This past Friday, I held my first Wool and the Gang Knit Party.
It was great fun. Ten crafty ladies arrived for champagne, snacks and some fun chunky knitting action. They’d all pre-ordered their kits, so a few days beforehand this amazing box full of goodies arrived at my door.
I had loads of fun putting all the packages together and getting my bake on in preparation.
I whipped up my banana, sour cream and dulce de leche cake with sour cream frosting and made up a batch of caramelised red onion and goats cheese tarts. Then included a few extra nibbles, a few bottles of champagne and we were set!
There was loads of conversation, laughter, knitting, learning and the creation of some gorgeous snoods.
The alcohol may have slowed down some of our better knitters and have steepened the learning curve for the beginners but the tutorials were available for reference afterwards. With the result my Facebook feed and phone have been filled with photos and updates the last few days. Almost all are finished!
I got the kit in Sherpa Blue. It knit up in the twisted rib stitch.
It turned out I had enough yarn to make myself a snood and to create a mini one for Munchkin.
She was somewhat reluctant to try it on this morning; until I put mine on too and bribed her with milk. Then she didn’t want to take it off! We’ll have to go for a walk today to try them outdoors.
I can’t wait to host another WATG party. I’ve decided to keep up knitting now I’m in the groove, by making their fantastic Cosmic Sweater for Spring. Here’s hoping mine turns out like the picture!
If you’d like to try out Wool and the Gang. You can click here and sign up for 10% off your first order.
And if you live in Lausanne, and want to join in a knit party, leave me a comment or get in touch. I’ll be hosting another one with their Spring/ Summer knit project in early May.