Thursday, January 12, 2012

Thursdays Are For Knit Group.

Not the first 2012 knit group - but  my first.  With my runny nose at bay, I couldn't wait to see everyone and get caught up on their news and knitting.

 Sharon's daughter gave her some wonderful Fleece Artist at Christmas and over  the holidays, she whipped up a Shalom.  Look what happens when a knitter pairs a great pattern with wonderful yarn. 
It is delightful, Sharon.

Gloria is somewhere warm and sunny  for the rest of the winter.  But just because she isn't here, Gloria, doesn't mean we aren't thinking of her.  Gail made several hats over the holidays and  this one - destined for a grand daughter -  is striped with the mohair that she snatched from Gloria's great, yarn give-away.  
Nothing is ever wasted with this group.

Lauren arrived today with the beginnings of a baby sweater. 
Top down from the  Need A Baby Cardigan book, it is Lauren's first.  She is at that 'why is this written in a foreign language' stage.  Don't worry, Lauren, it gets easier. 

Doreen   (Look at those knitter's hands flying)  showed off the lovely scarf that Marlene  -   one of our group we don't see often, now that  she  works Thursday afternoons -  knit her for Christmas.
It is soft and drapey and beautiful colours.  

Ruth, with her great sense of fun, asked me  if I would like her to model the hats she knit for her grand sons to wear under their ski-do helmets.
Great hats, Ruth - attractive on either sex, apparently.  Using a    2 x 2 rib, knit 5 inches to keep the neck warm.  Cast off 16 for the mouth opening,  knit 13 rows, then cast on 20 and carry on. 

Great fun and great projects.  I noticed my cold symptoms were much lessened while at knit group.  Yarn will do that to you.