June 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 June. 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) – Debbie Vacek – hat
Polar Ice Cap pattern, from an Alaska Cruise with Melissa Leapman 5/27-6/3. Pattern by Melissa Leapman. Material is a bulky wool yarn in two contrasting colors. Debbie found a pom pom ashore at yarn shop in Ketchikan, Alaska. She attached the pom pom by threading yarn through the hat and tying it rather than attaching it with a snap on the pom pom.
Photo(1) – Teri Saisho – Sweater Jacket
Scroll down to the end of this section to read Teri’s detailed description of her project.
Photos (2): Colleen Davis – Vest and pullover
1. Pink, orange, yellow, olive mitered triangle pullover vest
2. Bright color block strips with funky hemline
Photos (4 ) Mary Lovett – Two hats, and Red Afghan
Hat 1 in orange: “Stew’s Hunting Season Hat”; pattern is Be Kind by Melissa Simpson. Knit in Malabrigo Rios, size large. Knit for the deer and elk hunting in Teton County, Wyoming.
Hat 2 – stranded. Mount Rainier Hat kit from Nancy Bates Designs, for Mary’s husband.
Red Afghan: Seamless Cabled Edge Afghan by Lara Simonson. The pattern was published December 2017. The project was started January 2018 and completed in January 2019 but never before shared as a Show and Share. Knit using Sprightly Yarns Acrylic Worsted on US 9 needle. Mary knit the bonus size using 3,015 yards.
Photo(1) – Teri Saisho – Sweater Jacket
Teri’s description of her project: “Here is a sweater I made using a hand knitting app called Knitsthatfit. It was fun, and I loved having a schematic all drawn out for me but I had to make quite a few adjustments. However, it was easier having the initial pattern drawn out with measurements.
“This was my first attempt at using the Knitsthatfit app. I learned that you have to double check your numbers. Since my arms are short, I would have run out of rows to make the proper number of increases so I had to increase the frequency. I also wanted the cuffs to be narrower so I changed that too. Also, their “high crew neck” was lower (I didn’t double check that so I had to unravel and reknit everything) than I wanted so I redesigned it. I made it higher and the shoulders wider. The shoulder shaping is done with stair steps of “bind 4 off”. When I redesigned the neck, I changed the sholders to short-rowing.
“I was so excited to start knitting, that I didn’t account for a zipper band. I ended up picking up the 3rd stitch along the edge and knit a 5 row band on top which made a sandwich to hold the zipper. I did a simple hem to start using a slightly tighter tension.
“But in the end, this is the result. I did use their set in sleeve pattern without changing anything. 🙂
“The yarn is a single ply Tahki yarn called Tweedy Alpaca. 55% alpaca/45% wool. It is very soft after washing. I forgot, did I mention that I knit this on my machine?”
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.