SKC: And the stitches fly …
We are working hard at spreading the disease to both young and old. This week the SKC welcomed a new knitters, enjoyed the fruits of experienced knitters labours, reaquainted ourselves with a returning member or two, and had an all around great afternoon watching the stitches fly off the needles.
Jeanette, an almost 17 year old, has been hard at work on Corona. (This is a Ravelry link). She has become quite an accomplished knitter over the past year.
Jan, a very experienced knitter, was busy working up a prayer shawl. She’s been hard at work on completing many a UFO for her family. However, she couldn’t resist casting on this beautiful yarn. Another member, Mary, who has become known as the most talented yarn dyer in our group, had over dyed for her. Jan was not happy with the original colour, so Mary’s innovation took over and she ended up with a beautiful ‘blue’ inspired yarn. Thanks, Mary!
Kelsey once again brightened our afternoon. She’s hard at work on her first sweater. So far so good! It is turning out beautifully. Kelsey is relatively new to knitting and is fast falling in love with each and every stitch.
Dael, an experienced and accomplished knitter, has recently tried his hand at socks. These beauties are in preparation for the release of the upcoming Harry Potter movie. For a newbie sock knitter, he’s doing a fabulous job. Check off one more addiction, Dael. Socks have got to be the most addictive project out there! Have at it, as I’ve heard tell that sock yarn DOES NOT count as stash.
Once again, Mary has dyed some beautiful yarn. The colours speak to me and blend together so nicely. I don’t think Mary could possibly dye an ugly. We’ve seen ‘mistakes’ that have been beautiful. She truly is an expert, if you ask me.
And now for our new knitter. Selina decided to bring a friend. They stitched and giggled their way through the afternoon. Selina is working on creating an army of toys and outfitting them with accessories.
Kat and Link joined us after Kat went shopping at the scrapbooking store. Look at his cute little face. He is busy chewing on a crochet hook. What a way to cut teeth! Kat is busy crocheting up a blanket for Selina’s bed. Link is helping.
Finally, I’m busy working on socks. Summer has finally arrived here in Saskatoon. Most days and evenings are quite warm and little on the hot side for afghans and sweaters. Lindsay has been on my needles. She is progressing quite nicely. I have opted to not include the last row of the lace pattern. It is a purl row that creates a ridge separating the fans and shells. I do prefer it ridge free!
I love the yarn (Tofutsies from South West Trading Company). It is a combo blend of 50% Superwash Wool, 25% Soy Silk Fibres, 22.5% Cotton, and 2.5% Chitin – a fibre from shrimp and crab shells that is naturally antibacterial. The colours are knitting up quite nicely. These may just become one of my favourite pairs of socks.
Really? Is there anything that we won’t knit with?