October Activities – What’s on Your Needles?
Show and Share is currently a virtual activity. Any Knit@Nite photos received will be included in this gallery.
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 October 31st will be included in November’s Virtual Show and Share.
We’re starting out this month with the Photo Gallery. Click on any photo to enlarge or start a slide show, then scroll down to read additional details regarding the photos. For convenience, new photos will be added at the beginning of the gallery as they arrive, so check back periodically.
Comments on the new format are welcome. And also new – 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 the photo projects:
Photos (2) – Tania Marshall Starflake Shawl
Starflake Shawl by Stephen West. I used Malabrigo sock yarn in Frank Ochre and Mask colorways.
Photos (1) – Tania Marshall Shark Christmas Stocking
Christmas stocking for future son in law. He requested a blue one with sharks (it’s a new family mystery). I found the Super Shark chart by Little Bunnyxx on Ravelry and made the stocking up as I went along. I used Kroy Sock yarns for the cuff motif and Encore for the rest.
Photo – Teri Saisho Zig Zag and Swirl Hats
Teri Saisho – two hats knit from Loops and Threads Barcelona – a worsted weight on the thick side.
Teri is providing Guild members with her hat instructions, which members can download. Teri Saisho’s Zig Zag Zoom Hat
Photos (2) – Aunrey Bubis Striped Tee and Lilac Tee
“Both are Rock It Tee pattern by Tanis Lavallee. The lilac tee is Tanis Fiber Arts Willow yarn in the Lilac color way. The green and white uses Miss Babs Yummy 2-ply yarn, in Oceanic and Naked. Pardon the garage…. I had to grab hubby when I could get him.”
Photos (1) – Eileen Adler Placemats
“The placemats are knitted with Plymouth Encore knitting worsted weight yarn on size US 7 needles. They are mostly knitted with mosaic patterns from Barbara Walker’s Treasury books but all are slip stitch patterns. And, all are fun to knit!”
Photos (3) – Eileen Adler Sweaters
“The sweater in solid beige color was knitted in Baah! La Jolla yarn on size US 6 knitting needles. I incorporated many stitches, including the Estonian Button Stitch.
“I enjoyed the pattern immensely so I knitted an identical one in a deep blue. I never wore that one, however, so I cut off the entire yoke and sleeves, picked up stitches with entirely different yarns and created a brand new sweater. I even knitted a matching necklace! Yes, cutting up a sweater can be a scary process but I worked carefully and slowly and was able to capture all the little stitches as they popped up. “
“The necklace pattern was inspired by ‘Seven Sisters – Six Loops’ by Brenda Burrell “ which can be found on Ravelry
Photos (3) – Mary Lovett’s “Schnibble” hats
“Knit hats with leftover yarns. Except for the swirly hat, all hats were started on a 6 circular needle with a K2, P2 ribbing, then knit every row on an 8 circular needle. Cast on number of stitches varied from 90 to 120.
“The multi-colored Swirly Hat is from a pattern by Sandi Rosner which was published in the book Not Just Socks For Kids.”
For most hats, Mary combined two yarns, including mohair. Mary refers to her leftover project yarns as “schnibbles.”
Photo: Alice Chary’s Afghan
Alice Chary – The pattern is a ten year old pattern from my pattern stash. The yarn is Rowan worsted superwash wool. Alice made the afghan to give to her daughter.
Photos (2) Laura Brubaker and her Koro Koro shawl
Pattern: KORO KORO by Olga Buraya-Kefelian
Yarn: Di Gilpin Lalland in Morion (black) and Harebell (purple) – the yarn is an all Scottish yarn that Di Gilpin has developed. It is an absolute delight to work with.
Photos: Colleen Davis (2) Shades of Green and Orange scarf-capelet
From Colleen – “Here’s a couple more garments I have not shared before. Shades of Green; I knit a gradation of greens underneath the honeycomb stitch and a teal mohair yarn for the outline. The silhouette is unusual. On the front I made two long tails on the sides; the back is short (normal). The second is a combination scarf/capelet with one sleeve worked in orange yarns.”
Photo: Kerry Nare’s The Sharon Show MKAL scarf
Fingering weight yarns in four different colors – we were specifically told not to use variegated or speckled yarn, or Sharon From Security (Casapinka’s cute cat) would issue us a citation. A very fun mystery knit-a-long in six clues, each broken down into multiple parts with amusing headers such as “Stacks of Stuff for Knocking off Shelves”. Sharon From Security “borrowed” Casapink’s Ravelry listing and group. It is huge! And it’s not even blocked yet.