Sunday, February 3, 2008

Faina's Handspun Alpaca

Faina's beautiful handspun alpaca shawl. Sorry for my shadow on the picture below. The color was much more like the picture above.

Sharon's Dance of the Snowflakes

Monday, September 3, 2007

Tuesday, March 6, 2007

March 5, 2007 Meeting

We had a great meeting last night. A lot of discussion about various topics but also some show and tell.

Take a look at Beth's Lily of the Valley shawl. It was spectacular in person, let me tell you. She said she would edit this post or add a comment and tell you about the award she won and the details about the yarn check back to get all the scoop.

Lili was working on some fingerless mitts in a beautiful gray yarn. Lili will you comment? She was using the Knitty pattern. Lili also emailed me the link to Petra's fingerless mitt pattern. I've definitely admired Annis' yummy fingerless mitts. (I'll try to remember to take a picture next meeting).

Faina asked me if I could make the jpeg files fit the screen when you click on the blog images. I think I've figured it out (with Beth's picture above) so I'll try to edit the other pics on the blogs as time permits.

Be sure to check out the Estonian Lace Study part of our blog for new swatches.

Wednesday, February 7, 2007

A Few of the Estonian Knitted Swatches (click to enlarge)

Notes and Pics From February 5th Meeting

Monday night was just as cold as it could be in Michigan but inside we were a cozy group as we looked at all of the swatches we've completed so far for our Estonian lace study. A couple of the members have designed garments using some of the stitches. I will post some of the pictures. If your picture isn't included, don't feel bad. Some of the swatches didn't show up well because I need to improve my digital photography skills. Faina showed us a stretchy cast-on (I've posted the link to Rosemary's site in the Links We Love section). She also showed us a new way to do a provisional cast on which I will post some how if I can figure out a link or who to credit the technique to. Email me if you know. Thanks. Mary
PS. before I post the swatches, here is a picture of some hand spun suri alpaca and a weaving sampler spun and woven by Sharon. She will be weaving a shawl for the suri alpaca owner and the sampler is a tool for choosing which stitch to use. The yellow sampler afghan was knitted by Annis.