|the beautiful chocolate stout bundt cake made especially for knit+wine's 4th birthday (thank you R!)|
|settling in at the wine bar|
|ready to devour the cake|
|the last piece|
It really is so hard to believe that I started Knit+Wine over four years ago...I was a brand-new knitter at the time and excited by the communal aspect of knitting. I knew there had to be tons of knitters in my neighborhood and I was eager to connect with them (still can't believe we don't have our own yarn store!). And, if we're being honest, get some knitting help too.
But there wasn't a group in Fort Greene/Clinton Hill (at least one that did not meet in a coffeeshop), so feeling inspired, I walked into my favorite neighborhood wine bar, talked to the owner, and a few weeks later, Knit+Wine Night was born. I made a few homemade cards and handed them out to random knitters I saw on the subway, left stacks around the neighborhood, and sent out an email to friends. And I think maybe two people showed up for the first one. Including me.
Now, four years later, we have over 400 members on MeetUp and growing (!!). I have met so many amazing people over the years that I would never have met otherwise, and I am so grateful for all of them. Romances have blossomed, babies are being born, books are being published, yet on the last Sunday of every month, one thing remains constant - we are knitting and drinking wine together.
Happy Birthday Knit+Wine!