April 2021 Activities – What’s on Your Needles?
Show and Share is currently a virtual activity and includes Knit@Nite photos.
To participate, send your photos* and descriptions to Kerry Nare – either via text message (preferred) or email (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, and be sure to include your name! Items received after April 30th will be included in May’s Virtual Show and Share.
* 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.
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.
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 project photos
Photo (1): Mary Lovett – poncho modeled by her daughter.
“The poncho pattern is High Plains, designed by Melissa Schaschwary, size large, knit onUS 10 and 10.5 needles using Kelbourne Wollens Lucky Tweed, color Fog. Carol Myers did finishing knitting and blocked the poncho. It was a 2020 Christmas gift for my daughter, Katharine, who lives in Wyoming.”
Photo (1): Sue Zois – Flowing River Cowl, modeled by her sister
“This is a picture of my sister modeling guild member Mary Martin’s Flowing River Cowl which I test knit for her. This is the first in a series of “beginner” patterns that Mary is doing to introduce her reversible cabling technique. I highly recommend it to anyone wishing to knit one of Mary’s beautiful and unique patterns.”
Photos (2): Beth Carnett – Shawl and Poncho
Beth knit the Fascination shawl by Xandy Peters, most fingering weight yarns will work. Beth used Palouse in pink, Woolfolk in black, and Alexander Crafts in gold.
The poncho pattern is Trendsetter #5701-T Ecopuno Collared Poncho, the yarn is Lana Grossa Ecopuno.
Photo (1): Debbie Cravets – Shawl
“The pattern is from Manos del Uruguay and the designer is Paula Pereira. I used the yarn called for, which I purchased as a kit from Ball & Skein in Cambria. The yarn was Fino, one large skein and 2 sets of mini-skeins, and one skein of Cabrito.”
Photos (2): Colleen Davis – Tee Top and Vest
“This tee-short style top is comprised of squares going in different directions starting at the bottom with rosy browns, going into salmon and light orange, then into pink. Yarns are from the Guild stash sale.
“This vest is comprised of vertical wedges shaped in varying shades of green and gray insert bands. The hot orange wedge is to jazz things up. Again, varied yarns from the Guild stash sales.”
Photo (1): Anna Walden – Åsa Sweater
“I took a workshop with Åsa in France. It was wonderful! I started with one of her patterns, knitting from the top down, shaping the neckline, shoulders, sleeve caps. When I got below the armscye I did my own thing because I can’t help myself. I increased at the side seams to make it A-line, added the ruffles and finished the neck and sleeves with an icord bind off. The yarn is Lang Seta Tweed.”
Photos (2): Nancy Nevin – Pillow
“I finally finished this Mitered Square Isolation Pillow, 36 squares each of two sides and then joined with I-Cord binding all around. Knit with fingering weight stash. This was such fun to make and never a dull moment. I’m now planning for another mitered square project.”