Tomorrow afternoon I am hosting my first ever knitting party. In the final moments leading up to one of my parties I always get really nervous. For some strange reason I have this anxious fear before each and every party that no one will come and that the party will be an absolute and total failure. To reduce my irrational, out of control nervousness, I plan as much in advance as possible. I send handmade invites, carefully create a menu with perfectly paired drinks to go with it, and design the decorations all days before my party. The knitting event is no different and the last thing I have to do in my final attempt to reduce pre-party jitters is decide on a playlist. To see what I've compiled, read more
This week I am busy preparing a knitting party. I've invited over a group of girls and Elena, my friend who is a superb knitter, is going to give lessons. It's okay if your friends are at varying levels of understanding knitting. In fact this is what you want to have a successful party. The girls who have more experience can help those who are still learning. You as a hostess won't have to worry about conversation because knitting is what will bring everyone together. I already worked out the drinks and food menus and today I need to clean up my house and transform it into a haven perfect for an afternoon of festive knitting. To see what I have in mind, read more
I love ripping pages out of magazines. There's something so satisfying about hearing the tear noise when I rip the pages out, it just makes me happy. I rip out everything and anything: fashion ads to decorate with, recipes to make, beauty products to buy, images to use as inspiration. A while ago I ripped out a page of Harper's Bazaar magazine that had the most beautiful charcoal gray cowl neck knitted sweater. I didn't want to purchase the sweater, I wanted to make it. There was only one teeny little problem: I had no clue how to knit. Well, I actually still don't really have a full understanding and that's why I am hosting a knitting party this Saturday afternoon. It's time to get up off the couch and plan a party that will gather together my girlfriends and teach us a new useful skill as well. The invites were sent and the menu is planned, so today I'm talking about one of my favorite parts of any party: the drinks! For my drink menu, read more
About every season or so, I enjoy throwing a party where I get all of my friends together to do something like compete in a pool tournament or partake in a pumpkin carving or contribute to a cookie swap (just standing around drinking and chatting does not count as "something"). I hate January and the cold darkness it brings, so to cheer myself up I'll host one of these types of parties.
I want to show my friends a fabulous time and a new skill, so I'm planning a knitting party for this Saturday afternoon. Yesterday I made booklet invitations complete with knitting instructions and today I'm figuring out what will be on the menu. To see what I'll be serving, read more
It's the middle of January and I fear that everyone (myself included) is feeling rather blah and quite like hibernating. If I'm going to spend all of my time inside watching Food Network, I might as well do something productive, like knitting. A few months ago my grandma gave me a quick lesson, but I'm afraid I still haven't mastered the technique. That's why its time to get my girlfriends out of their houses and over to mine for a knitting party. I've talked with Elena, a dear friend who is an expert knitter, and she agreed to bring her knitting supplies (I'll also borrow some from my grandma) and give us all a lesson.
I love hosting parties where you actually do something more than just drink and converse, so I'm very excited for this event. To see the invitations (with a new addition: step by step pictures!), read more