Sunday, October 23, 2005

Knit On!

Hola! We gained a couple of new members today----Shana Quintero and Cathy Johnston--welcome! It is always nice to meet new faces--every new person adds a new dimension to our joint creativity!

By the way---here is a link to a website that can be found by running your cursor over the title for this post--it has animations of techniques that are easy to forget--like casting on. It is a big help if you are rusty at a particular technique.

There are some cute finished objects to show you--This cute hat was knitted by Beth--she not only knits but crochets as well. She did and i-cord trim on the top with a tassel on the end and it really looks cute.

This little poncho was knitted by Linda for a special little girl--MacKenzie.Not only did she do a poncho, but it has matching booties and hat!href="">We really need to dedicate a couple of posts with the cherished recipients of these outfits--wouldn't that be cute? This little one is definitely a cherished babe.

Remember I said that DeeDee was a prolific knitter? Well, here is proof. She started this scarf, inspired by a pattern from the Little Book of Scarves today---and---she finished it today! She used "gi-normous" needles, I think a 35, and Lion Brand Thick and Quick, Tape (I can't remember the name), and a glittery small yarn--1 ball of each. It is really cute--a great Christmas idea! And here is her completed poncho that was in an earlier post.She already did at test-wear of it on the beach and it kept her nice and warm! It is a combination of multidirectional scarves and some garter panels. And all in Yuma High colors!

Here is my green "Loopy" thing. It has grown since this photo, and will be completed be next week. I got the pattern from, a cool website with free patterns. The designers are people of all different kinds--just like you and I. The models are regular people too. Here is a link to the Loopy scarf--

Knitty is an e-magazine published 4 times a year. You can access all of their patterns by clicking on archives. The archive is sorted by type of garment--pullover, shawls, etc. And did I mention it is a free subscription? Definitely a cool website--=

That's about it for tonight! I finally will post on time! Hope to see you all next week--Until then---KNIT ON!

Sunday, October 16, 2005

Sunday, October 9, 2005

Hey! I am a whole week late in this posting! Hopefully, no one went to knitting last Sunday. Those of us that were there that Sunday decided to wait for 2 Sundays since several were going to be gone the next Sunday. Does that make any sense? (We skipped a Sunday, back to normal on October 22) Any how, I have some cool photos! We started knitting in our circular room as usual, but the power went off, so we opted to sit out front with the natural light from the windows. Check out the projects---

Who are the Mystery Knitters? Lets's see, I'm just not sure---maybe we will have to be on the lookout for some cute little tykes running around in these garments when it gets cooler? These are about as cute as you can get, that's for sure! ?

Beth has been working out a knitted cap--sorry, the photo turned out too fuzzy. I have not yet mastered the close-up. Here is Deb with her Tenessee Charlotte--that's loyalty to the max!. And with her is Carmen, who is a new addition to the Knit Wits and is working on a scarf out of chenille. She is doing a great job, don't you think?

It was pointed out that I dodge the camera by being behind it all the time, so here is a photo of Charlotte version 05.3. Yes, that's my 3rd Charlotte. Who knows, I may do more. Or I may start a Charlotte-support group. You know, as weird as it might sound, I kind of miss not having a Charlotte around. It has such a nice rhythm to it.

I am still in Providence, and this is something I picked up and started here. By the way--my red Spirit of the Southwest shawl is done and I have worn it on this trip. I will post a photo of it next week.
This will probably be finished so that I can wear it to the Yuma/Cibola game on Friday. And I will bring it on Sunday too. It is made with one skein of a really tlhin yarn--this is Kid Seta mohair, and a think and thin, this is Colinette Pointe 5. with a size 17 needle. It is a free pattern from your cursor over the headline, it will take you to the Knitty page. Knitty is a free online knitting magazine. Check it out--You will like it!

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Our Knitting Circle

Sunday, October 2, 2005
OK--treat yourself to a cool webpage. Run your cursor over the title "Knitting Circle", and click on the link. Click on the double cast-on thumbnail. I just think this is the coolest page, especially if you know you are missing one part of a technique. Check it out--

Charlene started this scarf last Sunday, and bound off today! She already has a hat in the works to match. More photos this weekend of the completed duo!

This little poncho and hat were made by Linda in a ribbon yarn. You must see this set--the poncho has drops and she designed the hat to match, complete with drop stitches too. The lucky little girl who will receive it lives in a warm climate, so it will be perfect for her. Also-----this is the yarn Linda dyed with orange Flavor Aid. Her husband Danny found a mohair to go with it while they were at JoAnn's. The variation of color in the yarn and the flecks of yellow in the mohair really bring out the lights and darks in both yarns.Linda---Please bring these next weekend to show those who weren't with us last Sunday. They were both fast knits, and I really love the depth of color in the dyed yarn.

Gotta go--I have 2 shawls to block for show and tell next time. 'till next Sunday--Onward!