of his own hand...

No photos of me, but I am working on the bottom of what I am going to call my Big Ass Bag. It is a felted tote I am making from bits 'o stash. Everytime I pick it up I start humming Never Ending Story from the 80's movie by the same name. "Turn around, look at what you see, in her eyes, the mirror of your dreams..." Terrible movie, but the song is part of the soundtrack of my youth.

We missed out dear friend Franklin, but hope he can join us again soon. Franklin adds a bit of magic wherever he goes!

To our new knitters -- welcome. We are very happy to have you and look forward to many hours of knitting, laughing, gossiping and kvetching!

I would like to thank my fellow knitters for their friendship, generosity of spirit, and good humor. Here's to another great year!

2 comments:

roggey said...

I'm astounded by the cable work - yes, cable envy. I enjoy my cabling, but it doesn't come near the beautiful work that Fred does!

mc78 said...

Congrats on the anniversary. I wish our little group was faring as well.