Thursday, December 27, 2012

Eastside Knitters Celebrate Boxing Day


I heard a lot of cawing this morning, looked out and there was a murder of crows (that is the name for a flock of crows.  Don't you love it?) in my front yard.   Actually, the above photo is of our neighbor's yard, because when I went outside to try to take a photo of the birds, they all flew across the street.  It was so weird.  Not only were there a ton of them on our grass, but when they flew away, a bunch went over my head as there had been a lot on the roof, too.
Very weird. I felt like I was in The Birds.

Except that they didn't attack.

Tonight, I met up with my Eastside Stitchers at Crossroads Mall in Bellevue, as we do every Wednesday night.  We had a smaller group tonight, only needed one table, as some people are out of town, and others were celebrating Boxing Day.

Ok, enough about who was not there, and on to who WAS there.

Hrvdmnky has finished her Pagona  by Stephen West, with just a few inches of yarn to spare.

She bound off tonight.
This washed out photo does not begin to catch the beauty of her yarn.

Wajai was working on some new socks.  She is using the Shur'tugal pattern by Alice Yu.  This beautiful sock pattern uses twisted stitches and traveling stitches. The yarn is Renew Wool by Universal Yarn.  It uses 35% repurposed wool reclaimed from the mill.

2-at-a-time on 2 Circular needles.  I almost always use 2-at-a-time magic loop, and Hrvdmnky said that she likes to make socks 1-at-a-time on dpns.  Go Diversity!

VanessaPolo has started a new hat, Habitat, by Jared Flood (Redbird1's boyfriend).

She brought a friend from across the Lake (Washington) to join us tonight, Fincharm.  She was knitting one of VanesaPolo's designs, the Garter Stitch Keyhole Scarf.

Later on, the two brought out Owls sweaters, by Kate Davies.  They are knitting them in a mini-KAL.

Colleen was knitting a charity scarf for the Bellevue Y.
She was wearing her Irish Hiking Scarf.  The cable work is lovely.
Since she had finished her shawl, Hrvdmnky began crocheting a cowl in a yarn, a merino/silk blend from Fresh from the Cauldron, called "Poseidon."

She had her yarn and hook in a beautiful project bag from Second Avenue Swag, on
That's all for tonight.  I won't be able to meet with the group next week... boo hoo.  But on January 5, I will be celebrating St. Distaff's Day with NwRSA (Northwest Regional Spinners Association) in  Everett, WA at Cavelero Mid High School, in Lake Stevens, WA.

shaping the planet with friends who stitch.
the sun TRYING to break through the clouds

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