February 2021 Activities – What’s on Your Needles?
Show and Share is currently a virtual activity. The gallery 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. Items received after February 28th will be included in March’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
Photos (5): Amy Sheridan
Kid’s hat made from Malabrigo Rios
Socks, West Yorkshire Spinners yarn
Arne & Carlos Christmas ball, made from Ewe So Sporty
Spike the Dragon, made with Knitpicks Brava
“The Kid’s hat is Hipster by Tin Can Knits for a two year old in the family, socks are Mina’s Vanilla Sock by Mina Philip for me, the Christmas ball is a gift for next Christmas. My plan is to give each family member or married/cohabitating couple one each year, so I will make the same pattern for all and a different one each year. That way I don’t have to keep track of who got what! Patterns are in Arne & Carlos’s book 55 Christmas Balls To Knit. Spike the Dragon is a pattern by Little Muggles, he is also for the two year old.”
Photos (2): Carol Myers – hat
The pattern is “Katie’s Kep” designed by Wilma Malcolmson and knit in Plymouth Galway sport. Carol used four colors rather than the five called for in the pattern
Photos (2): Virginia Wilson – Nick’s Raglan Pullover and Lace Cardigan
Item: Nick’s Raglan Pullover
Pattern: Size and proportions to match existing [gold] vintage sweater (both shown in photo). Used several reference sources while converting to top down raglan.
Yarn: Paton’s Classic Wool
Color: New Denim (discontinued)
Fiber: 100% wool
Notes: “My husband had hinted many times that I could knit him a sweater like the one his mother made for him when he was about 8 years old. It was a pullover, blue, with a white stripe accenting the v neckline. To get started without his knowledge, I only needed to take measurements, adjusted slightly from the gold sweater which his mother had knitted for his father decades ago. (Both parents are deceased.)
“Of course, Nick did find out I was working on his sweater. It quickly became too large to conceal. He told me this was the best Christmas present he has ever received.”
Item: Lace Cardigan
Pattern: “Coco” designed by Lena Holme Samsoe
Yarn: Stash Sale! Schoeller Wolle “rodanthe”
Color: Deep (hunter) green, camera didn’t get it
Fiber: 75% virgin wool and 25% alpaca
Notes: “This project recently emerged not from hibernation, but from a five year coma! All it needed was the neck/button band, sewing in sleeves and all seams (with hairy yarn, yet!), and buttons (Skacel Trochus shell). I also lined the lace side of the pockets with matching nylon net so I can, ummm, use them. The sweater fits well, and with the body conscious waist shaping and shoulder emphasis, looks retro, maybe late 40’s style.”
Photos (2) Colleen Davis – Crop Toppers
Orange Crop Topper: “I took a UFO swatch of a Kaffe Fassett design and knit borders to frame this cropped topper.”
Pink Crop Topper: “I knit this hot pink cropped topper for my daughters birthday this month. I added a little crochet in-between the mitered squares.”