Lots of crocheting going on at Woolbearers. Gwen used some stash yarn (Lily Chin, I think) to whip up this beautiful scarf. Joanna made this great little hat, out of something self-striping.
My beginning knitting students are starting other projects, besides Barbara Walker's Learn to knit afghan. Here, Teena, needed a shawl for a dress that she just bought. She fell in love with our hand dyed sterling and is knitting away. I just love how this stuff knits up. Ceil is showing off her first scarf -- it's made out of Cascade Venezia and is from a free Cascade pattern ( you can find it on their website)
Drum Roll please! Lest you all think I never finish anything, the Great American Afghan is finally completed. Ok -- I didin't do much of the finishing (thank you Sabra), and Sabra did knit 4 of the squares, so that leaves me with 21 squares -- it was a lot fun to knit and now I just have to figure out how to display it. I took a look at my ravelry page and it says that I started it in Dec 2007. Anyone else finish??
This pile of yarn is turning into
The pattern is from Interweave Summer 2009, Filet Patch Blouse by Teva Durham. At first I thought it was crocheted. but each square is knit --- filet knitting it's called. It took a while to get used to reading the chart for this, but once you get going, it's a breeze. I don't carry the yarn it calls for, and was debating what to use. Finally it dawned on me to dye my own wool boucle, which is what I did. My colors came very close to what Teva used and I have to say I think the yarn is perfect for this project. So, I have to get back to knitting -- can't wait to finish this one!