Thursday, April 23, 2015

Thursdays Are For Knit Group

Back to winter weather today - cool  cold and windy.  I didn't get the memo.  But most of the other knitters did and arrived wearing wool.  They were knitting for summer while dressed for winter.

Sharon wore her great 'wool from England' sweater  today

 and was  knitting Silken Straw  with Knit Picks Lindy in this great colour.

Wilma, wearing her wool Eyelet Cardi by Chic Knits,
 has a great summer project on the go.  From the latest issue of Vogue, she is knitting this great  tee

  in Berrocco weekend

Doreen arrived wearing such a bright colourful cowl.

 Right away,  I recognized it as being arm knitting.  Last weekend, Doreen's Church held their annual quilt show and asked her to sit and demo arm knitting for the show go-ers.  She thought she would be passed by as the attendees had come to see  quilts not knitting.  Instead,, she said she had a very busy afternoon demonstrating this latest knitting trend.  The one she is weaering was knit with the frilly yarn that was so popular for scarves a couple of years back.  Doreen has shown us a much better use for the yarn IMO.

Sandy B and Sharon R  kept warm today wearing shawls knit from the same pattern.

Sandy wanted me to show readers how colour coordinated she is.  (Although my camera did a poor job of capturing their exact  sameness.)  Her I Pad, her I Pod,and her  knitting.  Her 'I Knit' I said.

Shawls were 'the project' today.  Jean has Swallowtail started with very, very fine Alpaca.  

and Nan has almost finished a shawl of her own design.

Nan's is knit with Tanis Fibre Arts DK weight and although my camera didn't capture it, the colour is  a lovely tonal brown.  Both the Fine Alpaca and the DK wool should be very cozy and warm for next winter.  Or next week if things don't warm up.
There are many, many things one cannot do on a cold spring day:  Too cold to garden, hike, head to the beach or eat ice cream outdoors.  But never too cold to knit.

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