Yes, Utah is beautiful and unique in many ways. But if you are a knitter, well, this is the place. (heh)
The Salt Lake City SnB group is a large weekly gathering of knitters of all ages, backgrounds, religions, and political persuasions. This is not a quiet group, but an interesting one–there is never a dull moment or a lack of opinions. Over the months since I joined their ranks I have learned even more about who these women (and one guy) are. They are amazing cooks, accomplished knitters, charitable and socially conscious, passionate about all things bread (specifically rye), grammatical geeks, and very generous and thoughtful.
The final quality is never seen more clearly than when the group celebrates a birthday. It was mine and Jacquie’s turn this last tuesday and I was amazed and so grateful for the gifts I received from these classy ladies.
There is so much fun to be had in that bowl I can hardly contain myself. I got tweedy orange Rowan yarn and a hand sewn bag from Teri, Trekking sock yarn, pastries and cuticle soap from Katherine, a light burgundy knit picks lace yarn from Karen, homemade jam and a notebook from Miriam, the new book Yarnplay from Margene, an all too applicable coin purse with images from Reality shows on it (which I watch altogether too much of) and stitch markers from Susan, stunning stitch markers from Jacquie, and much needed stitch holders from Cheryl. Oh, I almost forgot–this isn’t pictured but a couple weeks earlier I was given two coral pink skeins of sock yarn from Heather too.
Simply, I was spoiled. What a haul and from such a group.
Thank you for the gifts but most of all, thank you for welcoming me into your ranks. I couldn’t be happier with my plans every Tuesday night.
So see, don’t you want to come join us?
The following 11 comments were originally left at blogspirit:
Shame, knitting not as popular in England as it was. May be making a comeback though.
I loved knitting cable sweaters and cardigans in Aran wool.
If everyone came to SnB, we’d have to get a new venue. We’re overflowing as it is! 🙂
I missed the book from Margene! Dang, I’ve been wanting to flip through that.
sounds like you have found yourself a grand group of friends! So many lovely gifts : )
I hope your birthday “outside” of SnB was as nice as it was “inside” SnB.
Wow, what a lovely gift (well, more appropriately, gifts!). What a great knitting community, as well!
Happy Birthday!! Great gifts. I do wish to have a SnB group but as it is, my knitting is still sort of a secret thing.
We truly are very lucky grrls to be part of such a fantastic group 🙂
You are a very welcome addition. We can be an aquired taste;-) You describe us well and thanks for being such a fun part of our group.
ooh! so fun! looks like an awesome bunch. i wish there was something like that down here in provo. all i can find are old griping women. oh well. i’ll keep looking.