Monday, October 26, 2009

Community -- that's what it's all about. Saturday and Sunday were such busy days with all the different classes and groups of knitters that came in and stayed. Some folks met each other for the first time, and of course, they are no strangers to each other because knitting is their common language.

Our new knit to fit class is coming along. Everyone is diligently working on their sweaters, discussing necklines and ripping out that shoulder once again -- but this time it will fit perfectly.

The weavers are warping their looms and weaving their chenille scarves for the first time. Megan is little bit further ahead of the other gals. Love her color choices and design.

Judy came in looking for yarn for another project. I immediately recognized the sweater she was wearing as the one she just bought yarn for a few weeks ago. She said that there were a few mistakes in the pattern and that she and the designer emailed each other so much that he asked her to do some sample knitting for him! It's the Cecile Pullover from Knitscene Fall 2009.

Saturday was another dyeing class. Can't wait to see the results.

This is the dyed "scarf" that I finished on Saturday. I hope to turn it into another pair of socks. This time, I dyed the scarf more symmetically.

Last time I had the dye class the scarf was just dyed with one color after another and this is the result. Great socks, but they are completely different.

Linda came in to show off her finished and almost finished projects. She needed another skein of Mission Falls 136 wool for the baby sweater.

Here's a scarf she knit out of Jitterbug sock yarn.

Linda knit the Malabrigo Lace beautifully - it was hard to get a good picture.

And -- ta dum! She finished her Rambling Rows afghan. I think it took longer to pick out the colors than it did to knit it up!

Teri is in my Learn to Knit afghan class. She keeps picking up other projects to do and fell in love with the Afghan Shawl from Vogue Knitting on the Go Shawls 2. We read and reread and then read the instructions again and couldn't figure out how to do the stitch. I went home with the pattern and Voila! the lightbulb went on. Like I tell my students -- do exactly what the pattern says -- don't overthink it. You had to work elongated stitches by wrapping the yarn and then on the next row you knit 4 of the elongated stitches together, then purl the same stitches together (twice). Clear as mud, right? But it did finally work and I expect Teri to have the shawl done by next week --- working on Size 15 needles with Cascade Magnum. Yes, I may have to succumb to making one too!

Gwen is showing off yet another tam. This one is an Ysolda Teague pattern called Rose Red

Phyllis loves to make felted bags. She's doing this one out of our own Delaware Valley Worsted weight yarn and I have to say that I love those colors.

Jane just finished this ruffled scarf made out of Artful Yarns' Shakespeare

And Rachel made this great shawl, Laminaria. It is made out of OPY.

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