The SnB Grrls feel like we owe a debt of gratitude to Debbie because she planted the seed in Laurie's mind that SLC NEEDED a Stitch 'n Bitch group. We may not have known how much we needed this group, but in the all of it, we couldn't live without it now. Within a short period of time we went from meeting bi-weekly to meeting every week. We also share so much more than 2 hours ever Tuesday. How cool is it that we're no longer all grrls…we always have guy, at least one, who can put up with us all! Our tightly knit group will be celebrating the beginning year five on January 8th!
When we heard Debbie was coming to town we knew the only thing to do was let her now how much we appreciated the idea that brought us all together. Her books have brought great knits to beginning knitters everywhere, as well as more members to our group. Last Thursday night Debbie shared with us how she learned to knit, why she knits, and the historical aspects of knitting. She is one savvy, witty, warm lady with a great attitude that has carried her far. Knitting has had a big resurgence and there is no denying her hand in that surge. Her books and ideas take knitting across lines of age, gender, and thought, and into the region of the cool, funky, sassy and edgy. (If only more pictures had turned out well!)
The newest book, Son of Stitch 'n Bitch, maybe the best book yet. It's full of creative, unique and classic knits for grrls who knit for guys and guys who knit for themselves. We were all impressed with the patterns, many of which cross lines of age and gender. Many of the projects were things we knit for ourselves. It was fun trying on the items that Debbie let us 'manhandle' and goofing off for each other. We, the crowd at large, were very impressed with the variety of projects, techniques and yarns used.
It was a great night and we love Debbie all the more.