Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Eastside Stitchers Crowd Around 1 Table


Eastside Stitchers met as usual at Crossroads tonight for some stitching fun.  One of the things I like about how our group is developing, is that we are really using our Ravelry Group for communication.  For instance, Anerenbe was feeling under the weather, so she left a message in a thread for tonight saying that she would not make it to Crossroads.  This gives us a heads up as to how many tables we will need, but also, keeps those of us who tend to (s)mother a bit relief from worry when regular members don't show.

We were missing a few more people because of either illness or vacations, so we decided to stay tight around one big round table, and got a bit ... full, but never too full to have stitching space.

MsWiz was knitting a Sock Monkey Hat.  She cast on the nose using Judy's Magic Cast On for the first time.  Thank goodness I had brought my Cast On Bind Off book by Leslie Ann Bestor.  And thank goodness for Wireknitter who helped with the first round.

CathieC has made huge progress on her potato chip scarf.  During the evening she dropped, and picked up, a stitch.  Isn't it great to learn how to FIX your knitting?

Colleen was knitting a fun fur scarf.  The yarn was donated from MsWiz's stash.

GwenS was knitting on, then finished the body of, a beautiful Seamless Yoked Baby Sweater in Malabrigo, of course.

Wireknitter was knitting a G'day Boomerang by Susan Ashcroft in some Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks That Rock in Heavyweight.  It is nice to find deep stash that is so beautiful.

Chockelet has made fine progress on a Charlotte's Web Shawl by Maie Landra. 

Skeinherder was knitting Footies by Quirky Bird Knits.  She is using Malabrigo, of course, in Zarzamora colorway.  She used the same yarn in her Donnie's Hat.  She will be in Malabrigo from head to toe.

Tara1682 has made more progress on her beautiful Cobble by Kitman Figueroa.  She was unsure that the tonal qualities of the yarn would allow the pattern to show clearly, but I think you can see, even in this mediocre photo, that the yarn looks beautiful in this pattern.

And, finally, Hrvdmnky was knitting a ribbed scarf, of her own design, in some beautiful turquoise, well mostly turquoise, by Cephalopod Yarns.

We talked about gambling, tipping, ice cream, and yarn crawls, especially the South Sound LYS Crawl, and the North Sound LYS Crawl, which will both be coming up in May.

shaping the planet with stitching Buddies

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