Everyone had a fantastic time at the Bluestockings Christmas party last night. Thirteen (13!) knitters turned up for knitting and mulled wine, crackers and a Yankee Swap which was just brilliant. At one stage Ellen, who organised it for us, was a bit concerned that everyone would be too nice and there would be no "stealing" - I think she regretted saying that when I "stole" a fabulous hat with crocheted flower from her! The pub was brilliant too - they even gave us mince pies on the house - and didn't mind about us making loads of mess with the knitting-themed crackers and gift exchange!
[Felix, Melanie, and Meaghan]
I'm not sure how much knitting got done with all the eating and cracker pulling and playing with Poppy-the-prettiest-dog-in-the-world - who seems to get withdrawal symptoms if she goes for more than 30 seconds without someone telling her how lovely she is. I managed to finish off the bloke socks and cast on a pair of knee socks for me - I'm so excited about the idea of knee socks - in Megan's Wellington sock yarn in the Scarpantoni colourway - soo pretty.
[Eugenie and Abby]
It was lovely to see everyone, especially those who for various reasons - Clare (baby), Abby (new bloke and insanely busy job) - can't make it so frequently!