Saturday, September 20, 2008

September 20, 2008

Smileycons!What an absolutely beautiful day it was! Pam and I were the first to arrive and since it was so nice outside we decided to have our group meeting today on the patio. It was just so pretty today, however sitting in the shade was a bit breezy and halfway through most of us were complaining that we were cold...LOL

However, we braved the wind and had a great time sharing, laughing, crocheting and knitting away!

We had two new visitor's today. Becky and her sister Debbie. Becky brought a crocheted granny square blanket she was starting and her sister Debbie brought an afghan that needed medical attention so we sutchered up the edge that was ailing and it was good as new.

Joyce brought her completed "Martha Stewart Poncho" but I forgot to get a photo of it. It was just divine. Rose showed us her "Baby Surprise Jacket" which was almost completed except for the seaming of the shoulders. That is such a cool pattern! I was knitting on my Curlicue Coverlet and Pam was crocheting on her second "Tiramisu Baby Blanket". Rose was knitting the back of her "Superman Sweater" and Pat had a knitting project that she was just starting. Joyce was crocheting a scarf to go with her poncho.

Sweet Rose had brought me a birthday gift all wrapped in blue! What a nice surprise! She made me a knitting row keeper bracelet and she also made me a Yarn Bell! I had heard of yarn bowls but not yarn bells. This was such a nice and thoughtful gift!

Thank you Rose!

Here is a little photo vignette of our meeting...enjoy!

Friday, September 19, 2008

Neat Book with Tons of Crochet Motifs

I've been having fun with the book Beyond the Square Crochet Motifs by Edie Eckman. She also wrote that very small but useful book The Crochet Answer Book. I always go back to this little book when I forget how to do something.

Here's my first motif. I made this in no time on my way from my daughter's house. It makes a pretty coaster.

This pretty motif - coaster was made using Sugar 'n Cream all cotton yarn.

Eco Friendly Pouch

I recently received my order of all natural soaps from the Lote Tree. I love anything that Jessie makes and I highly recommend her products. I even use her laundry detergent. I'm trying to do my part to go green and also create/craft items which in the long run will be friendly to the environment. Going green or part green is very much a cool trend so the dishcloths that I recently completed from the Sugar 'n Cream Kitchen Kolors booklet make great gift/pouch wraps for my soaps.

If you like natural soaps you will like these soaps. Jessie always includes a gift or two with your order. I've been using the Emerald Isle soap for my face and just love it. On the label she writes: Hand Stirred in Small Batches, Hand Poured, Hand Cut, Patiently cured for several weeks and every recipe Human (Husband) tested.

The soaps

The Opened Cloth

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Egeblad aka "The Love Shade"

I have finished my Egeblad Doily!

Here it is on my night that is what I made it for. Pam dubbed it The Love Shade.

All the details are here in my Ravelry notebook!

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Welcome to our new Knit Nut Blog!

The Knit Nut Meetup Group now has a blog!

If and when I remember to take photo's of our group I was always posting them to my own blog. Well I thought we needed our own corner of the web to post photos of our little group. All of our members can also post here about their individual projects so look for those post soon. I will also get links on the sidebar to everyone's blog if they have one.

We had our first meeting in November of 2007 and then started back again this past January 2008. Our small group has grown to about 10 or so members. We meet at Dilworth Coffee at Hoods Cross Roads and the owner there has made us feel very welcome. She has put us on her calendar in the coffee house as well. Letting everyone know that there is a knitting group that meets the 1st and 3rd Saturday of every month.

Today she brought out a huge plate of crackers with chicken salad and chocolate cake for all of us! There is a photo of that in the slide above.

We had 2 new ladies join us this week. Joyce who has a website where she sells her gorgeous oil paintings and Renee who attends college at UNC Charlotte . I helped her to get started on a crocheted hat, and although she had never crocheted before she did an excellent job and was well on her way with her new project.

Robin who was new to our group at last meeting came and worked on her cute crocheted baby blanket. Pam, Aura and I were also working on our latest crochet projects. Pat was the knitter this week and was knitting that beautiful afghan in the slide show above.

Well that's all until next time and

to Joyce and Renee!