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 ;).