Sunday, February 17, 2008

Since my last post and some leftovers

Since my last post, I had my first spinning lesson on my wheel. I still need to work on drafting and am practicing treadling while knitting. I also started meeting with a knitting group at Starbucks in Danville VA. I will be starting a knitting/crocheting group in Reidsville at the Backstreet Buzz on February 28.

OTN--my chevron pullover, a mini-sock, Wendy Johnson generic toe-ups, another pair of dorm socks and mid-month dishcloth KAL.

Next in the queue--another pullover which will be a multicolor using a stitch from the Harmony guide, Loopy Laces socks, Lancet Braid socks and an Angel of Love fingertip towel.
Here are some pictures of projects completed either since my last post or left off from last post.
These are dorm socks from Red Heart Strata. Pattern is free from Coats and Clark website. They're a Christmas 08 gift.

This is a Bookmark KAL designed by Karen Bonter. Yarn is Patons Grace.This is January dishcloth KAL. There's a football in there somewhere.This is mid-January KAL. Yarn is potpourri ombre from PnC. Designer is Janet Nogle

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Finished projects

Here are some finished projects. I haven't blogged in a few weeks. So much for being resolute. I hopefully will be back on Saturday morning schedule next week. I had a meeting, retreat weekend and a nice visit with my 94 year old aunt. She taught me to knit. These are my Monkey socks designed by Cookie A. Yarn is Cherry Tree Hill Sockittome Cherry Blossom. I love this yarn.
This is a bath mitt from Rhonda White's Bath and Spa Sets leaflet. It's PnC. Below is facecloth to match. It's a birthday gift for a friend who received soap sack for Christmas.
At long last this is Julie's Pi Shawl. Yarn is Red Heart Plush in Marina. If I make another of these, I won't make the faux increase rows. They were a pain.
These are Tea Time Socks in Lana Grasso Meilenweit designed by Adrienne Fong. They're mosaics. I've purchased red and green yarn to make Christmas socks. While knitting these, I had several "chats" with Adrienne on Ravelry. Being able to chat with designers is fun.

Why no Saturday posts?

On January 17 through 21, I attended a knitting retreat at Kanuga near Hendersonville NC. I took classes in sweater design and working with color. We learned to design a drop shoulder sweater a la Alice Starmore/Elizabeth Zimmerman/Varian Brandon. These are pictures sent by one of my fellow knitters. Most were taken after breakfast Sunday morning while waiting for worship service. Kanuga has a huge "great room" with a big fireplace and that's where we are. Some pictures were at the guest house I stayed in and are pictures of my housemates.

Lady on the left below is from Toronto. She probably traveled the farthest. Most of us were from southeastern US.

I'm the one on the left in picture below. I'm working on my pink sample sweater.

House mates--Mother and Daughter from SC I'm still working on my sample sweater but have already cast on my first real "designed" sweater. I'll be posting pictures of it in the future so stay tuned.