Friday, January 23, 2009

Knitting at the Teacup


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I spied this group of seven busy knitters as I walked past the Teacup on Queen Anne last night. It got me thinking about some of the things I've observed people doing together at coffee and tea shops besides just sipping, noshing, and talking. This is the first of three shots I'll show you of what I've seen this week. It might interest you to know the Teacup has new larger digs just catty corner from their old location near Cafe Ladro, taking over Tulley's old space across from Peet's and Starbucks. We remain highly caffeinated, but even Seattle apparently can't sustain four coffee houses at one corner!

11 comments:

Mediterranean kiwi said...

coffee shops are a way of life on mediterranean islands. people flock to them on a good day, but i think taking your knitting to one might be seen as extrmemly eccentric...

Jilly said...

How fascinating to see people knitting in a coffee shop. And all so young. I never thought of anyone knitting except an old lady. Doubtless shows how out of touch I am. The only person I know who knits is my neighbour's mother and she is 85.

Sara said...

Knitting is definitely a trend among new mama's - at least that's what I've observed. There was a knitting circle at VIOS, a Mediterranean coffee shop on 15th on Capitol Hill that I used to see occasionally. The coffee shop has a play area for kids, so these mom's would bring their kids to play and then knit and visit while drinking some coffee. Gotta love Seattle! Thanks for the great pic, Kim!

Al said...

I'm going to borrow your city for the next several days. I hope you don't mind. ;)

get zapped said...

How sweet. I haven't made into the new TeaCup since they moved out of their little spot. I was delighted to see there is a demand for a tea shop this big and taking over a coffee shop!

So warm, this photo.

Small City Scenes said...

Great shot. A good place to get out and visit. MB

Kate said...

these knitting groups seem to be popping up everywhere.
My local pub had a group of knitters the other day.

Anonymous said...

Hi! I am one of the knitters, when you left that night we all said we should have gotten your website but thanks to Google, we found you. We are all lovin' this photo this morning and trying to figure out what K was telling us at this point. We are at Tea Cup every Thursday and there are hundreds of knitters in Seattle proper alone, gray skies = good knitting time. Thanks for including us in your gallery ~Brooke :)

Kim said...

Brooke, thanks for checking in! With the yarn shop just 1/2 a block away, I wasn't surprised to find a large cadre of friends getting together to knit. I was in a weekly quilt guild for over ten years, so seeing you all, I knew what fun you were having.
-Kim

Barrie said...

I'm also in this group (I showed up minutes after you took this photo dang it) and I'd like to point out to the commenters that none of the women in this picture are housewives, have babies and are no where near being grandma's. We just have a hobby we love and found people who love it too.

Thanks so much for taking this picture and blogging about it. You're very sweet to capture this moment. Any chance we can swipe it from you and put it on a thread us knitters have?

Let me know.

Kisses,
Barrie

Joan said...

Knitting has taken on a whole new life. It's nice. Great shot!