I went to Richmond, VA today for the River City Knitters Guild monthly meeting. The program was on knitting podcasts and audiobooks. It was great seeing everyone - even though there are so many whose names I don't know. It's a big group!
After the program, we had show and tell. I took the Mystery Shawl 7 that I did for Mom. Margaret brought hers that she knit out of a gorgeous green yarn. There was another shawl shown that was by Bad Cat Designs called Queen Anne's Lace. I have searched but can't find that particular pattern. I'll keep looking. It was very pretty as you can see in the picture to the right.
One of the members showed a pair of socks she was knitting - two socks at a time on one needle - with Flat Feet from Conjoined Creations. Very clever name for this product!! Katie had just purchased a "flat" and held it up to show everyone how it comes. A "flat" consists of two panels of preknitted fabric. The two panels are joined in the center. You cut across this join area and unravel the preknitted fabric as you knit. Sounds like a lot like quilting - cut up big pieces of fabric to make smaller pieces of fabric only to sew them back together again to make a big piece of fabric. This time, you unravel just to knit it back up again. Flat Feet comes in wonderful colors! And, I would think it would be very interesting to watch how your knitted design develops as compared to the flat version.
a modular pillow,
these two sweaters,
and this cute baby hat.
Lunch was delicious and Alice wowed us with her newest weaving project - this waffle weave handtowel. VERY professional looking! Had a terrific feel to it -- just really nice. I kept looking at it - can hardly believe it didn't come from Bed, Bath, and Beyond! Great job, Alice!
As I left for home, I passed the sunflower field I mentioned in a previous post. You cut your own and it's an honor system. Three sunflowers = $1.00 and you put your money in the box with the slot. The clippers are on the table - you return them once you've cut your flowers. I cut six and stuck them in my empty travel coffee mug with some water. I rode with them in the cup holder all the way home!
Check out the signs. I love the one on the left that shows pictures of three sunflowers = $1.00. The other sign says "Not responsible for any accidents" at the bottom. See the three pairs of clippers on the table and the slot for money on the sign on the right??
They didn't have the variety of colors like they have had in the past but they were still great! I just love the whole idea that someone would offer a field of sunflowers for public enjoyment / purchase on an honor system in this day and time.
I LOVE sunflowers!!! I love the way they turn towards the sun to follow its path across the sky.
Such happy flowers!
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!