Friday, September 24, 2010

Mrs. Santa Claus

This is Sue. Sue is the sweetest and merriest person I have ever met.
She lives and works at a gift shop in North Pole, Alaska and tries to make us believe that she just comes to this area once a year to visit relatives.
That is a Christmas pin on her blouse. What is that she is knitting? It's a stocking!
Who is she kidding? We think she is checking to see who's naughty and who's nice.
Thank you for bringing laughter and light to our humble knit night at the Deming Library, Sue.
We look forward to seeing you again next year.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Tree of Life in the Summer

It's Autumn and it's finished!
This Tree of Life Afghan pattern was chosen for a Lion Brand Knit Along in 2008.
I got around to making it this summer using Pound of Love baby yarn (worsted weight) instead of Wool-Ease Fisherman's as was suggested.
It knitted up soft and very warm.

A very nice pattern by Nicky Epstein. She has several books of lovely projects at the library and/or you can get a free copy of this afghan at
In those great ignorant leafy ways;
Remembering all that shaken hair
And how the winged sandals dart,
Thine eyes grow full of tender care:
Beloved, gaze in thine own heart.

Gaze no more in the bitter glass
The demons, with their subtle guile,
Lift up before us when they pass,
Or only gaze a little while.

From "The Two Trees" by W.B. Yeats

Wednesday, September 8, 2010


The beautiful things being created at the Deming Library and in our homes every week are so amazing. Helen has finished her cabled scarf knitted with a super wash wool. It is soft, warm and washable.

Variety is the spice of life and Lorraine is spicing it up with some of her unique quilts. She also stitched up that cheery, bright carry-all bag beside her.

This is a stuffed toy lizard modified from a pattern by Brenda Franklin. Lorraine knitted the top as instructed in the pattern then she cut fabric for the underside and stitched them together. This has become the most shared pattern in our group. Some of us use it to make the pattern's intended pelt scarves but, as shown here it serves well as reptilian amusement.
To see Brenda Knight's internet site go to

Have fun will ravel