This evening marked my first foray into the knitting meetup or, as I described it on my Facebook page, “a trial run to find out whether or not I am so introverted that I can’t knit next to other people.” The verdict? I can in fact knit next to other people. Score!
I found Seattle NorthEnd Knitters & Crocheters first on Ravelry. Checking to see if any of their locations were near me, I stumbled upon their Thursday evening Creative Geeks Society, which was obviously an awesome fit. If things get awkward, I can just start talking about Doctor Who! (Note: this was totally true. And two people were knitting Fourth Doctor Scarves)
I also conned (read: asked nicely) my step-cousin-in-law into coming with me, even though she doesn’t knit. She brought ribbons that she was working on fancifying for SteamCon, because apparently con ribbons are a thing. Hey, the more you know.™
I brought the Trapped Bar Scarf – a striped pattern in 1×1 rib – that I’m working up for a friend I’m going to see at Christmas. Before this project I had never done any color-changing in my knitting. I showed up at the meetup with a few more rows to go of the main color before my first stripe, and got assistance from a kindly attendee in switching colors for the stripes. I’m still not super-comfortable with color-changing, but I’ll get plenty of practice before this scarf is over!
The meetup was a lot of fun, and I’m looking forward to attending regularly. I’ll keep you posted on the scarf!