Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Tuesday Night Knitters!

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Dear Jane,

I know you're having a blast with your sisters down at the beach, but we missed you at TNK last night! So I thought I'd take a few pictures, so you'd know what you missed.

Deb, Rita and Patsy were there:



As you can see, Deb's working on her simple shell with that beautiful aqua yarn. I could stare at that all day. Patsy is working on a poncho for someone in her family, (niece? daughter? daughter-in-law? Sorry, Patsy, I forget who's the lucky recipient), made from her own hand-spun yarn. Very pretty.

And Rita was working on a lovely recycled silk shawl... :

...when not regaling us with stories from her recent mission trip to Chile.

Renny and Robin were also there:

Renny is working on a beautiful baby cardigan. Robin was busy for the first hour writing up more soap orders, but she later worked on her orange sweater, (sorry - no picture taken of that, but you saw that last week, Jane.)

Sheddy, Issy and Norma were also there:

Issy has started that way-cool "hole-y" shawl from Morehouse Merino:

Even unblocked, it's nifty-keen.

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Sheddy is making flip-flop socks!


We've started a movement! And like me, she's using the actual yarn (Regia Stretch Color #115 in "Crazy Electra") called for in the pattern. My yarn hasn't arrived yet, but any day now! I just LOVE those colors. I'm even going to use the turquoise the pattern calls for for the ribbed edging, 'cuz I think it's just so pretty that way. So, Jane, do you think we can convince Sheddy, (aka the "One-Sock Wonder"), to knit the second flip-flop sock? ;-)

Norma - forgive me, I didn't take a picture of the prayer shawl you're making. Perhaps next week!

And what have I been knitting, you ask? Well, for me, it seems that the smaller the project, the better chance it has of getting finished in a timely manner:

Two down, ten to go.

Sock-ornament on left was finished last night at TNK and was knit with KnitPicks' Merino Style. Sock-ornament on right is the original prototype in the Lion Brand acrylic. I think I'm sticking with the Merino for the rest of them. And I think I've decided to personalize them for each niece/nephew by getting some kind of pin kit at the craft store and making them each a pin with their name on it, which will then be pinned to the white cuff. I'm still open to suggestions, though.

And if those sock-ornaments aren't small enough for you, how about this?


That's the mini-sock-blocker keychain given to me by the very generous Liz, modeling a teeny-tiny sock I made from some leftover sock yarn (Regia Colors) from the very generous Krista.

Thanks, Liz! Thanks, Krista!

Anyway, Jane, all-in-all it was another night of good knitting fun. And you've now put me in the habit of "shopping" before I leave, so I left with a couple of knitting magazines. One even had a freebie knitting notions case inside the plastic holding the magazine, so, score! :-)

We still missed you, and look forward to your return! Alas, August looks to be a ugly-busy month for me work-wise, which means I may not make it to a single TNK that month! I'm already in mourning!

Speaking of knitting groups - I'm going with my MS&W buddy Suzanne to the Wednesday night knitting group tonight, since we live so close to each other. So, I need to sign off and get ready for that!

Bye now!

-Mary

4 comments:

Krista said...

Love the little keychain sock, Mary! How quick was it to knit?

Suzanne said...

Rita went to Chile on a mission trip? Is her last name Jenkins? My MOM was on that trip! And check out the Morehouse Merino shawl--I bought one of those kits at Maryland too!

Great fun last night--thanks for coming!

knitfriendly said...

I love your little booties! It looks like you all had a fabulous time!

Lolly said...

That little sock keychain is so cute! :)