Saturday, January 19, 2013


In case you missed the Grand Champion at the 2012 Puyallup Fair, here it is — Cheri’s beautiful christening gown.

The design is from a book called Heirloom Knitting by Sharon Miller. The original  has a long-sleeved dress with matching pinafore over it. Cheri said she made the pinafore only, knitted in the round to make a sleeveless dress. The slightly nubby, off-white rayon thread was from Switzerland. Cheri knit the dress on US0 circular needles.

She then made a purple puffed-sleeve dress out of very sheer cotton to go underneath.

Cheri said she started in February 2012 at Camp Burton on Vashon Island and finished in August just in time for the Puyallup Fair. Her granddaughter Stella Dawn is going to be dedicated in the dress.

Beautiful work, Cheri, and no doubt a treasured heirloom for your family.

If you are interested in Shetland knitting, Heirloom Knitting is a must-have for your library.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

PKG on Display!

Jeannie and Libbie did a great job with our display at the Puyallup Library. They had good material to work with and added several points of knitting education. We are an amazing group, both when you look at individual knitted items and in our work as a whole. The display will be up until January 31 so take a look.  Congratulations and thanks to everyone for a great display!

Other great knitting was on display at the January meeting.

Karin’s sweater
Lisa’s cowl
Barb’s Christmas gift shawl
Sue’s fashionable doll
Sue L.’s almost-done sweater
Note: The February meeting will be on the regular date, February 12, but an hour later, at 10:30 a.m.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Welcome, 2013!

Tuesday, January 8
9:30 a.m.
(regular time and place)

Display case: Jeannie, Libbie, and the display team will set up the guild display on Friday, January 4, at 9 a.m. If you have anything else to contribute, or if you want to help, stop by at that time. 

Show and share: Bring your knitting projects and finished objects.

A few people asked Sue V. to show them how to knit to-and-fro (a.ka. “knitting backwards”). This is not a class, but informal one-on-one instruction. If you want to learn, bring the usual: worsted weight yarn in a light, solid color that you can see and needles that suit you and the yarn. For “homework,” cast on 10 to 20 stitches, and knit a few rows of garter so your swatch doesn’t curl, followed by a few rows of stockinette. Stop after a knit row. As you knit the stockinette, study how you place your needle on the purl side. Or, you can study the video.

You also can knit to-and-fro in garter. Again, study how you place your needle.