Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Beating the "Heat"

So while the rest of the nation swelters under record heat, we "melt" under our summer of about 80 F (26 C).  As I tried to explain to my Father in Law, who is visiting this week, we don't have air conditioning here, so when it gets above 80 F, it starts getting tough to sleep.  However, there IS air conditioning at Crossroads, so it was a pleasant evening with the Eastside Stitchers. 

The photo above is Domesticshorthair's newest cool lace scarf.

Dreamweaver19 is knitting the plain white scarf above, but also wanted to show something more interesting that she brought, the scarf below.  Because, who only has one project otn?  NO ONE!
Jitteryknitter is working with some beautiful handspun yarn, specially spun for her by Truespark. 
Blueberrymary also brought a few WIP's:  This beautiful Flax sweater for her husband.
And, look!  Blueberrymary is successfuly knitting entrelac!
And finally, she brought this beautiful cowl.  The yarn is this wonderful thick and thin art yarn.
GwenS was working on many things.  She worked on getting Addie fed,
She worked on getting Ceecee fed.  Notice the "sheep pajamas!"
And also, GwenS worked on another Aviatrix.  I think she knit all of 2 rows tonight!

Anuwizard is knitting a snowman.  Here is the head:
She also brought her drop spindle.
Puzan has started another pair of socks.
ReadnitDream is making a Keyhole Scarf.
NightOrchid is still working on her hat from reclaimed yarn.  I like this photo because you can see all of the strands that she is holding together.

Puzan told me that I never include photos of my own knitting, so I thought I would show you what I worked on at Crossroads tonight.  This is my Wacky Wings Shawlette by VanesaPolo.  The pattern was featured at Acorn Street Yarn Shop during the LYS Tour this Spring.  I just love what great social knitting it is.  The yarn is Crazy Zauberball and I just love the colors of the stripes.

I have finished a Gramps Cardigan in Black Trillium yarn in the Oyster colorway.  I just need buttons.  I got some at JoAnn's Fabric tonight, but they aren't the right color.  Ugh.  I'll have to try again tomorrow.

I've also been spinning and finished these two skeins (a bit over 100 yds each) of worsted weight 2-ply.  I'm hoping to dye them if possible.
Whew, that's all for tonight.
shaping the planet while sweating in my livingroom...

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