Knitting/ pudding club was at mine this week, I decided on a chocolate amaretti cake. I love amaretti biscuits, especially when they are beautifully wrapped.
So knitting club has (inevitably?) transformed into pudding club: we discuss the week’s dilemas, eat a sugar based foodstuff and then, if there’s time, do a bit of knitting (we are a massive cliche, I know) This week we had an AMAZING chocolate fondant pudding courtesy of Emily.
I am still battling with the owl cushion but to satisfy my need for a quick pay-off I have made a pair of chunky leg warmers as well:
At Knitting club this week I decided to start the Owl cushion, however following a knitting pattern is not as easy as the grandma’s make it look. I am now on my fifth attempt, hopefully the perseverance will pay off in the form of Olive the owl, a partner for my friends lovingly created owl Olaf!
In the mean time I have developed a slight obsession for Owl things;
Night Owl cushion from Bouf.com
Vintage knitted owl cushion, get the pattern Here
I LOVE these three from Donna Wilson
Glass owl’s from Retro Art Glass
A print I bought for my Husband by Lucie Sheridan
For all beautiful things Owl related; have a peek at My Owl Barn
Recently my friends and I have formed a knitting circle, we meet every week to knit, chat and drink wine. We have all found it to be a joyous addition to our lives. Maybe it’s part of the transition to mid twenties, or the therapeutic effects knitting has, or maybe its just the season but as soon as we started we knew it felt right! group knitting definitely has many advantages; discussing the perils of purl stitch makes for faster learning ( lone knitting seemed to result in a pseudo purl!), also inspiration/ knit envy (seeing my friend crack out a knitted owl) provides lots of motivation. Our current projects include snoods, legwarmers, blankets, flowers and iphone holders, we have been mastering the purl stitch, moss stitch, increasing, decreasing and cable stitch.
I recommend it, even just for the oestrogen fuelled chatting, sometimes we meet in the pub, which can result in funny looks and dropped stitches!
The ultimate shared ambition of our knitting lives is the cable knit/ fair isle jumper; the Holy Grail of Knit Club.