Monday, June 29, 2009

Yipes! Stripes!

Sue has been experimenting with self-striping kitchen cotton for face cloths. Clockwise, from upper left: Octagonal Swirl; Feather and Fan from "A Treasury of Knitting Patterns" by Barbara Walker; Eleeomanator's Diagonal Lace Dishcloth; and Eyelet Check from "A Treasury of Knitting Patterns" by Barbara Walker.

What else can you do to take advantage of self-striping kitchen cotton?

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Left-Leaning Decreases

During our lace knitting retreat, we talked about different ways to make left-leaning decreases. The talented Evelyn Clark has created a sampler dish cloth so you can practice four types of left-leaning decreases. They all lean left but each is slightly different; practice all four to add to your knitting repertoire.

While you are at it, browse Evelyn's Web site and look for her designs published by Fiber Trends. Her lace patterns are always beautiful, with clear instructions.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

World Wide Knit in Public Day in Allyn

The Puyallup Knitting Guild was well represented at World Wide Knit in Public Day in Allyn, Washington, on Saturday, June 13. Joan, Naomi, Sue and Karin, plus friends and family, enjoyed a knit-filled day in a beautiful setting.

Thanks and congratulations to the five knit shops that sponsored the successful event:
They are all great shops and well worth a visit if you are in the area.

The organizers plan to repeat the event in 2010, so save the second Saturday in June for World Wide Knit in Public Day.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Seaming Tutorial

The June 9 meeting included a tutorial on seaming, with lessons on seaming both garter and stockinette garments. Pattie suggested the topic based on her experiences as a knitting judge. The quality of the seaming can be the difference between an outstanding project and a so-so project. Joan and Naomi agreed to provide instruction.

Guild members brought 10-inch by 10-inch squares for practice. Bring your completed and seamed squares to the July meeting so we an assemble them into a blanket or two to donate to a charity that supports children.

Thank you, Naomi and Joan for such helpful instruction. You can learn more about seaming here and here.

Naomi modeled her new scarf, one of the trio in the Fiber Trends Versatile Scarves pattern, knit with Noro sock yarn. Beautiful!

Members are encouraged to show off their finished projects on this site. Send a picture to Joan or Sue, along with details about the project.