Monday, November 16, 2009

Knit PH at Freddy's Bar, Nov. 15, '09

Beer and balls at Freddy's — I arrived to find Valerie meditating, she looked so at peace. "Reiki" she calls it.  I set up the swift and winder quietly and set out some yarn for the exchange – ancient Berroco poly-wool (circa 1980). Valerie put a few skeins out too.

Done! Diana's handsome cardigan is finished, pockets and all. My photo doesn't do justice to this fine piece. Honey comb cables and seed stitch make for a sweet design. The antiques button with an embossed "1" close the deal.

Eliza is sending off our blankets to the Afghans for Afghans charity. It's hard letting go of these beautiful pieces — as Adrienne demonstrated. With the way this war is going this might be an ongoing charity. Eliza brought in a few more loose squares for the next round and started on a new set. So did Diana.

Although I posted the patterns on our Meetup page, many Knit PH members would like a little instruction on the Afghan project so we decided to make the next Meetup a "granny square workshop" for knit and crochet— so I guess I know what I'm doing this winter.

Valerie's green hat is getting bigger. It might make for a round pillow cover if she doesn't stop. Eliza on the other hand doesn't look that pregnant yet. Sarah is finishing part two of her tea cozy, it's larger than I though it would be. I guess her parents drink a lot of tea.

Mari frogged a scarf and started a seed stitch neck warmer, Diana approved. If you think about how a scarf really works one rarely uses the full length unless it's wrapped around the neck 6 times or so. I finished the last sleeve of my sweater and went to the bar for another beer.

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