Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Babies, Friends, Knitters, Fun!


We had four babies at the regular Wednesday meet up of Eastside Stitchers.  I snagged a photo of Elena and Caroline, ok, Elena is the photo bug, and Caroline was a bit camera shy.  The gorgeous Emma and Addy were a part of the fun tonight, too.

I got to Crossroads about 6 pm and there were 2 tables full of fiber friends.  So, Who was there, and what were they knitting?

Readnitdream brought her first PAIR (she had made a single sock before) of socks.  She is almost to the toes...
Wajio brought a book of mitten patterns and some navy yarn.  Our stitch group has taken on a new charity.  One of our member's (Truespark) has a family connection to The Detroit Achievement Academy, an inner-city school in Detroit, Michigan.  Truespark's niece is a teacher there.  She asked Truespark if she could knit some hats and mittens for her class as the winters are brutal, and many of the kids do not have warm knitwear.  Well, we were talking about it on our trip to Blue Moon Fiber Arts' Dying Day, and we offered to help Truespark with the knitting.  We have started a thread in the Eastside Stitchers' Group.  To keep the knitwear a bit similar, we are using navy and white, and wool for warmth (regular or superwash).  Other than the colors, we are free to choose any pattern we like.  I'm hoping we can make enough for the whole class.

Anyway, Wajio was casting on some mittens for this charity project.
GwenS has finished her Harvest sweater.  Well, all but the buttons.
Honestly, with all GwenS has to do (work, a baby, a new house, ....) I don't know when she has time to knit, but look at this beautiful sweater!

Guess what Puzan was casting on?

Can you say c-o-w-l?
JitteryKnitter was back at work on her blanket.
VanesaPolo was working on a new design.  Shhh !  I had to take a partial photo since the design isn't finished, yet.
We had a guest Eastside Stitcher tonight.  One of Hvrdmnky's friends is visiting from Colorado, and Hrvdmnky brought her, along with the beautiful babies, to stitch night.  Threadpanda was knitting a beautiful sweater by Norah Gaughan, Sislana.

She is using a really interesting yarn.  It is hard to see in the horrible photo, but it has a really pretty shimmer.  The yarn is Berroco Elements.  It is a wool/nylon blend, but not the usual blend.  Actually, the nylon forms a sort of icord tube, and the wool is BLOWN into the tube.  The wool is not spun at all but is like ... well, fluff.  The nylon is clear?  I guess, and the color of the wool shows through.  But the nylon makes the yarn shimmer and shine.  It is really pretty.

I am not sure if Hrvdmnky actually did any knitting.... but she came!  and that is half the battle.

Tomorrow night is the Stitch and Pitch at the Seattle Mariners Game.  Our weather has turned cold, and I hope it is not too cold at the game.

shaping the planet with new friends, babies, and yarn.

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