Last night I went to a "100th birthday party" in honor of Elizabeth Zimmerman. EZ was a knitting guru who developed techniques that many knitters now use today (such as knitting in the round).
Christina organized a fabulous party at a local Starbucks. Everyone brought their knitting, bought coffee, and enjoyed Christina's chocolate cake.
One of the ladies was knitting Christina's Lamb's Lace Cardi from her spring collection:
And then we did a gift exchange. Everyone brought a skein of sock yarn wrapped as a present. It was the most fun ever!
I've just started reading Knitting Around by Elizabeth Zimmerman and so am looking forward to being more educated.
Also, a friend passed this idea of knitting dolls for destitute children in South Africa. It sounds good to me and I think Rachel and I might give it a try.