I haven't really done any knitting in years but started up again this year knitting socks and a couple of hats. I went to my first knitting group last week with the Babes in Ballard. Jill and Laura, pictured above, were familiar faces and I got to meet some new people. I visited one of Rebecca's knitting groups once just for fun, I wasn't knitting at the time so just watched everyone else for a little while.
We met up at Aster Coffee Lounge. I got there a little early to catch some happy hour special. I had a glass of wine and a panini. I wasn't all that impressed with the food. The panini was a little too crispy and roughed up the roof of my mouth. It was like eating Captain Crunch if you know what I mean. There were also a lot of fruit flies swarming my wine. I had to keep a napkin over the glass to keep them from getting drunk. Other than that it was a nice little area. We sat in some comfy chairs in the corner by the window.
Knitting with a bunch of other people while talking/listening was a different experience for me. It's probably best not to knit a very difficult pattern because it's easy to lose your place or mess up. I was working on my Child's First Sock from my Knitting Vintage Socks book. I was glad I had knitted several rows first and had the pattern pretty well down so I didn't mess it up.
We had about 7 babes show up and they are meeting every Wednesday night. I will try to make it again, but it's hard for me to get out there since I live an hour away. I'm working on my 6th pair of socks now. Here's a photo of the 5 pair I've finished so far this year.