I had a hard time deciding on who to write about for this topic. There are so many awesome knitters that I’m friends with on Ravelry or have blogs that I like to read for a variety of reasons. Yesterday I went to get tea from our campus cafe and my friend Lauren was working. I chatted with her a bit and as I was walking back with my tea, I decided to write about her.

Dancing Manon! Manon from behind

She is a talented knitter. That’s only part of the reason why I picked her to write about. Lauren was my first knitter friend who was as obsessed and serious about it as I was. I actually met her on Ravelry before I met her in real life. When I found out what school I was going to, I posted in the South of the Needle group to see if there were any other Ravelers who went to the same University and I found Lauren. She’s a year ahead of me and very sweetly answered all of my dumb questions about living on campus and what not. When I finally did get to campus, Lauren came up to me when I was knitting in public to see what I was working on and we realized that we knew each other from Ravelry. Kind of awesome, right? Anyways, Lauren helps run our campus Knit Nights and was my introduction to the offline knitting community. I love my Knit Nights. Because of Lauren, I’m much more inclined to reach out to other knitters when I’m off of my safe cozy University campus.

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I’m also writing about Lauren because she is an amazing knitter. She knits completely different kinds of projects from me. She makes things that are interesting, challenging to make, or with unique design features (like her Manon up top). She also does mindless knits like I enjoy but she tends to make a lot of socks. I’m not a sock knitter but her socks are always so cozy looking and very pretty. Plus, she always has the best looking sock yarn. It makes me want to knit socks just so I have a reason to buy sock yarn. Seriously. Her last pair of socks were made with yarn that looks like min chip ice cream. It was gorgeous. Anyways… Back on topic. I admire her most when she knits things just because they have something new to try. The girl has skills.

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Speaking of skills… Now you see it!

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And now you don’t! Fixing that rip impressed me quite a bit because you just can’t tell that it happened. I don’t think I’d be able to do that…

You can find more of Lauren’s knitting here on Ravelry. To see more posts on this topic by other bloggers, Google KnitCroBlo3 or be lazy and click this link.

These photos do not belong to me. They’re from the Lauren’s Flickr. Clicking on them will take you to her account.

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