So, the guild started the new year yesterday with our first official meeting. We are off to a great start. Plans for the yarn sale are in the works. and lots of members finished up some projects from last year and are moving on to their next goal.
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I am not feeling particularly witty this evening, but I thought since we are working out the kinks in our various social media outlets and some of you have gone through the process of subscribing, I thought I would post a little something to test out the notification process and to let you know, we are dusting off this site.
Rhinebeck Sheep and Wool Festival 2017 just ended this past weekend and most of the podcasters I try to keep up with have probably just gotten back home and haven’t caught their breath yet. While I wait to hear how things went I thought I would post this video from last year. It is about an hour long, so don’t watch the whole thing unless you want to. This really is just a test post. Click the link below if you want to watch.
Here we are, it’s Sunday morning and I am gathering my thoughts on my mental to do list.
Do I have my yarn for the retreat ready to go? No.
Do I have my swatch done? No. See above.
Time to stop that. Adding anxiety to the morning isn’t going to help. Getting going and taking care of said issues will.
Yesterday’s meeting was fun. all those versions of the Presidents of the United States staring at us added to the atmosphere..
The yarn and needle tasting was fun. At my table the conversation was about the bent double points. It seemed that everyone thought it was a good idea, but they weren’t thrilled about the plastic. I don’t know if the plastic is what was bothering me about them or if it’s just I have been knitting with size 3 needles for the past two months and the set I was using were size 7. It was like knitting with baseball bats. the needle tasting confirmed I really like my Hiya Hiya needles, the sharper the better. Did anybody find a new favorite?
Suzanne’s talk on yarn substitution was great. I have wanted to knit a sweater with different yarn than was is listed in the pattern. It is becoming more clear to me on how to handle that, but it’s one of those things, at least for me that I won’t really get my head around until I actually do it.
Suzanne modeling as Renee has so aptly named, "THE SWEATER"
Suzanne and I, both happy it is finished..
Christmas stockings for Olivia, and Evelyn or Amelia, from Grandma to be Linda.
Size comparison of baby booties
Marie's "Queen of Thrones" shawl. ( I am really loving this design)
Shari and her collection of hats.
Cathy's Dangling Conversation shawl, with slight modifications made.
Cookie and her Reverse Psychology shawl. I looked it up, the Reverse Psychology and Dangling Conversation shawl are both Mindy Ross designs.
Cookie and her Waiting for Rain shawl. Another pattern I would like to knit.
Annie and her Waiting for Rain shawl.
Renee finished the vest for her husband. It is beautiful. Nice job Renee.
Teresa is working on the hat for Suzanne's intermediate class.
Jackie is working on socks for class....
and socks not for class.
Jennie trying out different yarns for wash clothes and kitchen scrubbies.
Wendy's project is a gorgeous denim blue.
Beth sharing some hats she is working on for homeless veterans.
Beth also sharing the hand knit sweater from Turkey she have had for awhile and taken very good care of.
Judy has her swatch done for the retreat. Oooh, I better get on that.
I wanted to mention too, I didn’t get any photos of Jacqui’s Knitted Knocker display, but I am so happy that this is going to be getting some attention in the local press and at the fair. I have been lucky, no one in my immediate family has been touched by breast cancer. I was on what I have heard as, “The six month plan” as far as follow up mammograms are concerned. After the 3rd time, I am now back to once a year. You just never know. A dear friend of mine just told me last month that her sister is having a double mastectomy. It’s so hard to know what to say at that moment. Nothing you can say can make it better. But I was able to tell her about “Knitted Knockers” and told her I would be happy to make some for her sister. I know that doesn’t make everything all right by any means, but it does help to know a few hours of knitting might really help someone feel a little better down the road.
Making a note that 15 years ago, my brother in law was back east for a metal finishers conference and was scheduled to fly back to California on United Flight 93. For whatever reason which I can’t recall right now, he changed his plans. I know each year is counts his blessings. He was here for both his children’s weddings and he is now a grandfather to two wonderful grandsons. So much was lost that day by so many.