December Activities – What’s on Your Needles?
Show and Share is currently a virtual activity. The gallery includes Knit@Nite photos.
To participate, send your photos and descriptions to Kerry Nare – either via email or text message (Kerry’s direct email address and phone number can be found in the Guild Directory.) Image file sizes should be as large as possible for clarity (ideally greater than 500 kb please.) Include a description of your project, pattern and designer name, yarn used, how you came to knit your project, and any other information you wish viewers to know. Items received after December 31st will be included in January’s Virtual Show and Share.
Click on any photo in the Gallery to enlarge or start a slide show, then scroll down to read details regarding the photos. For convenience, new photos will be added at the beginning of the gallery as they arrive, so check back periodically.
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Details regarding project photos:
“I started out knitting a lace curtain for a glass door and then cut it in half to make two panels for a window curtain. I selected translucent lace patterns from Barbara G Walker’s Treasury of Knitting Patterns, Volumes 1-3. One of the challenges of this project was creating a fabric using a large variety of lace patterns; each results in fabric with its own drape and stretch, even when the yarn is the same. The yarn, Valley Cotton 3/2, a weaving yarn from Valley Yarns (Webs), is smooth and easy to knit, and it holds up well when ripped and reworked.”
Photo (1): Colleen Davis – Red Sweater
“This was a Christmas present to my daughter. I used many shades of red with zingers of magenta to design this garment knit on the bias. For more drama I added strips of black and white. Again, short rows , my specialty.”
Photo (1): Sheila Rodwell Advent Kit Scarf”
I just finished a scarf based on Helen Stewart’s Ravelry pattern called Dust of Snow. I caste on fewer stitches (76) and used 18 instead of 24 colors the pattern calls for. The yarn is from an advent kit from Yarning For You.”
Photo (1): Carol Myers – Stocking
All yarns are DK. This was a last minute order, the client wanted a duplicate another grandchild’s stocking. Carol had to copy the stocking, locate the needed yarn in various colors plus the added trims. All the client could provide was the stocking to copy. Finding a suitable green yarn turned out to be a big problem – Carol had a difficult time locating a Christmas green. It was not available at local LYS, Michaels, nor online, but Carol prevailed and finished the new stocking in time for Christmas.
Photos (2) – Tania Marshall – cowl
“On Nov 21st, I took a class on Locked Floats with Kyle Kunnecke of Makers Mercantile. He gave all attendees this pattern, Across the Miles Cowl, to practice the technique. I used stash Kroy sock yarn to figure out holding yarn in each hand and the locking maneuvers. I’m pleased with the result, especially the inside.”
Photos (2) – Sydnie Wauson – Lap Blanket
“My sister saw this pattern on Facebook and hinted heavily. I had her pick the color, but that was long enough ago that she may have forgotten — or given up hope! But, after a LOT of knitting, this lap blanket is ready to be wrapped for Christmas. Knit Picks Brava worsted in Freesia; Cable Knit Throw by Brenda Lewis for Yarnspirations.”
Photos (2) – Alice Chary Butterfly Shawl
Here is the grand finale of Alice’s Butterly Shawl, blocked. I watched Alice work on this from beginning to end at various Zoom meetings, and a few meet-ups in a local park. It is so strikingly gorgeous! From the Sneak Peek in October to the finished, blocked project. I wish you could see this shawl in person when covid ends, but alas, Alice made it for an out-of-town friend.
Photos (2) – Colleen Davis – Cropped Toppers
“Here’s a couple from my collection of Cropped Toppers:
1). This cropped topper is knit side-to-side with uneven dangles at the hemline. I put in little zingers of hot orange.
2). This cropped topper is knit in entrelac style with very textured yarns and a stair-step hemline.”
Photos (2) – Beth Carnett – vest
Beth knit her vest using Lana Grossa Fresco yarn. The pattern is from Trendsetter, #6100O Fresco Multi Directional Vest.