Thursday, June 17, 2010

Knitting Club - June - 3rd Thursday

Our twice monthly gabfest known as knitting club met this afternoon. We had a small, but talkative group today. Things started with a giveaway of 3 brand new skeins (plus a small bit of a 4th) of vintage Spinnerin Acrylic yarn from Audrey.

Spinnerin Acrylic

Connie wound up with the yarn, but didn't want all of it. I took 1 skein. The yarn is 2 fine, fuzzy strands and it looks like mohair. I plan to combine it with a strand of worsted weight yarn to make some quick hats.

snowflake ornaments - Margaret

Margaret crocheted snowflake ornaments. She is about half way to her goal of 400. She'll give away 75 at a family gathering in August. The rest will go to friends, fellow church members and just about anyone she comes in contact with at holiday time.

tree ornament - Margaret

Margaret stiffens and paints the ornaments to finish them. She happened to have a few of last year's Christmas trees with her and got one out so I could photograph it.

Liberty embroidery - Gayle

Our library staffer, Gayle, was working on some punch needle embroidery. It's a star with the word Liberty.

Audrey, Sandy and Kathy were working on Indian hats. See my report on our last meeting for an explanation of the project. Kathy wove in yarn ends on 2 hats to finish them. Sandy finished the hat she was knitting and gave it to Audrey. I believe Diane brought Audrey a hat or 2.

quilt top - Diane

Diane brought some eye-catching show and tell. She hand pieced this quilt top. Few of us hand piece quilts these days, so it's always special to see a hand pieced quilt.

knit shawl - Connie

Connie brought not one, but 2 shawls in progress. The one above was show and tell.

Sunday Market Shawl - Connie

This is a Sunday Market Shawl that Connie worked on today. The yarn is Noro Cash Iroha and the free pattern is available from knitfish.

Cathy did some experimental knitting with sock yarn. The first couple of rows knitted in the round always take extra effort. Once a few rounds are knitted, it behaves better.

knitting experiment - cathy

Cathy is experimenting to see if she can start her cuff ribbing on straight needles and then switch to knitting in the round on double point needles. Most of this ribbing was knit on straight needles. The sides to be seamed are not visible in the picture, but they are on the right.

Me? I was working on my Toe-Up Hermione's Everyday Socks. I'm still working on the gusset, so they look a lot like they did in Color Pools. I spend most of my stitching time working on charity projects. If it wasn't for knitting club, I might go weeks without working on my socks.

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