Sunday, January 18, 2009

Knitting and Fondue Makes A Great Combo!

In the late summer of 2008, my niece Allyson and her daughter Hannah (making me a Great Aunt) decided to learn to knit. We started to get together more regularly to work on projects and so that I could help them if they had questions or got into a jam. Driving 2 hours to my house for our Family KnitFest started to become a regular thing.....which I think is a perfect way to spend a weekend day!

On one of these days, Grant had a rare day off and so not wanting to be left out, he pulled out his Knitting Supplies that he received at one of the Padre's Stitch N Pitch games.

Man knitting2 Knitting and fondue combo

FLASHBACK: At that particular game Petco Park handed out a beer cooler with two balls of yarn and a set of knitting needles to people for that Stitch N Pitch. Enough to make a scarf. I told Grant that since he received this knitter's pack he HAD to knit something. He immediately started knitting along with Janeva and later interviewed for an online magazine.

Not to be outdone by the rest of us knitting on our projects, Grant decided to prepare an elaborate Fondue to graze on during our Family KnitFest.

So knitting and grazing that day led to two completed projects. I finished the Rusted Root sweater for Hannah.

Rusted Root Mother daugther knitting

Allyson finished her first project, a baby blanket for one of her co-workers. More projects have been started since our Family KnitFests began and it looks like there will be more of us attending the Stitch N Pitch games this year too!!


Fondue Lover said...

Ahh, I was hoping for some pics of the fondue. :) Was it good?

Tammy said...

How fun! What a wonderful way to spend time as a family. I just knit while the rest of the fam watches football. I've found that if football is on TV, it's perfectly acceptable to sit like a lump on the couch for entire days.

The Rusted Root looks great. Good job!

Pioneer said...

Please inform "Fondue Lover" that as I cannot respond to her comment directly, if she flies in for a knitting weekend when I am off, I will let her watch and take photos of me make the fondue.