September 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 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), and pay attention to the background – 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! Items received after September 30 will be included in October’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): Carol Myers – Dissent Cowl.
Dissent Cowl, designed by Carissa Browning. “Casted on at the August retreat with 2 yarns chosen by a group consensus. Thanks to everyone! One yarn was from my stash, the other came from our recent stash sale.”
Photo (1): Peggy Redler – Crocheted Basket
“This project is a test for a small Christmas gift that will hold a cake of soap, jelly beans, or money. The little basket is made with Sugar ‘n Cream, a 100% cotton yarn. The pattern is called Spa Container and was printed on the back of the yarn label.”
Photo (1): Eileen Adler – Cat Bed
“I knitted and then felted this cat bed for Moonshine, snuggled inside, all cozy and warm. The yarn I used is Cascade 220.”
Photo (1): Teri Saisho – Machine Knit Hats
These are “some fair isle hats I knit for charity using a knitting machine. Each hat takes less than an hour to make. I used a super soft acrylic from Hobby Lobby called ‘I Love This Yarn’.” Note: Teri has a new machine which automatically knits fair isle patterns!
Photo (1): Winter Tatum – Pillow
“This pattern is called Enchanted Forest by Martin Storey. I used 3 skeins of navy and 1 of white Plymouth Select Worsted Merino Superwash that was in my stash left from a blanket that I had made. I only wanted to have one tree so I left off all of the wooded animals and smaller tree from the pattern and used a size 7 needle. (Best to use a straight needle).”
Photos (9): Mary Lovett – Various Hats
Mary knit a variety of hats from worsted weight yarn from her stash, using up leftovers to create stripes. The 1-2-3 Baby Beanie hat was published in Dole Valley Girl Knits. The solid gray lace-edged hat was designed by Julie Hentz. The Swirl Hat was designed by Mandie Harrington, knit in worsted weight yarn leftover from other projects.