Peggy and I had a great time at the Knit at Night Out West meeting this past Monday night. We were invited to give a talk about natural dyes to the group at their regular monthly meeting. What a hoot! We knew lots of the folks in the group from Yarntopia. It was our favorite local yarn store until Sheryl Means decided it was time to move on. We miss the shop but change is inevitable and Sheryl is currently having lots of fun not owning a knit shop. Some of the ladies at KNOW had already taken our Natural Dyes Workshop and had brought some of the yarn they had dyed there. It was so wonderful to see all the results again. Thanks in particular to Gloria Chuckman!
The Knit at Night Guild has been very active in the Houston area for more than 20 years and the interest continues to grow. According to the ladies, there are 17 separate chapters of the guild and all seem to be growing stronger.
The KNOW chapter meets at Spring Creek Bar-B-Q on I10 and West Green which is just a couple of minutes from Peggy's house. She may just be their most recent convert. If I lived closer, I would certainly join. They are a warm and welcoming group of amazingly talented knitters. I have picked my next project - the Hitofude Cardigan by Hiroko Fukatsu that Kristie was wearing. It's a whole lot of knitting but one of those patterns that just looks fabulous on everyone. Kristie's was done in a stunning burgundy with bits of other colors in the mix that added a wonderful depth to the color. I need to figure out what color I want to use so I can get some Splendor yarn dyed up and ready to go - 1600 yards of fingering yarn. Yikes!
We had quite a bit of interest in our next Natural Dyes Workshop. Look for news about it in the spring. We need the wildflowers to be in bloom.