A Knitting Circle...

This week we had our inaugural meeting of the GTT Knitting Circle!
Knitting Display

We were lower in numbers due to scheduling issues and winter flus making their rounds but it gave us more time to devote to our new knitters.

Louise giving Wilna a little knitting advise...

Knitting is a lifetime skill that you can pull out through the seasons of your life when you need time to sit and relax or make that special gift for someone.  For me, as many of you know, knitting is a way to work through the pain when nothing else seems to help.  It is a way to focus my mind on the rhythm of the stitches and away from my body.  There are many people who use knitting for therapy but we can all use it to simply relax.   Our new knitters would probably have contention with that statement but they will soon get the flow of the yarn through their fingers and the art of holding their needles and the craft will come alive to them!

Wilna and Lynne reviewing a pattern.

No Knitting Circle is complete without food.  It was my husband's idea to make Cucumber Sandwiches as an appetizer and they were a big hit.  I rarely cook anymore but I wanted to do something so I was in charge of the sandwiches for the meeting.

One of the rare times I 'cook'...making Cucumber Sandwiches.

Our daughter, Victoria, made her famous Quiches and Vegetable Salad with Sweet Dressing for the meal.  We had a Mushroom, Cheese and Onion Quiche, a Spinach, Cheese and Onion Quiche and a Cheese and Onion Quiche all of which were wonderful.   We also had Berry Lemonade and Tangerine Tea... a proper menu for a proper Knitting Circle.  We could almost envision ourselves in a log cabin somewhere knitting away, well, if we weren't gazing at the Hudson, from a high rise, with New York City as a backdrop... but almost...

Our daughter, Victoria, treated us with an array of beautiful Quiches.

I am looking forward to our next meeting and another delightful day of Knitting.  Beyond the knitting and teaching the craft, the joy of our Knitting Circle is just being together with Sisters in Christ and enjoying the fellowship of being part of the same family.

May the Lord Bless and Keep You in His Grace,