First up, was Wilma's yarn bowl. Her wooden yarn bowl. Not finished yet, but brought to knit group to garner opinions for her wood-working husband from those who would know - the knitters.
Lovely. Perfect. Non-breakable. Just right. Those were the remarks I heard. I would add - light-weight. Well done, Dirk.
Wilma also brought the Fried Chicken Mitten pattern with her today. Around the room she went diagnosing our thumbs.
After a look at the new, locally-crafted, knitting accessory and a discussion of thumb types, Nicki brought out her log-cabin pieces. Knit from sock yarn, Nicki has been working on them for a long time. A couple of years at least. Over time most of us have contributed to her sock-yarn stash for this special project. It was fun to spot some of our socks in her squares.
And in it's proposed, glorious layout, here it is.
One might think that Nicki knit these squares for a blanket. But no, she intends to wear this piece. Once sewn together it will be a shawl. Nicki our knitter with style, our woman with a certain panache will wear it well. Can't wait to see it on you Nicki.
And speaking of sewing it together - Nicki has asked me to check with the blogshere for suggestion on how best to do that. Should she do a 3 needle bind-off of sorts by picking up stitches through the finished edges? Mattress stitch? Crocheted edgings? Other suggestions? What would be the best way to sew it together?
A yarn bowl, a thumb shaped like a chicken leg and a sock-yarn shawl. I bet there are many who live their entire lives totally unaware of such things. Pity.