Party on, knitters

We had our knitting party at Twisted this weekend. The party was a fund-raiser for our local high school. We had 16 participants. Most, but not all, had knit before.

Our projects? The As You Like It cowls. Lantern Moon blondewood needles. Malabrigo Chunky yarn. It’s like knitting with chewy linguine, so luscious.


Oh, and desserts. Lots of desserts. A stellar cheesecake served with chocolate truffle sauce and/or blueberry compote (recipe below), lime bars, fruit, chocolate…

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Lots of knitting going on!

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That’s Carole in the apron. She’s my party kitchen wench. We do projects together and have a lot of fun. And she makes the world’s best cheesecake. She doesn’t knit, though.

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Carole’s DH Scott, the PTA president, knits! I taught him many years ago.


Don’t you love Amy’s shirt?

There was only one knitting faux pas of the evening.

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Join, being careful not to twist…oops.


Thanks to Twisted for having this party with us!

I made blueberry compote with berries from last summer’s crop. This one turned out particularly well; it thickened enough by itself that I didn’t have to add any cornstarch.

Blueberry Compote

2.5 cups frozen blueberries, unthawed
1/3 C sugar
1/3 C water
1 T fresh squeezed lemon juice

Combine 1.5 C berries with the sugar and water in a medium saucepan. Simmer over medium heat, stirring often, until berries burst, about 10 minutes. Add remaining berries and lemon juice. Continue stirring; cook until compote thickens, about 8 minutes. Cool, then cover and refrigerate. Serve warm when you’re ready!

How was *your* weekend?

20 responses to “Party on, knitters

  1. gettingpurlywithit

    Looks like a great party, Michelle!
    Too bad I was not there. I just arrived back from Amsterdam and have a bad jetlag…

  2. I think I need to come there and knit some time…

  3. What a great party! Do I espy Annie in one of those pictures? Say hello for me next time you see her. And yes, Knitting IS sexy 🙂 ( Gotta get me a shirt)

  4. So glad I wore that t-shirt! Doesn’t look too bad on me!

  5. I think I want to go to that party! You had me at cheesecake! Good work, what a fun fundraiser

  6. That looks like fun!

  7. I’d like a cup of Dr. Horrible’s Tea of Evil, as per your menu board. 🙂

  8. The party looks like so much fun! And Malabrigo chunky… yummm

  9. What a fabulous time!! Love the yummy treats (and the awesome t shirt!). You are so fortunate to have Twisted as your LYS!

  10. Malabrigo Chunky is my favorite yarn! I wish I could knit a whole wardrobe out of it!

  11. Michelle, Michelle. You live the life of Riley you crafty girl. What a fabulous event and venue! (Cutting and pasting compote recipe, thank you 😉

    Looking forward to visiting Twisted this weekend via Yarn train! I understand that you are one of our gracious Portland guides— awesome!

  12. Looks like a fun time. I visited Twisted once and really enjoyed the shop and hope to go back this fall. The compote sounds delish!

  13. So jealous that you have a place like this to go to! Looks like a great time. If I ever make it to Portland, I know just where I’m heading. 🙂

  14. Halfway Crafter

    Dessert is a necessary accompaniment to a knitting party. Sounds like fun!

  15. So much fun, I love the apron and the T shirt!

  16. What a fun party…..and a great location! Love that T-shirt too.
    Looking forward to meeting you on Saturday when I visit Portland for the first time.

  17. It looks like you had an awesome time!

  18. looks like a fun time was had by all. love it

  19. I’m so jealous! We are sorely lacking any kind of knitter’s community here.

  20. Looks like knitting heaven! I’m so jealous.