Monday, May 18, 2015

Knit Cafe Mini-Reunion

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The Knit Cafe was a wonderful little yarn shop (LYS) on Melrose Place in West Hollywood. It was in existence for about 6 years. The shop, owned and operated by Suzan Mischer, was a perfect place to spend a few hours in a warm atmosphere, shopping for yarn, learning new stitches and hanging out with the locals.  I taught beginning crochet at the shop for a few months during it's early years.
One the last days at the Knit Cafe

The Knit Cafe was such a great hangout, that many of the people there became good friends. Suzan decorated the shop in a most pleasing and distinctive manner. When the rents were raised to a ridiculous amount on that stretch of Melrose Place, Suzan had to close the shop.  It was a sad day for knitters in WeHo and the surrounding areas. This was the only warm and welcoming shop in the neighborhood. 
On Saturday, I was invited by Suzan to her home for a mini-reunion of friends of the Knit Cafe. Many of us hadn't seen each other since 2008, when the shop closed.  Suzan's home is as warm and inviting as The Knit Cafe was. We gathered in her kitchen/great room for lunch, knitting and laughter.  It was wonderful seeing old friends and meeting new ones too. We're all linked up on Facebook for future get-togethers.
We had a lovely lunch

Cheesecake Strawberries for dessert!

Carrie and Beverly in Suzan's backyard

Beverly, Beth, Kat, Ellen, Kabrel, Suzan, Carrie

Suzan welcomes us

photo by Suzan Mischer

Kat shares her latest project

The sweetest tribute of all to our favorite LYS, were these sugar cookies imprinted with the beautiful wallpaper pattern from The Knit Cafe.

Knit Cafe Wallpaper Sugar Cookies

The Knit Cafe, 2002-2008:  Gone, but not forgotten.

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At 8:16 PM PDT, Blogger Leah said...

Knitters are the best aren't they?!


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