Thursday, April 22, 2010

Yes, We're Still Active

The blog hasn't said much recently because I've been busy and so has everyone in the group.

Two weekends ago Theresa, Karen, Marlene, and I went to Knitter's Fantasy. The Northcoast Knitter's Guild in the northeast area of Ohio has a conference in Youngstown at one of the high schools. There are tons of classes, vendors, and even a fashion show. They serve a bag lunch. It really is a full day and not that far to travel. The group supports its charities with this event.
Truly worth the trip, especially if you live north of the city.
I have to admit the items shown in the fashion show were impressive. The final item, a bridal veil, was stunning. Many talented knitters in northern Ohio; now I'm looking for the crocheters.

This week I taught a class at Highland Alpaca on crocheting motifs and how to read the international symbol charts. Then I bought yummy yarn. But only had less than an hour to spend with the group. Carol was again kind enough to take some pictures. There would have been pictures from Knitter's Fantasy if I hadn't forgotten both my phone and my camera!

Carol passed the red, white, and blue afghan over to Lyn, who generously handles getting items to Linus Project. And Amelia was sporting the socks I made for her. Maybe there will be more pix from this upcoming Saturday, along with some info on our new Slice Project.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Latest Completed Projects

Well, not everything here is a completed project.
Although I'm not sure if Amelia is to be considered a completed project or not. Actually her pretty knitted dress was a shower gift knitted by talented Susan. This little girl is always in a delightful yarn item.

Carla is showing off a yarn toy that makes a good starting toss toy that little hands can grab easily. Her pattern came from the Berrocco yarn site and is called a decohedron, but apparently also goes by other names. Stacy made one for Amelia and is made from sock yarn which results in a colorful toy. Carla found the pattern difficult to deal with. So if you decide to do the pattern, it might prove to be a challenge or you can try to find it in another place which may have more clear instructions.

Yay! Chris, worked really hard on Saturday to finish up another afghan she is donating to another school. She needed to hand it over on Sunday. It's nice to see someone meet her goal.

Carol and Becky are showing off Carol's special afghan made for her grandson. This afghan is a real accomplishment, since Carol totally designed it herself. She initially described the design to me and she really nailed it. There was a lot of adjusting to get it looking just perfect, but her hard work paid off. I think it's a design that will grow up with her grandson.