Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Marooned.

Blogging has been sporadic around the Harris Household this month. Due partly to the many social commitments I seem to have been involved with.  Lest you think I am extremely popular, these were mostly duty-type social engagements.  Cooking for 25 after a golf tourny.  A 90th birthday dinner three hours from home.  Time spent replacing the flooring in our basement that was destroyed in our spring flood.  Well, I didn't do much in the replacing department - just cooked and hosted son #2 who came for 4 days to help Fred. 

Then there was some fun time hanging out at Sis's cottage for a couple of days.  The weather was very wet and windy so we had to do some touristy shopping - and practise my selfies.

Add all those social commitments to the lack of knitting progress and there didn't seem to be enough 'news' to create a decent post. 

 I can't believe how long it has taken to knit one sleeve of my latest project.  Every night, despite a couple of hours of knitting, this sleeve has remained right here. 
 
No gain at all.  I think it has flesh eating disease of a knitting nature.  Knit two inches, go to bed.Those inches disappear and it is still the same length as it was the day before.  Marooned, I've been.  On sleeve island.  I think, though that I see shore ahead.



Thursday, September 25, 2014

Thursdays Are For Knit Group

This blogger is expecting company so I will give you a quick, mostly picture post today.
Ingrid's fabulous piece. Hand spun, hand knit. But where does the head go, Ingrid asked.




Sharon R wearing the cowl she has knit-ready to give as a  Christmas gift.

Sharon's shawl is also finished.
Yarn for both these neck pieces was purchased at the Knitters Fair.

Wilma wears Sandy's cowl. The one knit with 5 strands of DK yarn. Called the
Steel Grey Chunky Circular Scarf, you can find the pattern on ravelry

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Thursdays Are For Knit Group

Today was a big 'show and tell' day at knit group.  We had all been given strict instructions by Sandy to bring our Knitters Fair purchases to show her.  Sandy, one of our most enthusiastic fair go-ers was not able to attend this year.   Sandy's daughter is having a baby - any day now.  Sandy's son-in-law works in Fort McMurray.  Sandy then, is on call  to take Mom to the hospital.  Which meant  Sandy had to miss the Fair.

Beyond all those purchases, there were knits to show.  Sharon R wore her first-ever sweater to show us.  Well done, Sharon. Great seams, great knitting, great fit.  Not many knitters could lay claim to such an expert knit for their first sweater.  






Sharon showed off the beginnings of her shawl.  Called Bling and purchased last Saturday, she is getting  ready to gift it for an early Christmas with ???  -   better not say as you never know who reads this.


Wilma showed us a cute little sweater. A Cabin Fever design she knit to use up stash.  


Carol is working with a great variety of yarns.  

Knitting first one, then another.  What is she knitting?  A 'Three Scarf Sweater' she says.  More than that she wouldn't say  I couldn't find it on google or ravelry so can't wait to see yours, Carol.

Look what Sandy is thinking of knitting.
That's our Sandy.  

She also showed us a pattern for a great cowl. Called the Chunky Circular Scarf on ravery, it uses 5 strands of DK weight yarn, held together. Now isn't that a stash buster.   We think we'll do  a KAL for the cowl,  before  Christmas. 

Lots of projects, lots of colour, lots of inspiration.  Another great knitting day.