Just the usual goings-on this week. Taught two classes at Main Street Yarns - the Multidirectional Diagonal Scarf Pattern (my favorite) and a beginner knitting class. Dropped in at spinning Thursday night after my knitting class and we had a good group of people there. Switching locations to Barnes & Noble has really helped our group. Andy went back to Virginia on Wednesday. This time he was only home four days. Bummer.
Our weather this week has been nuts! We've had 50 mph winds, sleet, rain, snow flurries, and bright sunshine. Temps have been just as crazy. Today is bright and shiny with blue skies. Earl Gray and I walked to the back of our property this afternoon and I took this picture. The white trunk and branches of this tree were a stark contrast against the blue sky. So pretty.
Yesterday was Knitting At Noon at Dorothy Lane Market. We had a great group and lots of finished projects. I bound off my Bermuda Scarf (shawl) and blocked it last night. LOVE IT! The colors are super and I know I will get a lot of wear out of it.
Karen wore her newly finished shawlette. It's black and very pretty.
Merry had her finished pair of socks which are so super soft. She's going on a craft cruise to Alaska in May and is busily making little things to take with her and wear. She was working on a pair of Fetching Mitts out of alpaca yesterday.
Merry has taught several of our gals how to knit a broomstick lace scarf (there are many examples on Ravelry). She decided to make the pattern into a bookmark but then thought - hey - what a cute bracelet this would be. She was right!
Joanne took the cake with this adorable chicken hat for her newly hatched grandson. The pattern is from Hats and Not Hats and you can find the web site here. Check out the pig hat, too. So cute!
We really have such a great group that meets on Saturdays. Some weeks, knowing there will be knitting on Saturday gets me through. Nice to have it to look forward to.
Here's my Bermuda Scarf (shawl). Not sure why the name is "scarf". Mine is 82 inches across and it definitely looks like a shawl to me. I used Noro Silk Garden Sock Yarn on a size 7 needle. I absolutely love these colors. I found the pattern to be well written and didn't have any problem until I got almost to the end. One step was a bit confusing but I figured it out and all was well.
And, there's a felted bag in the works. It's the Felted Bucket Bag fromTwo Old Bags. I'm using Cascade 220 worsted weight double-stranded. I'll use the olive green as my base color and stripe it with the other two colors. I'm thinking a custom-made polymer clay button at the end. I'll be teaching this bag at Main Street in March.
Something else coming up in March - Health Fair at Dorothy Lane Market on the 24th. I'll be there with my soaps. It will be a sudsy kind of day!
Have a great week, everyone!