Sunday, July 12, 2009

July 11, 2009

The Knit Nuts met yesterday at Dilworth Coffee to share some good conversation and projects. We had a great time and our group increased by two! Welcome to Amanda and Donna, both of whom were vistiting us for the first time.

Our newest member Donna was working on her Tiramisu Baby Blanket...

We missed some of you other regulars and hope that you'll get to come next month! This meetup we had in attendance.... Pat, Amanda, Suzanne, Rose, Donna, Pam and me (Connie).

I was knitting on my Daffodil Afghan which will be a wedding gift for Katie who is my daughter's friend. I think I got one whole row done...LOL I didn't get a picture at the meeting, but here is one I took earlier.

Here is a close up of Donna's Tiramisu. Oh and this is Donna's first ever crochet project! It's looking FAB Donna!

Pat was knitting an afghan and was there to offer knitting and crochet advice to those that needed help. I always enjoy seeing what afghan or wrap Pat is currently working on.

Rose brought several FO's to share... a pretty lined Counterpane Accessory Pouch

and her beautiful February Sweater...which for some reason got lost while uploading to my pc. Click on the name and you can see her in it at her Ravelry notebook. Rose was especially proud of the zipper for her Counterpane Pouch and it was nicely lined too.

Rose also showed us her newest Cinema Club Yarn purchase.

Rose was working on her newest WIP called Botanica Medallion Cardigan, here is a photo of it on the front of the magazine and another photo of what she has completed thus far.

She was using 100% cotton because she wasn't sure the largest size would fit her and wanted it to stretch out a bit in wearing. Great idea Rose! This gorgeous pattern will make that cotton shine!

Amanda showed us the prettiest little dress that she had crocheted for her daughter, the pattern is called Banana Split. Amanda is also on Ravelry and as soon as I get the link to her notebook page on Ravelry I'll put it in the sidebar! Oh and Amanda was also starting I think what was her first knitting attempt using circular's! A Ballband dishcloth.

Pam arrived and was starting a crochet dishcloth. She completed about half of it at our meetup. She also had a delicious sammy. Dilworth Coffee has great sandwich's.

Pam also showed us her new hair extensions. She is working at a salon in Mint Hill and is learning to apply them.

Suzanne had almost completed the Tunisian Short row coaster and brought in her completed Soaker Baby Bib to show us. She was also starting a new crochet dishcloth.

I didn't want to forget Rose's baby socks. These were her first 2 at a time socks! Great job! Pam asked why they were a different color and Rose explained that the different colors helps you to learn the magic loop, 2 at a time method.

As you can tell we were just buzzing with knitting and crocheting and had a perfect afternoon of fibery coffee house bliss!