We had a wonderful time at the Red Rooster today- I miss our group during the summer. A few of the regulars had other obligations, but we had a nice crowd anyway. And everyone had something fun to show, or talk about.
This is Susie, who talked about her several Purple ribbon winners from the fair, but came straight from work so didn't have any knitting to show. Maybe next time, she'll bring one of her felted birds- they're wonderful. Laura was working on an alpaca scarf. Tammy was finishing up a reversible cable scarf made from luscious terra cotta alpaca.
Here's Tammy again. Marcy showed us a really unusual scarf with raised ridges (knit with Bamboo/Wool). LaVerne had felted a bag that didn't shrink as much as she expected. Esther showed everyone the pattern for a Ruana she intends to knit.
Carolyn had several completed and uncompleted sweaters to show (including a breathtaking red cabled project), and a Moebius shawl that didn't Moeb (no twist), and some very cool socks with Fair Isle on the heel flap (note to self: make very cool socks with Fair Isle on the heel flap). Karen showed her prize winning felted Finnish mittens, and a very clever adjustable-size baby hat. Ginger wore a handknit shawl, and showed us parts of a sweater she is working on.
Marci talked about her motorcycle trips this summer (and whether or not she should try to knit while riding), and she showed the afghan she is knitting from some yarn she won as a prize. Jean was making wonderful lace fingerless-mittens (I won't say for whom, just in case they check in here). Pat was knitting 2 socks on 2 circs.
Dana popped in late, but brought the most amazing, wonderful, beautiful felted Intarsia bag- fully lined, with a leather bottom, piping and handles. I wanted to steal it, but I'm pretty sure that she would have caught me. Ginger wants everyone to know that she wasn't picking her nose in this picture.
As always, it was great to get together- we'll see everyone, same time, same place, next month.
Oh- not pictured: Sue, who was making fingerless mitts for kids at the hospital (where she works) to cover IV needles. And I forgot to have anyone take a pic of me.