Monday, October 7, 2013

Twisted Stitchers go to Yarnosphere

My local knitting and crochet group is attending Orange County's first fiber event.  YARNOSPHERE!  It's this weekend at the Orange County Event Center.  We've signed up for a community table to promote our group and as part of that sign up we've been asked to write up a group profile for their blog.

Bessie started our article and I've added a bit- Here's a view into our Twisted World:

Twisted Stitchers- an Orange County Crochet and Knit Group

When non knitters or crocheters think about going to a crochet or knitting meeting, they generally think of a bunch of old gray haired grannies sitting in rocking chairs, talking about their grandchildren and bible study while working on their knitting or crochet.  Twisted Stitchers is the farthest from the grannies knitting illusion as a group can get.

We formed in October of 2012, out of the dregs of an older group, as a group.  We are made up of over 100 crocheters and knitters of all ages (from teens to grannies and every age in between) and experience levels from beginners to pros.  We meet every other week at Corner Bakery in Costa Mesa (Plaza Dr & Sunflower) and the opposite weeks at Paradise Perks Coffee House in Irvine (Jeffery Rd & Irvine Center Dr). 

We’re easy to find wherever we go-just look for the loud boisterous group with tables piled high with knitting, crochet, baskets or bags of yarn, toys, and the odd crocheted penis thrown in for good measure.  We have diverse backgrounds but unite over our mutual love of all yarny things; from the crappy acrylic to the luxurious cashmere yarns.

Our group loves getting together and has a blast wherever we go together.  We’ve been seen recently at the Stitch N Pitch (Go Dodgers!), LA Yarn Crawl (Yes, you can always use more yarn & bonus competition to see who can hit the most stores), Griffin Dye Works Retreat & then the Fiber Frolic (weekend long retreat with classes and YES yarn and a daylong event of more of the same), Sound of Music Sing A Long at the Hollywood Bowl and a Family BBQ (a daylong event of food, games and yarn).

We’ve also been to small local events like the Fullerton Arboretum Blues, Brews and BBQ and the San Diego Yarn Crawl.  We’re excited to attend Yarnosphere this weekend and look forward to Yarnosphere becoming Orange County’s annual must attend fiber event. 

We welcome any and all yarn lovers to join us on any given Thursday.  Check us out at:

Check out Yarnosphere at their website.

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