Of knit nights and afghan blocks

I am so honored to get to hang out with knitters. We had our monthly Knit Night this week and it was such fun. I learned a little, I knit a little and I had a delicious burger at the Green Goat, and thanks to the generosity of knitters, I picked up 25 afghan blocks for our Charity Knit-a-Long!

 The Green Goat was delicious and very accommodating of our group of knitters. And our knitting.

The Green Goat was delicious and very accommodating of our group of knitters. And our knitting.

 Want to unravel something and knit something new? Why waste time on making a new ball when you can just knit from the old piece!

Want to unravel something and knit something new? Why waste time on making a new ball when you can just knit from the old piece!

 My burger was not this pretty, but it sure was delicious!

My burger was not this pretty, but it sure was delicious!


Being handed twenty-five afghan blocks in one night was so exciting. One blanket needs 49 blocks, so that's more than half of one blanket. I'm thrilled that we are making this Charity Knit-a-Long a reality. I can't wait till we start sewing them up (did I say we would do that in December? Can't remember).

If you're not in a knitting group, I highly recommend you find one (or form one). If you're not knitting for charity, I highly recommend that, too. Few things are more satisfying to me than to put my time and talents to use to help someone else. Judging from the number of knitters who are participating in this project, I'm not the only who feels that way!

Thank you to all who came out this week and to all who have been knitting blocks. Remember to get as many blocks turned in as possible by April 30 to have more chances at the drawing for our awesome prize pack. We will continue to knit for the rest of 2015, and I have some other giveaway ideas for the future, too!