May 2021 ACTIVITIES – WHAT’S ON YOUR NEEDLES?
Show and Share is currently a virtual activity and includes Knit@Nite photos.
To participate, send your photos* and descriptions to Kerry Nare – either via text message (preferred) or email (Kerry’s phone number and direct email address 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, and when texting be sure to include your name! Items received after May 31st will be included in June’s Virtual Show and Share.
* Did you know? Smart phones have much better cameras than iPads or tablets, so if you have a choice, take your photos with your phone. You can text photos directly from your phone, no need to download first.
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.
After you view this month’s photos, check out the new compendium of Guild Photo Galleries, found on the drop-down menu under the Guild Info tab.
Details regarding project photos
Photo (1): Winter Tatum – Christmas Ball
“Snow Crystal “ Christmas ball #1 by Arne & Carlos, Sport weight yarns with size 2.5 needles. “Fun and easy! A great way to practice intarsia, fair isle and using double pointed needles. I am stoked!”
Photo (1): Debbie Vacek – baby blanket and hat
Debbie knit these from patterns available for philanthropy projects – available to Guild members as paper patterns only.
Photo (2): Sheila Rodbell
This is an easy shawl called Summa Stripes, designed by Meiji K-P. Knit in Madelinetosh Tosh Merino DK. This is a very fast knit.
Photo (1): Laura Brubaker
“The Clafou-Tee by Andrea Yetman (free pattern from Biscotte Yarn); Yarn: bright green is Espace Tricot Linen, color Piknik Electronique. The multi-colored yarn is Urth Uneek Cotton in colorway 1073. I used size 3 and 4 needles.”
Photo (1): Mary Lovett – socks
Mary used the Vanilla Latte Socks pattern by Virginia Rose-Jeans, and the Eye of Partridge pattern for the heel flap. She knit the large size, and used US 1 (2.25 mm) needles. The yarn was Long Dog Yarn Sock in Topaz color, from Apricot Yarn and Supply.
Photo (1): Colleen Davis – Freeform Tunic
“This freeform tunic has mostly chartreuse yarns but I snuck in bits of teal for fun. Another pandemic art project!”
Photos (2): Elizabeth Kemper – shawl
“The pattern is called “The Drifter” and used one skein of each: Alexandra’s Crafts, Sun River, color Ash; Theodoras Pearls, 100 Bamboo, color Deep Space; and Bruce’s Revenge, color Nobody Messes With The Babysitter.”
Photos (2): Eileen Adler – Red Dress
“My sister sent me a link to ‘The Little Red Dress of Hope’ and I became immersed in this moving and courageous story. The Little Red Dress, Hope, is symbolic of a family’s refugee years spent in Shanghai after leaving Germany, their home country, before emigrating to the United States. Here is the full story [in] Modern Daily Knitting.
“The Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center has the original red dress knitted by Mrs.
Kolb’s ‘Omi.’ Over sixty dresses have been donated becoming part of their educational information trunks shared across the entire country.
“My version of the Little Red Dress, size 2, I adapted from a pattern in McCall’s Makes It Just For Baby, 1973. I found the yarn in my stash – Plymouth Yarn, 100% Royal Bamboo and I am excited to be included in this important mission. I will be mailing my dress to Tanya Singer who started Knitting Hope.”
Photo (1): Susan Johansen & Andrea Berg – Swanchos
“Andrea Berg and me wearing our knitted Swonchos, pattern Ninilchik Swoncho designed by Caitlin Hunter. I used KFl indulgence for the speckled and other two are Berroco Vintage DK. Andrea [used] all stash yarn, alpaca and merino.”
Photo (1): Sheila Rodwell – Sweater
“This sweater, Seagate, was designed by Patty Lyons and the beautiful yarn is Anzula Squishy, made with wool, cashmere and nylon. Patty gives wonderful video links with her patterns but I still had trouble attaching sleeves to the shoulder areas. Nonetheless, I love the sweater and am sure I will wear it a lot.”