Sunday, August 31, 2008

Knitting Fun!

I knit so much this summer, but it was a blast! For those of you who don't know, I helped out with a program for rising seniors in high school. They spent their summer at MIT and had a very work-intensive curriculum (what's new?). So, as a diversion, some people saw me knitting and wanted to learn and thus began.... The MITES Knitting Club!

This is still MIT, after all, so you can see people studying in the background.

Yes, you did see correctly! That IS a boy knitting (and talking on the phone to his girlfriend back home)--he was actually REALLY good! And yes, we had two crocheters amidst our group. We had another impromptu meeting in my room.

Yeap. There's another boy (whose mom is a ridiculously amazing knitter and whose brother knits, too, but he wanted to learn from non-family members.)

So what did I knit this summer that caused so many kids to want to learn how to knit? Well, I don't have pictures of most of it, but I knit BAGs. A lot of bags (only pictures of two here):

Lining, courtesy of my mother who was watching some Bengali soap opera at the time:
Me: Mom, dearest, what are you doing?
Mom: I'm busy. Don't bother me. Find something to eat in the pantry.
Me: Uh-huh. (Run to my room, grab all of the pieces necessary. Thread a needle. Run back to my mother and hand her everything.)
Mom: Wait, what's this?
Me: Oh, I don't know.

18 minutes later, after her soap opera is done, she comes to my room, and hands me my buttoned, completely lined bag. :D I love mothers.

Here, I was out with some friends with the top I was knitting during the semester (it's actually kinda cute), and another knitted bag. Details below.

And now, I'm off to do something more productive with my life. I just finished up Hey, Teach. It fits quite nicely.
And I found two more unfinished projects looming on my table...

Maybe I'll go finish one of those.


allimo said...

Wow, this blog is awesome! I'm a senior at MIT and love knitting. Is MITKNIT a club? Can I maybe come check it out sometime? What do I need to do to join?

My MIT email is allimo. Let me know!

Thanks!! :)

Em said...

MITKNIT is indeed a club, although we haven't quite gotten recognition from ASA...and we would LOVE LOVE to have you! all you need to do is show up :) our first meeting is tentatively set for september 14th in mccormick...i'll add you to the mailing list so you can get our emails to get all the details.