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Had a great time at Wednesday Night Knitting, although it was our last time to be with Tina

Tina


before she moves for good :(. We will miss the good times we had with you, Tina! There was the amazement of your loom knitting, soaps, and souvenirs from your wanderings, the fun experiments with felting and roving, the trip to Orlando to the Fiber In 2011…and we will look forward to seeing you again some time. I feel like it’s the end of an era!

Ethel worked on the snake.

Savannah slitherer in progress

Debbie came by and worked on the pima cotton blanket for her [overdue!] first grandbaby Isabella.

soft, beautiful blanket

Ethel got out the lace project to renew working on.

Carnival lace

I finished the slouchy celebrity hat from last week.

Jeny, with hat

Next time: More fiber Fun!

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The Knitting Group resumed, with Ethel back in pretty good form after hand surgery last week. Her new cast leaves more room for the fingers, so she can happily knit more. She was working on a Flit & Float scarf from the 2009 Knitty. So far, it’s beautiful in a cottony yarn in shades of pink. But the TBL instruction had Ethel wondering–am I going into the back loop correctly? The pattern she printed from online, features about 5 pages of charts with lace medallions.

Tina's finished felted hot pad

Tina brought in the finished I-cord trivet, all sewn up and felted. She felted it lightly, she said. The result is that you can still see the stitch patterns on the top, but on the underside it’s…well, more felted. She showed us a new I-cord trivet she’s working on, but this I-cord was made on a loom.

Loomed I-cord

Tina spent the evening working on a Sugar & Cream dish cloth, which I didn’t photograph, but it was one of those that you start on the triangular edge. Lovely!
Ethel did more work on the tapestry yarn sunflower; she just needs to get a pin backing for it at Michael’s.

Sunflower embellishment


I finished the malabrigo rasta collar; what a pleasure to work with that sumptuous yarn! BTW it came from Yarnworks of course, that garden of fiber delights!

Moss stitch malabrigo rasta collar

The pattern was Pout from Knit & Wrap by Nathalie Mornu. Everything else I tried to do all week didn’t turn out at all! So instead of knitting, I busied my fumblefingers by unraveling some tangled up bobbles.

Bobbles


Tina brought a big bag of yarn that she had been given, and we had a terrific time going over the spoils! There were lots of skeins of the fun fur, a few in what Ethel calls Ballerina Pink, several in a bright green, lots of various acrylic skeins in shades of blue, and this group of 4 that I took (thanks Tina!)

Tropez, from Tina's Treasure Trove

Delicious! We imagined all sorts of fun uses–Christmasy!–for the green fun fur!
We’re still in discussion mode about the Florida Fiber In that will be held Sept. 16 – 18. Inconveniently for some of us, it is the weekend of the Primary Presentation, but if all is in order we might chance it! The big debatable option is whether we want to go Friday night and stay at the Radisson, then attend Saturday until we get tired, then drive home. Mmmmm, fiber world is beckoning…

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