Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Eastside Stitchers Discuss Cake and Family Visitors
I can't tell you how nice it was to get together tonight with the Eastside Stitchers at Crossroads Mall. I was only gone for one week, but it somehow felt much longer. We had a good size group, though we are missing a few who are on the Eastside of the Country this week. As usual, we spent a lot of time laughing. For some reason we spent a lot of time discussing Math and Chemistry. And, then cake baking. We are nothing if not diverse in our discussions.
Colleen had to leave early, but I managed to get a photo of the Spiderman Blanket she is making.
The blue in this blanket is more of a royal blue than the photograph shows. After the last color section, she will go back with black and crochet in the spokes of the web. A certain soon-to-be-big-brother is in for a fantastic surprise.
Hrvdmnky was just casting on a new baby sweater. It is a Tiptoe, but modified with a garter yoke.
East Coast Line by Susan Ashcroft:
Flying Scotsman by Susan Ashcroft:
and the beautiful Aranami Shawl by Olga Buraya-Kefelian:
Skeinherder was hard at work on Stage 2 of Le Tour de Sock.
I made it through 3/4 of the checkerboard pattern on my first sock, but decided to frog back to before the colorwork this morning. I tried on my sock, and it barely fit over my heel. So Skeinherder is ahead of me! Since we are on the same team, Team Teanacioous, I can happily cheer her on to victory, since her victories help our overall team standing.
We were both wearing the Stage 1 socks, The Secret Fan.
VanesaPolo was working on a baby sweater from one of Elizabeth Zimmerman's patterns.
And Cathie C is knitting a beautiful and sparkly potato chip scarf. She bought the yarn at Great Yarns.
The Fiber Friday group is meeting as usual, and there are some very tentative plans to go to Acorn Yarns in the U districe for World Wide Knit in Public Day (This coming Saturday, June 15.
That's all for now. I need to get back to my own sock knitting.
shaping the planet with a very late sunset (photo taken at 9:15 pm)