September ACTIVITIES – WHAT’S ON YOUR NEEDLES?
Check back periodically to see what Guild members are up to this month. Items can be finishes or in progress. Projects will be added as they are received. Anything received after October 5th will be posted in October’s Virtual Show and Share.
Show and Share is currently a virtual activity. To participate, send your photos and descriptions to Kerry Nare – either via email or text message (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.
Alternatively (or in addition ) – share your project on Ravelry! We have a Ravelry Group. In Sydnie Wauson’s first presentation of the year she showed us how to Share Projects in Ravelry and in her first Ravelry Tip. You can also find this tip posted by Sydnie on the Guild’s Ravelry page.
—Kerry Nare, webmaster webmaster@SanDiegoKnitters.com
Note: Descriptions come first and the gallery is below all the descriptions, with most recent additions listed first. As usual, click on the gallery photos to enlarge and for a slide show. Project descriptions are in the knitter’s own words (for the most part) – please contact the knitter for additional details!
Renate Kann models a yoked sweater of her own design “Jajowati” (egg shaped). Yarn/Color: Yalley Yarns Colrain in Teal and Straw. She writes “For the dark stripes effect the main yarn is held together with ITO Sensai mohair, the gold stripes effect is held together with Shibui silk cloud. The main green yarn was a bargain I had purchased at last year’s Guild Stash Sale and I could not be happier with the result.”
Photo: Renate Kann Yoke sweater.
With lots of leftover yarn from the three Optic Blankets Eileen Adler knitted, she decided to knit placemats. Each one begins with 75 stitches on a US size 7 needle. Eileen hunted through her various stitch pattern books and found those with multiples that would work with the stitch count, altering a few here and there as needed. The patterns represent slip stitch and mosaic patterns and they measure 15” by 11.” The yarn is Plymouth Encore (75% acrylic/25% wool) machine washable and dryable.
Photo: Eileen Adler Placemats
Vanilla Latte Socks by Virginia Rose-Jeanes, US 2.5 circular needle
Yarn: Premier Yarns Wool Free Sock Stripes
Colorway: Vegas Lights
Photo: Mary Lovett Vanilla Latte socks
“This my Yume top made from Bamboo Pop in the Watermelon colorway. A fun, fast easy summer knit.”
Photo: Amy Sheridan Yume top
Laura’s granddaughter, Sloan, modeling the old fashioned cape.
Yarn: Prism Kiwi in Gelato and Prism Kiwi in Freesia, Needle Size: 9
According to Laura, Sloan picked out the yarn and pattern.
Laura wearing Forest Weave by Yumiko Alexander.
Yarn: Dan Doh Silk + in Vanilla (19), Needle Size: 8
Laura Brubaker Cape Prism, modeled by granddaughter Sloan
Laura Brubaker Forest Weave top
“Here’s a recent knit worked in neutral colors using a chevron pattern with log cabin corners.
“Here’s another recent knit using plaid squares in shades of red going in different directions.”
Colleen Davis Chevron Vest
Colleen Davis Red plaid diagonal squares
“In Threes” for a couple’s third baby. Knit with Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino from stash.
Photo: Nancy Nevin In Threes Baby Sweater