April ACTIVITIES – WHAT’S ON YOUR NEEDLES?
Show and Share is currently a virtual activity and welcomes photos from all guild members. To participate, send your photos and descriptions to Kerry Nare. Details on how to submit can be found at the bottom of this page.
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.
A complete list and links to all Guild Photo Galleries can be found on the drop-down menu under the Guild Info tab.
Details regarding projects
Photos (2): Tania Marshall – Cardigan
Marled Mania Cardigan by Stephen West. “A fun knit using two strands of fingering weight yarn held together. This thing is HUGE! The back falls just right and the front has the drama. I had to modify the bottom, or it would have been even longer.”
Photos (2): Tania Marshall – Raglan Sweater
Machine Knit Top Down Raglan sweater. “This is a 20 inch sample using WW acrylic to practice techniques. Class project from last month’s speaker, Karalyn Rainey. Since it’s worked flat, I’m getting lots of seaming practice too.”
Photos (2): Stephanie Souviney – Shawl
Hydrangea Wrap, designed by Dee Hardwick, pattern in Rowan Seasonal Palette – Kid Classic book. Knit using Rowan Kid Classic lambswool and kid mohair. Pattern called for folding two ends to the center with right sides together, slip-stitching back to front along side edges creating a 59” wrap. Stephanie preferred a long wrap – 26” x 110”.
Photo (1): Carol Myers – shawl
Belvidere Shawl – test knit for Mary Lou Eagan in Emma’s Super Silky yarn “After Party” and Malibrigo Sock “Teal Feather”. “The color and texture changes kept me engaged. Fun Knit.” Pattern is now available on Ravelry.
Photo (1): Carol Myers – hat
Pattern: Da Crofters Kep Shetland Wool Week 2021. Jamison & Smith yarn, kit from Wooley Thistle.
Photos (2): Colleen Davis – poppy vest and cardigan
“No 1: this vest was worked side-to-side using the Persian Poppy motif which presents the poppy vertically instead of horizontally. Just used two colors, plum and orange.
No 2: this cardigan used my geometry skills, figuring out the math to work the domino method. I used four colors, turquoise, blue, green and lavender.”
Photo (1): Sandy – Sweater
“Cajsa, a ziggurat cardigan by Asa Tricosa knit with Jolie 90% wool and I think 10% rayon. Machine washable. Used US 4 and 2.5 circulars. The first cardigan I started I got stuck on the second shoulder and I lost a marker. So I started again with this stash yarn. Now back to the original piece but I’ll lengthen the sleeves and body A genius design concept.”
How to submit your photos
Photos can be submitted either via text message (preferred) or email to Kerry Nare. (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). Keep in mind that projects show up best against solid backgrounds. 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!
* 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.
While there is no set deadline for submissions, please submit your projects by the 4th Monday of the month to ensure it is posted before the next News Blast goes out.