Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Back to Eastside Stitchers', Wednesday Meet Up


I still only have one daffodil in bloom in my yard.

Enough complaining.  It was cold and wet today.  O! wait, I was finished complaining.  Really, I'm not complaining about the weather, I'm glad we are getting more snow in the mountains.  I do NOT want to  have to be careful with water usage this summer, and for that we need lots of snow in the mountains.

The real reason I have no need to complain is that today is Wednesday, and that means Eastside Stitchers' Wednesday meet up at Crossroads in Bellevue.  And, sorry everyone who was present, but the best part of the meet up tonight was that Addie, one of our newest members came to watch us stitch!  No photos of her tonight, but wow, you can't believe how cute she is.  We just love having our newest little members join in the fiber fun.

Who else was at Crossroads, and what were they stitching?

We had a new person for the first hour or so (which means that I did not get a photo of her project or even her Ravelry name because I am a bad reporter).  She was one of the raffle winners of an Eastside Knitters Guild Prize Basket from Vogue Knitting Live: Seattle/Bellevue, but as she had left the Meydenbauer (the convention center where the event was held), we arranged for her to pick up her basket at Crossroads tonight.

Readnitdream joined us again at the round table near Half-Price Books, but as she is knitting a test knit project, and doesn't have the permission of the designer to have the project photo posted, I am not going to show you her work.  Cute yarn, though.

Wajio was swatching and practicing the interesting stitch combination for the shawl she plans to knit.  The pattern is Limonade, by Corinne Ouillon.

This yarn is just her practice yarn....

Tara1682 is making great progress on her latest beautiful shawl.  She told me the name of the pattern, but, I didn't write it down, so there you have it.  I don't know the name of the pattern...
GwenS was just starting a cowl.  I am assuming she was using some weight of Malabrigo. 
The beautiful Addie, who brought GwenS, was not actually knitting, she was too busy looking cute as a button.

WireKnitter was working on a surprise, but she brought two beautiful shawls for Show and Tell.
The first was in this wonderful gradient yarn, KnitWits Freia Handpaints Freia Ombre Lace.
The pattern is A Certain Slant by Susan Ashcroft.

She was wearing her Orient Express, also by Susan Ashcroft, but this shawl is in Madelinetosh Sock.
Alphabetadell was just beginning a 2013 Advent Calendar Scarf.
and BlueBerryMary was making good progress on the Fisherman's Sweater she is knitting for her nephew.
BlueBerryMary is getting ready to leave for a mission trip to Haiti with members of her church.  She has posted some photos of her trip to Haiti in 2012 on her own blog.  I am looking forward to reading about the trip this year.

We have such wonderful people in our little stitch group.

shaping the planet from Crossroads.


  1. Just a reminder Carol, the Fishermen's sweater that I am working on right now is for my 20yr old grandson (Robert). The teddy bear sweater that I am working on is for my grand-nephew (Dylan).

  2. ha ha ha I was thinking it was your Grandson. Because I know it is way too big for your great nephew. Thanks for the reminder. =)