May ACTIVITIES – WHAT’S ON YOUR NEEDLES?
Show and Share is currently a virtual activity and welcomes photos from all guild members. Below are photos received in May. 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
Photo (1): Debbie Cravets – pullover
The pattern is “Gaudi” designed by Julie Dubreux. Knit in Madelinetosh Tosh Mo Light in “Arctic,” contrast yarn Anzula Nebula in “Apricot.”
Photos (3): Stephanie Souviney – textured cardigan
“It’s a Brooklyn Tweed textured cardigan pattern designed by Norah Gaughan, (our November speaker!) Yarn By Elizabeth, a friend in LV, NM: using fleece ‘donated’ by her alpaca ‘Gene’ and spun as a worsted weight 90% alpaca and 10% wool for my sweater. I used 10.5 US needles. The pattern is intermediate, a rewarding challenge for me.”
Photos (1): Colleen Davis – Lavender Top
Lavender top: Feather and fan pattern stitch using pastels from lavender to pink
Photo (1) Nancy Nevin – Summer Top
The pattern is Cascata, a top-down yoked sweater designed by Filipa Carneiro, knit using Araucania Rancho Solid from Nancy’s stash. The neckline was too large so Nancy pulled out the cast on stitches and knit up, decreasing a bit with smaller needles for two rows. She finished the edge with an I-Cord bind off which pulled in the neckline. The very short sleeve design originally had a large underarm gap which she eliminated by adding stitches and lengthening the sleeves two inches. The general yolk top shape ended up a bit too snug for her so she gave it a good wet block, adding two inches in the bust. The top now fits her perfectly and she is happy with how it looks. She would not recommend the pattern due to all the needed changes.
Photos (4) Mary Lovett – shawl and two hats
1) Dustland Shawl Dustland Shawl by Stephen West; knit in Karabella Yarns Aurora (a stash sale purchase). “I chose this Stephen West pattern for its simple one-color-shawl construction.”
2) Grand Teton Hat, knit from a Nancy Bates Designs kit.
3) Coffee Pot Cozy/Hat. “It’s a hat. It’s a coffee pot cozy. Knit using leftover stash yarn to keep our coffee hot when we were on a road trip in our travel-trailer we call ‘Zelda.’ “
Photos (3) Theresa Kotanchek – Tunic and Jacket; Chevron Tee
1) Starry Night Tunic and Jacket by Laura Bryant. The tunic and jacket are made using Prism Shimmerati Layers and Kid Mohair in Laura’s 35 year anniversary color. The jacket pattern takes advantage of Fibonacci numbers.
2) Pattern “8001 Chevron Tee” by Laura Bryant. The Chevron Tee was made using Prism Euroflax Linen Laceweight yarn, color way Raspberry.
Photos (2) – Colleen Davis – Cardigan
“For this cardigan I paired gray and beige together. I knit irregular short rows on the diagonal for the fronts. I did something unusual for the sleeves: they are curved.”
Photos (3) Renata Kamm – Pullover and Shawl
“Lambert Pullover, my own design published in Interweave Knits Magazine Fall 2021. Knit in Malabrigo Mechita, a slingle-ply merino, in the Arequita colorway. This pattern was part of a Knit-A-Long organized by Emy’s Yarns. We met two times a month at the store in Chula Vista, during the winter month, and worked on the sweater.
“Westfjords Wanderer shawl designed by Stephen West. Knit using seven different skeins of superwash merino sock yarn. My local knitting group ‘Normal Heights Knitters’ decided to work on a big Stephen West Shawl to get through the winter. All participants selected their own favorite. The large border design is the first part of this shawl. It was completed at the SDNCKG retreat in January.”
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. Photos are posted according to the month they are received.