Friday, January 06, 2006

A Male Knitting Group in Chicago... Can It Be True?

Quite recently, I stumbled across Aidan Gilbert's blog, a fellow knitter in the area. It's quite an interesting blog, so I added him to my roll. Just last week, it turns out he was trying to get a male knitting group off the ground with another fellow from the North Side. I had previously thought of starting a group, but the task seemed a bit daunting. Now that I know that there are two other male knitters who want to do this, the task seems much simpler!

It has been a few e-mails later, and we have set a place and time for our first event! We are calling the group Stitches in Britches and will meet the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month at:

Café Espresso (in Borders Books and Music)
150 N. State St.
Chicago, IL
6:30 - 9:30 p.m.

It's right off the Red Line and the 29 State bus line.

If you happen to be a male in the area who knits or crochets and are interested in joining us, we'd love to have you! Sign up for the discussion group for more information. Even if this date, time, and/or place doesn't work for you and you're interested, please sign up anyways. We can certainly try to change the time to accomodate everyone.

Flyers will be distributed to our local yarn stores and area businesses soon.


Thorny said...

Hee! What an awesome name!

And congrats on finding a knitting group that (hopefully) will really suit you well. I hope you have a lot of fun!

dulcimist said...

Hey, that sounds great.
I'll try to make it, although school schedule may make it difficult.


Twinsanity said...

Woo Hoo! Knitting, socializing with like-minded crafters and coffee...what could be better?

We recently created our own group here in western MI and we're having fun. Good luck with yours.

punk rock knitter said...

Congratters on finding a knitting group. A word of warning: The Knitting Meetup (through was meeting at that same location and found them to be unwelcoming. If you all talk to one another at all, expect the manager to come and ask you to be quiet, as you're disturbing the other customers.

I hope it works better for y'all

Aprilynne said...

LOVE the name, very punny =)*)

lala and gleen said...

Love the Name!!! You go boys!!! Hope you post some of your projects.
cheers, Lala