Monday, June 2, 2014

Several of us made amigurumi.  Here is my peacock following the directions from Larah Uyeda.

I also completed the Peggy Straker Gretel sweater using Paton's Classic Wool.  I had made the sweater many years ago in pink.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Knitting Night - Second Tuesday 2012

10 Jan 2012 - Ruth, Ann and I knitted together.
Ruth worked on a pair of socks.
Ann showed us three very cute striped hats she knitted for three special little girls in her life. She worked on a lace patterned shawl.
I put the final touches on a little stuffed parakeet for Anna; his name is Cassie. They are currently tucked into bed, side by side, fast asleep.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Knitting Night - First Wednesday 2012

Hi, All,

Linda, Ruth and I had the pleasure of knitting together last night. I can't promise a detailed write-up after each of our gatherings, but I thought it would be fun to at least post a photo each time.

Ruth was working on a charity project, a scarf for Special Olympics. She wisely chose the softer of the two acceptable yarns for the project, Red Heart Soft. It's not as wide as she had hoped, so will be adding a crocheted edge.

Linda worked on a dishcloth. She also has another small project in the works. Sarah requested a warm headband for chilly Pittsburgh and sent a photo to mom. Of course Linda jumped right on the opportunity to design and knit for her daughter. Linda is working up her own variation of a pattern she found on Ravelry to match the photo from Sarah. Linda wants to take copious notes as she knits that project and will require a more quiet atmosphere than us at B&N. Greg can help her with that.

I worked on the final step of the shrug for my niece. It has a ruffle around it that is taking way longer to knit than I expected.

We all had some good laughs, especially on our way out the door. For me it was one of those laughs that made my belly hurt. Now I can't even remember what was so funny, but it had something to do with 'Words With Friends". Last night I introduced Ruth to the app. She immediately downloaded and is currently beating me 122 - 18. I'm no longer laughing ;).

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Cool Giveaway

Hi JustKnitting Group,
Check out this link, a woman is giving away an entire flock of Angora Goats...with a shed to house them in. It's a cool thing and I want to help pass the word along. And I want to win the other prize she's giving away to someone who helps spread the word!! Yeah, there's no way Chuck's putting up with a herd of goats!

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Sorry it’s taken so long to write this up.

Above is the picture that Beth took on April 22, 2009 of me holding the basket I felted. It is based on a worsted weight knitting basket by Lucia Tedesco on Ravelry. Here is the link:

I used a little less than six skeins of Bernat’s Felting Natural Wool (a chunky yarn) and a #11 needle. Because of misunderstanding the directions, the bottom was increased to 126 stitches instead of 120. Except for that and knitting the sides for fifteen or sixteen inches (directions said thirteen) before binding off and on for the handles, I followed the directions.

Since Beth took the picture, I felted the basket again and it is currently drying.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Pysanky Making

On Saturday Jen, Gina, Marsha and I gathered at my house for a morning of making pysanky.  Jen had made these eggs in high school art class and quickly remembered the technique.  Gina and Marsha caught on fast.  Brad joined in the fun too.  Before kids he and would make some of these eggs every year.  If you are looking for pysanky supplies, here is the place to shop.  Happy Easter.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

A Very Special Project

Thanks to all who knit a scarf for a very special group of people.
The scarves are now on their way to Utah for the Winter Games and will be ready to embrace some lucky Special Olympians!

Both my aunt and my nephew have participated in Special Olympic events and if you've never seen the proud faces of those athletes, you don't know what you're missing.