Thursday, November 17, 2011

Thursdays Are For Knit Group

It was baby-sweater day at knit group today.  Wilma,  back from her trip out west, brought in her finished baby sweater - the one  started at Knitfest.

 Creative knitter that she is, she added her own stitch pattern to the bottom edge.  Very cute, Wilma.

Sharon has finished one baby sweater and is knitting  a second one.

This big smile came as a result of us teasing Sharon about blending into the green wall with her green sweater. 

Nell, along with more baby booties,  has been busy making Christmas gifts for friends. Little hand-crafted boxes and inside them, sun catchers to brighten a kitchen window.

Gail, knows a bargain when she sees one.  Although she is a great hat knitter, she couldn't resist purchasing this one at the Church Bazaar for $2! 

Speaking of Church bazaars, I know you are all wondering what happened when Doreen presented her friend with the finished red sweater - Big Red as I called it.      Frustrating is a mild word to describe the difficulties Doreen had with that sweater.  Picking up in the middle of some one else's knitting is not easy and it took weeks of Doreen's knitting time to finish it . 

Turns out the friend asked   Doreen to finish the sweater on her behalf,  to make sure it got done in time to be donated to  the Church bazaar.  It sold for $20.   Doreen's question was - "They value the art of quilting enough to put a big price tag on the quilts, why not the knitting?"  Why not indeed!


Sandra said...

My MIL has said I should get a table at her church bazaar, but after going to one, and seeing how cheaply they price things, I have gently refused. I'd rather donate stuff or give money where it's needed than have my time and effort devalued like that. I feel for Doreen.

Sel and Poivre said...

Oh I am livid for Doreen!

I never thought of the relative value placed on quilts vs. knitting. Its interesting given it seems the vast majority of quilting is machine done using pre-assembled kits of fabric these days!

Back when everything was hand pieced and quilted and the fabrics were so brilliantly cut from used clothing, the craft had so much more integrity than it seems to have these days.

That being said, the state of quilts and quilting nothwithstanding, I am livid for Doreen!