Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Christmas at TNK

Yes, you read that right. Santa came early to the Tuesday Night Knitters. In the form of a Christmas Angel known as Robin H. Robin lives about two hours away and is only able to come knit with us when she's in town for work. Since she wasn't sure we'd see her again before the holidays, she brought us all early holiday goodies. Check it out:

These aren't just any Christmas ornaments....

They're filled with yarn!
In case of knitting emergency -- break glass!


But wait, that's not all!

She made each of us one of these:

A "Knit Together" pin with actual tiny knitting in progress -- isn't that cute?
Robin said she knit them on size 0 DPNs and then transferred the knitting to a toothpick which she had stained and glued a bead onto the end. So creative! I'm definitely going to wear mine at the KR retreat this weekend!

Once again, I fell down on the job as photo-historian and didn't even get a picture of Robin or several other knitters (Robin C., Melanie S., Deb, Tammi, etc.) sitting across the way, (sorry guys!), but I did get a few pictures of some folks that were sitting near me. Next time I promise I'll get off my rear and mingle!

A hearty welcome to first-time visitor Brandy:

who's working on her pretty Icarus shawl.

Hey, Lookie! Renny finished her cotton cable sweater!

Isn't it marvy?

That's Renny's own design, and she knit and re-knit it several times until she had it the way she wanted it. Worth the effort, don't you think? I love the blocks of seed stitch in the middle of the cables.

Issy finished her top-down sweater, and seems fairly pumped about it:

It looks sooooo comfortable!

And stop the presses -- Sheddy finished a matching pair of socks! Will wonders never cease?!

Love these!

Patsy is working on a Christmas sweater for her grandson:

I really love the fabric she's creating!
And Kathy is knitting an Elizabeth Zimmerman circular Pi shawl, (the pattern probably has a name, but I don't know it -- feel free to enlighten me):

Isn't that cool?
Tammi gave us all a good laugh when she asked, "Where does the head go?" ;-)

A few of the other knitters that were sitting or standing near me:

Christina and Jo

Sheddy and Sherry

As usual, a good time was had by all. I really wanted to hear about Jane's experiences at Stitches, but she stayed home to watch election returns. We missed you, Jane, and I look forward to hearing all about your adventures next week!

And so, until then, Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!

Edited to add a completely off-topic diatribe:
Am I the only one who's completely outraged that we have to wait THREE WHOLE MONTHS for a new episode of LOST? WTF?!! Who does ABC think they are - HBO?


Issy said...

I looked totally deranged!!!
What a fun night. Have a great weekend & take lots of pictures!!

Anne Margaret said...

Looks like a fun time!

My husband and I were more shocked by the Lost announcement than the election returns. The show just started back up last month - and now we have to wait until February?!! And half of their shows have become commercials anyway! Rant ON!!!

Krista said...

And it had to end with guns and screaming! Now I'm down to only one night of TV.

Nikki said...

I am SO with you on Lost! I'm most unhappy about all of it!

However, I LOVE those ornaments Robin brought y'all. I may have to steal the idea :)