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.

Tuesday, February 6, 2007


Welcome to the Yarn For Ewe Lace Knitters blog. We meet at Yarn For Ewe in Okemos, MI on the first Monday of each month from 6:30 to 8:30pm. Thanks so much, Marlene, for a place to
meet and share together.

Our love of knitted lace, especially Orenberg, Estonian and Shetland, along with our endeavors to see this historical craft passed on to new knitters, promotes an amazing amount of design creativity and beautiful pieces. We share a mutual respect for each other's skills and are often involved in group projects and lace studies when we meet.

The show and tell is remarkable and I will share photos on the blog. Please feel free to email us and join our group as a virtual member if you cannot meet with us in person.

Knitting needles ready?? Hugs, Mary in A2