Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Been Missing My Eastside Stitchers


Yay!  I finally got to actually see my Eastside Stitchers Buddies.  Tonight was a regular meet up of the Eastside Stitchers at Crossroads Mall in Bellevue, WA.  We had so many people that we needed two of the large round tables.   Still, there is room for more if you are interested in joining us.

Who was there and what were they knitting?

MsWiz was back.  I hadn't seen her since the beginning of summer, and it was great to have her join us again.  She is always so much fun.  She brought presents:
A dog sweater for Chockelet, and some baby Alpaca fiber.

She was knitting Sheepish by Alana Dakos in Plymouth Baby Yarn.
Welcome back, MsWiz!

Skeinherder was wearing her beautiful Windward shawl, even though the ends are uneven...

She was knitting a Spa Day Facecloth in a cotton yarn by Knit One Crochet Too.

Vanesapolo had on a beautiful delicate lacy Storm Cloud Shawlette by Hanna Breetz, 
and she was knitting a Cross-Stitch Scarf by Margaret Halas.
Anerenbe brought her finished Phenomenon Mittens to Show and Tell. These were on the needles for three years, but were well worth the wait.
Anerenbe, who is the fastest knitter I know, started a new hat tonight, the Chunky Chullo by Ses Springett. 

And here is what her hat looked like at the end of the evening:
See what I mean about being fast?

Redbird1 was knitting a Milanese Loop by tante ehm in Cascade Venezia yarn.  The stitch pattern is beautiful, but Redbird1 is not having fun with the yarn, it is very splitty.

Colleen was making a scarf in some fun novelty yarn that she had dug out of her stash.

GwenS brought the beautiful Spectra by Stephen West.
Tara1682 was just about finished with the 2nd of a pair of beautiful fingerless gloves, the October Leaves Fingerless Mitts by Abbie Tilden.  These have a really cool design on the thumb gusset.

Hrvdmnky was trying to start a new Pogona Shawl by Stephen West  in this beautiful yarn named for Geilis Duncan who is a character in the Outlander Books by Diana Gabaldon.
After a few beginning stitches, she decided it was making too loose a fabric, and she needed to frog back and start over with smaller needles.  The small amount Hrvdmnky had already knit didn't go to waste, though.  She was able to find a good use for it.
Chockelet came a bit late, but brought her Summer Lace Scarf.  Sorry I can't find a link for the pattern, but Chockelet got it and the yarn at Mrs. Hudson's Yarn and Teas in Bellingham when we were up there on our mini yarn shop crawl.   The yarn is Swan's Island, and the scarf is lovely.

So much fun and laughter.  I believe there was a bit of talk about the upcoming College Football National Championship Game that will be played on January 7 between the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame.. and some school from the south east.  Hmmm O yes, I believe it is the Crimson Tide of Alabama.  Redbird1 and I are alums of these fine schools, and so are working on a good bet for the game.  Nothing too humiliating I hope, as Alabama is favored to win.

Time for bed.

shaping the planet with 2 full tables of stitching friends.

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