Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Ideas for a Knitting Party

So since reading this post on Design*Sponge, I've been itching for an excuse to throw a knitting party.

How would this differ from simply getting together with lovely ladies to do crafty things? Not too much, I guess, except I love the idea of it being learning about knitting, and being centered around celebrating something, like the advent of spring. And of something planned a little more thoroughly, perhaps.

I'd love to celebrate the advent of spring by knitting. But my schedule is far too busy this month, and too unpredictable to plan something for April.

So here are other ideas--most of which are farther away than I'd like, but oh well.

-A knitting "bachelorette" party. This idea just occurred to me while writing this post, and it tickles me, because it is a lovely inversion of society's notion of having a final fling of singlehood while you still can. It celebrates something associated with domesticity and being a wife. Fun, no?

-A knitting housewarming party, after Keith and I move in to the new place. I have to say this is my favorite idea, because it would give me an excuse to use all my new teacups, show off the new place, play hostess for the first time as a married woman, and really and truly warm the new apartment up with the presence of lovely women.

-A knitting party to celebrate fall. Because after all, there is no lovelier season, in my opinion. The advent of weather that makes you want to cozy up in a sweater and cradle a cup of something warm in your hand is a perfect thing to celebrate with knitting.

Those are my ideas so far ... any others are welcomed. :)


  1. Once my friend had a birthday party during which we all learned how to knit. We sat around in her living room knitting and talking. :)

  2. Oooh, birthday! I forgot about that! Sounds like fun. :)

  3. all of your ideas sound great, but i really like the bachelorette party plan. it would be the perfect way to celebrate YOU which is what bachelorette parties are all about! and you could get everyone to knit you some lingerie, ha ha ha!

  4. All of them would be great, and I'd definitely attend. but I vote for one of the first two ideas, since those would occur even sooner!

  5. Haha, Caitlin!! That's awesome. (The funny part is, there really are patterns for knitted lingerie out there ...!)

    Christine, I tend to agree about wanted one of the dates that occurs sooner! The only problem is that sooner=hotter=less desire to knit, maybe? Although if it was a housewarming party, there IS an AC unit in the apartment ...

  6. Really a very good idea for party celebrations. Heard a lot about wedding venues Los Angeles from my known. I think these would be a suitable option for my aunt and uncle's wedding vow party. Will ask everyone for their opinion before finalizing them. Catering and baker department will be handled by our family friend in same business.