Wednesday, February 07, 2007

TNK from My Vantage Point

As is my way, I typically come to Tuesday Night Knitting and, like a bump on a log, park myself and knit, rarely getting up except to grab a frappachino or perhaps a pretzel or strata for dinner. Last night was no different.

This time I sat across from Linda and Jane, and next to Issy (standing, below):

Linda is wearing her recently finished Sursa shawl --
another victim of our knitting retreat's Noro virus outbreak!


We had a surprise visit from Jane's good friends Donna and Jimmy. Here's Donna modeling the Knitters cover sweater she recently finished:


And here's Jimmy wearing two of Donna's handknits -- a gorgeous cashmere scarf, (I want the pattern!), and a beautiful cabled sweater:

Here's some of the TNK gang a few tables away from me:

Patsy, Rita, Mary (?) and Amy

I used my camera's handy zoom to focus in on Tami's new snowman hat, recently completed for her by Laura Jo:

So cute!

Here's Christina, Renny and Robin C. working on their various projects:


And I zoomed in on Issy's lap, (which sounds vaguely dirty - forgive me!), to show the beautiful Lady Eleanor wrap she's making, (from Scarf Style):

Noro Kureyon, I believe

In attendance, but out of my line of vision and therefore not pictured here were: Judy, Laura Jo, Linda's sister Mary, Susan, Christina's friend Kathy and probably one or two others I'm forgetting. Sorry, guys -- no offense, I hope! What's it going to take for me to get up off it, I wonder...? We can only hope that Jane was good enough to capture pictures of the other folks for her blog.

I continued to work on the first of my snowmen hats, and am using Debbie Bliss cashmerino superchunky (in white, of course) for it. That's a luscious yarn to knit with, for darn sure. Conveniently, I have leftover black and orange yarn from my nephew's hat to use for the snowman's face, although I'm toying with the idea of making a trip over to Couture to see if they have any children's novelty buttons that look like coal. Wouldn't that be cute?

After the group dispersed, I shopped a little and found a copy of A Gathering of Lace hidden among the knitting books. I've been thinking about getting this book for a couple months now, but was waiting until I could get my hands on it to flip through it, to see if I really wanted to buy it. I was very impressed, so I now have a third fourth lace book to add to my lace knitting library, which already contains Victorian Lace Today (thanks again, Rita!) and Artic Lace. Oh, and I almost forgot -- Folk Shawls (thanks again, Jane!).

All in all, another fun night at TNK!


Bess said...

Hey sweetie

I always have such TNK envy on Wednesday. but I adore the posts and the photos.

can't seem to post comments in the mornings (when I have time to- I'm lingering after work today) because of my soon to be a thing of the past dial up access. :D

Thanks for stopping by and for the warm comments about The KipFee. No knitting yesterday. maybe some tonight.


Issy said...

What a great evening we had! Love Tami's snowman hat!I'm knitting my Lady Eleanor out of Silk Garden. And I can't wait to finish it!

knitfriendly said...

Looks like you all had a great time Mary! I just wanted to note that I don't think your blog rolling is working because it is stating that the last time any of the "local" bloggers updated was on Saturday, January 20th. Just thought you would like to know! ;)

Robin said...

Looks like you guys have so much fun..I can't wait to one day join you all!!

Anne Margaret said...

Thanks for the Couture reference. I had forgotten ALL about them! Now to cook up a button-heavy project....

Ranger Susie said...

I love Gathering of Lace! I've made one and half things from it and have several post-its on other pages that I'll get to eventually.