Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Eastside Stitchers Quiet Night

GwenS's cat, Sunny
A thoroughly enjoyable evening at Crossroads with the Eastside Stitchers.  After the crazy crowded group we had last week, we had a smaller and much quieter group.  Well, I guess quiet is relative. 

CathieC and I started the evening at a... SQUARE TABLE.  Ouch. What is it with these people sitting at the round tables?

We were soon joined by Wajio.  Then people moved, and we grabbed our usual large round table in the corner near Half-Price Books and Starbucks.

CathieC was working on her Racing Raindrops scarf by Churchmouse Yarns & Teas.  She is firmly into the decrease part of this beautiful beaded scarf. 
Unfortunately, after knitting a bit, she discovered two dropped stitches on the end.  These are so hard to pick up correctly.  We had the usual discussion, "should she rip to before the hole formed when the stitches were picked up?"  CathieC decided to knit on.  Then, the next row, she knit a bead into the wrong place.  That was it!  She ripped back.

Wajio brought someone else's knitting.
She bought a sweater at a thrift shop.  It is lamb's wool and angora. At first Wajio hoped to take it apart and repurpose the yarn.  But, as she started to pull it apart, she realized that the yarn had been cut.  She is now sewing up the button holes cut into the sweater.  Then, she will felt it in her washing machine, and make slippers from the felt.

JulieMustKnit brought two past projects for Show and Tell.  I didn't take photos of either, and I am so sorry.  They both came out beautifully.  I did get a photo of her newest project, Antarktis, by KalioKnits. 
She is using such beautiful yarn.  She won it from a give away on the WeWillTellYouAllOfOurSecrets blog by Caitlyn Ffrench.  The yarn is dyed with natural ingredients, and the ball band is a beautiful piece of work as well.
CrunchyNumbers brought a new project, also, Hermione's Everyday Socks knit in Huckleberry Knits Red Rock.
This pattern is just about perfect for the yarn.  Or the yarn is perfect for the pattern, or they are perfect for each other.

Colleen brought a scarf she is knitting using a ribbon yarn.  Both of the photos I took were blurry, but this was the best of the two:
She is doing a nice job with a difficult material.

Amigirl joined us for the last hour or so and brought...

her Sprucey Lucy socks.  There are two finished heels.  I watched Amigirl try them on, and they fit beautifully.  How long/tall will the legs be?  We shall see.

We discussed windstorms, losing power and the big storm of 2006.   This brought on a discussion of bridges,  (I drove across the I90 floating during the storm and  my car was hit by water sloshing over the side of the bridge) including the Tacoma Narrows Bridge.  At some point, as many of our discussions do, the talk turned to sock heels.

It's all about the knitting.

f1bercat shaping the planet from the safety of home.

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