Friday, July 12, 2013
2 Tables for Fiber Friday
The weather has cooled down nicely, here. We are back to the kind of summer days that I love, where the temperature stays in the mid-70's (F), (23.9 C), there is often some cloud cover in the morning, and the nights are low 60's (15.5 C).
The Fiber Friday group from Eastside Stitchers met at Crossroads Mall. This group started with only 5 original members, one who has moved to the OTHER Eastside, and one who was on vacation today, and yet, we still had so many people show up, that we needed 2 tables.
Fridays have a different feel from the Wednesday meet ups. Part of it is that Crossroads is a bit slower and quieter in the mornings, at least until it gets close to noon. Also, we sit at a different table, one in the center of the mall. This table is under the big skylight, and has good light for stitching.
One thing that is the same, though, is how nice everyone is, and how supportive. I love how we can ask for help or advice, and how generous the more advanced people are with their help. Another thing that is the same for both groups is the great projects people bring.
Teahouseknits is designing something new, so I could only photograph her yarn.
Winterpromise31, in the quest for some easy social knitting, brought a new hat. It is the hat pattern and yarn from the Goody Bags for the Seattle Mariners Stitch and Pitch.
Colleen brought a ... shhhhhhhhhhhh! secret project. She worked on it for a while, but brought a Safe-to-knit-around-Preggos Project as well because we knew GwenS was going to stop by for a bit. The safe project is her first seamed sweater. I am calling it the Pink Practice Sweater.
Welcome back, CodyJunk!
CodyJunk came with a bag full of the cutest toys. Of course I only took a picture of the washcloth/soap bag thing, Soap Nut Vessel, she was knitting.
Constance49 brought her 2013 Summer Mystery Knit-a-long Shawl from The Fiber Gallery. She is knitting it in beautiful Hazelknits sock yarn.
Racing Raindrops Scarf.
On Wednesday night, CathieC was having trouble with this pattern. It's not the easiest social knitting. When she brought out the project this morning, I was surprised. But, since Crossroads is a bit more mellow on Friday mornings, it is easier to bring a more complicated project.
Wireknitter was wearing a new shawl, LightWaves by Susan Ashcroft. This is knit in Noro Silk Garden and Cascade 220. I just love the short row waves.
Cameo by Paulina Popiolek.
Skeinherder was working on secret projects.
Aviatrix hat. We both agreed that it is just about the cutest baby hat in the world.
BlueBerryMary was starting a new Hoody Jacket.
She brought the baby. Welcome, Genevieve Rose, her new great-niece.
shaping the world with a published pattern (have I mentioned lately that I published a pattern on Ravelry?)