August Activities – What’s on Your Needles?
Check back periodically to see what Guild members are up to this month. Items can be finishes or in progress. Projects will be added as they are received. Anything received after September 1st will be posted in September’s Virtual Show and Share.
Show and Share is currently a virtual activity. 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.
Alternatively (or in addition ) – share your project on Ravelry! We have a Ravelry Group. In Sydnie Wauson’s first presentation of the year she showed us how to Share Projects in Ravelry and in her first Ravelry Tip. You can also find this tip posted by Sydnie on the Guild’s Ravelry page.
—Kerry Nare, webmaster webmaster@SanDiegoKnitters.com
Note: Descriptions come first and the gallery is below all the descriptions, with most recent additions listed first. As usual, click on the gallery photos to enlarge and for a slide show. Project descriptions are in the knitter’s own words (for the most part) – please contact the knitter for additional details!
August 27, 2020
Peggy’s Ardent sweater was designed by Kindred Red and is in the August issue of Pom Pom Magazine. Peggy knit her sweater in Kelbourne Woolens’ Mohave yarn, a sport weight cotton and linen blend.
Peggy Richards-Pattie Ardent Sweater
Peggy Richards-Pattie Ardent back
August 26, 2020
Mt. Rainier Beanie. Pattern #11 & kit by Nancy Bates, U.S. National Park beanies
“In Threes” baby cardi knitted in Rowan’s Calmer (discontinued yarn).
Carol Myers – Mt Rainer Beanie
Carol Myers – Baby Cardi
August 22, 2020
This is my latest scarf that I knitted to give to my grandson for Christmas. Yellow is his favorite color! I used the Wilde pattern from Cecelia Campochiaro’s Sequence Knitting Book and I made it with Anzula Squishy; one skein in Hippo (grey) and one skein in Curry (yellow). I absolutely love how it pleats. I’m very happy with it!
Winter Tatum – Scarf
Winter Tatum – Scarf Detail
August 20, 2020
Here is my Afternoon in Lisbon tee by Lisa Hannes
I used Malabrigo Mechita in teal along with Miss Babs Yummy 2-ply in naked.
Photo: Aunrey Bubis Afternoon in Lisbon tee
Here’s a couple of pullovers using blues, greens and even yellow.
The first one has a color gradation from lime green to turquoise to blue. I used a chevron design for the bodice and just stripes for the sleeves. I just made up the silhouette as I went from bottom to top. I pulled another 30 or so yarns from my stash like I usually do.
The second one with yellow was knitted with Lion Brand “Shawl in a Cake” yarn. I rarely use an inexpensive yarn but when I walked into Joanne’s and saw these “cakes” on sale for $4.99 I had to buy two, 481 yds in each. Also, I almost never use ONE yarn. I did have to do a little manipulation to have the right color sequence for the sleeves. Again, it is just a tapered bodice with simple sleeves
Colleen Davis Chevrons and Stripes pullover
Colleen Davis Pullover with Yellow
July 17, 2020 – I missed posting Colleen’s Entrelac in July –kln
I was planning on entering this entrelac garment in the Fair this year but alas the Fair is cancelled. I knit two large entrelac triangles for the front using turquoise and lavender
Photos: Colleen Davis Entrelac