Wednesday, April 28, 2010
A bevy of yarn knitters/crocheters/needle workers/learners have been meeting at the Deming Library, on Wednesdays, from 6:30 to 8 pm since about 8/8/08. Who are we? Well, there is Anne, Louise, and others. I am Louise, and I would like to share the good times we have by posting notes, pictures, projects, resources we discover, books we like (about yarn, of course!), and general "Ravelry". I know that is not a real word, but it describes the fun we have (we have been known to partake in too much ravelry). We have met some fun people at the Deming Library, through Wednesday "Knit Nights", and workshops where beginners can get tips and we all relax under the spell of the yarn. The setting is so-o-o comfortable in big easy chairs in the main part of the library. So come join us on Wednesday nights.
Here is a recent night when we celebrated some projects!
Helen was a "beginner" and knit this sweater! Then she did this vest...she will say she needed some help! Hey, don't we all!
Anne found this pattern on-line called "Pelts". She calls it a Green Lizard. I made one out of brown and it looks like a mink pelt. It is a quick creation and fun!
Anne is working on an afghan, also from an on-line pattern (www.lionbrand.com/patterns/70122AD.html) called Tree of Life. There is also a Baby tree of Life available, and a crochet Tree of Life pattern. Can't wait to see it finished.
Here are a couple of books we looked at and liked: Son of Stitch 'n bitch, by Debbie Stollet! (wow! stuff to knit for cool guys), and Knitting loves Crochet, by Candi Jensen (combining knitting with crochet).
One last book, we found at the library, call Great Knitted Gifts, by Andrea and Gayle Shackleton. We loved it. Gets you sort of excited about making things for the holidays, all over again!
Have fun with yarn, and always laugh a lot.