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.
Wireknitter was back from Milwaulkee.  Last week she went to the International Gem and Jewelry Show.  She brought some truly beautiful pieces she made in various classes at the Show.  It was fun to listen to her describe the techniques and skills she had learned, not to mention passing around the bracelets.  I don't know how she found time to knit, what with all of the hammering and soldering going on, but she managed to finish 3 pieces.

East Coast Line by Susan Ashcroft:

Flying Scotsman by Susan Ashcroft:

 here is a close-up of the colorwork:

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.
It is so much fun to knit the same sock as your friend, then wear them the same night.

VanesaPolo was working on a baby sweater from  one of Elizabeth Zimmerman's patterns.
Tara1682 has made huge progress on her 3rd Churchmouse Yarn and Teas Linen stitch scarf.

And Cathie C is knitting a beautiful and sparkly potato chip scarf.  She bought the yarn at Great Yarns.
Chockelet came a bit later.  She brought the most... SHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!  it's a secret.  but it was super cute.  Ok, not saying anything more about it!

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)

1 comment:

  1. Pretty sunset! And I always love hearing about your adventures with your stitching group, it sounds like such fun!