Saturday, December 31, 2011

Beaded Row Counter Bracelet

I have a couple of photos to share from our December meeting, but I wanted to pass along the information for the Beaded Row Counter Bracelets that we talked about.  Like Connie mentioned, I made one for her a couple of years ago, and thanks to the magic that is Ravelry, I was able to track down the actual site that had the directions that I followed.  You can find the full materials list and instructions here if you are interested.

The bracelet is not very difficult to make, the elastic ring is fiddly as are the closures, but nothing a little patience can't handle. If anyone decides to make one and needs help, let me know...and of course, we'd all love to see a finished one if you do!

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday and enjoys a great 2012!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Barley, Espresson and Oatmeal Afghan complete!

I brought this to the meet up a few months back when I had just started it. I wanted to show you the completed afghan. This ended up with the border to be 57" by 41" so it's a nice size afghan for keeping warm on the couch for a snooze on a lazy day. I am giving it to my son Justin for Christmas so he can keep warm on those cold snowy days in New York! I think it looks very manly.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Our June Meet-Up

We had two new needlecrafters at our June meeting in addition to Wendy, Kim and I (Rose).  Michelle came armed with crochet hooks and yarn, determined to learn how to crochet.  Though I'm right-handed and she's left-handed and I'm not the best teacher, she left the meeting doing a good job of chain and single crochet stitches.  She plans to come back next month to build on her skills and to learn about granny squares.  Hopefully more of you will get to meet her then!

My son also came prepared.  He recently expressed interest in learning to knit and I couldn't get to A.C. Moore fast enough to pick him up a spool knitter.  He is SLOWLY showing progress as, at 6 years old, he doesn't stay focused for very long.  He was VERY excited to attend his first knitting meeting!

While we sat Wendy continued to work on her cabled afghan and Kim was busy working on a pink bunny for a new baby.

We had a nice meeting and missed those who couldn't make it!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

May 21, 2011

 I was so excited to join the Knit Nuts group today as for the last few meetings I was unable to attend. We had a nice group of 7 ladies today and we all had a nice time. 

Kim was working on some charity crocheted angels and even had a customer of the coffee shop come over and try to purchase it from her.
She also had this very cool muslin bag from the BagSmith company to keep her fiber goodies in that I thought was just so cool.

Kim's mom Joan was crocheting a very pretty baby blanket out of different colors of yarn and the picture doesn't do it justice. It was very soft and the yarn also had iridescent fibers running thorough out that gave it a shimmering effect.

Rose brought her very pretty "yarn bowl" that she had just purchased which even has her name on it. She also brought in the cutest little desk made out of cardstock for her son Thomas to give to his teacher. He had written her a note that Rose adhered to the top inside of the desk. Just too cute!
 Rose was knitting on a scarf where she was holding 2 yarn fibers together, one of which was stainless steel.

 Wendy was knitting on her afghan which was gorgeous! She will have panels like this that she will seam together for the afghan.

Amanda was crocheting some baby charity blankets for infants that are born deceased and are so small they don't fit in clothing. These are something very special to the parents of these little angels. (sorry no pic)

Amanda also brought in this teddy bear she knit for her daughter with an outfit to match.
I brought in my sideways knitted baby sweater to show that I had been knitting since I had last visited with the Knit Nuts. All the girls agreed that this was definitely a 2T to 3T sweater.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

February Meet-Up

Hi everyone!  As always, we had a great meet-up in February filled with lots of fiber fun and yummy coffee drinks.

Wendy was working on a VERY cute doggie sweater.  Loved it!

And Wendy's mother Joan was very focused on a beautiful scarf project.  She works so fast I almost thought she'd be done by the end of the meeting!

Debbie was working on the leg of a doll...can't wait to see it finished! (Everyone knows how much I love a good toy project).


Cindy brought along her Sock Yarn Cinema yarn for January...the movie was Moulin Rouge and the yarn was really gorgeous.  The socks she's knitting with it are going to be fabulous!


Amanda had a gorgeous shawl with a very tricky crochet stitch that she was working on, but I didn't get any good photos of her working on that...but I can't wait until she finishes so we can post a finished photo of it...the stitch is stunning, and I know she'll love having it completed!  She also showed us some gift cloths that she had made.


Then Cindy showed some yummy Malabrigo cowl and fingerless glove set!  She may have to set her air-conditioning up high so she can use them some more...they felt sooo soft!  And the color was beautiful!


I brought along my Woodland Spring Shawl that I had made with my Sock Yarn Cinema yarn based on the movie Twilight.  I didn't get any photos with me in them though, I worked on slipper pieces when I wasn't talking, touching, drinking and taking photos.

It was so much fun ladies, I look forward to seeing all of you soon!

Monday, January 17, 2011

January 15th, 2011

It's a new year and I'm looking forward to what it holds! Are you?
We met this past Saturday to share some are a few photos.

 Here is Amanda showing us her completed teddy bear blanket for her daughter. She proclaimed she would never make another one of these! Way too many ends to weave in.

 This is Joan on the left and she and her daughter Kim, have been visiting with us for months. Kim is sitting on the other side of her mom. Anyway, Joan brought her other daughter Wendy on the right to visit with the Knit Nuts!
Welcome Wendy!

 This is Aura showing us her cute little owl hats that she made for her grandsons. They are just too cute! We enjoyed Aura's visit as she rarely gets to come due to her new job at the library. They moved her from the Mint Hill branch :( way out to the University area.

This is my sweet friend Gail. She has met with the Knit Nuts before but it had been awhile. She came armed with her knitting needles to knit a dishcloth. We helped to get her started on a new pattern called "Diagonal Beestitch Cloth" and she learned a new stitch! K1RB which is knit one into the row below.

December 18th, 2010

I am so sorry that I don't have any pictures of our Christmas meetup which we had at my home the Saturday before Christmas. We had such a wonderful time together. We had decided to have a cookie swap as well for those that wanted to participate and everyone really enjoyed that.

I had the punch and Rose, Cindy and Debbie brought other to eat goodies.
 We also sampled our cookies. Rose had made each of us a set of stitch markers and Debbie made us all a dishcloth. 
Joan had made us each a very pretty flower corsage that pins to our coats or sweaters. I had some Paton bags for everyone to carry their goodies home in.

We really had a great time and if I have left something out, please someone log in and edit this post and let us know!
I appreciate all of you ladies that take time to meet each month. It's nice to share our love of fiber together!
I'm looking forward to the new year with you all!

November 20th, 2010

This was our second meetup at The Coffee Garden. We really love the set up that they have and how we can all join in a circle to knit and crochet and share great conversation along with coffee and fiber.
 These are Amanda's pretty fingerless gloves. Amanda you've come a long way with your knitting since those dishcloths!

Rose had finished her sweater and brought it along for show and tell!

Joan was working on some fingerless gloves.

Debbie showed off one of her cute Christmas tree dishcloths! Oh and we all got one from her at our Christmas meetup at my house! I love mine Debbie!

Cindy showed us this pretty moss green scarf.

October 16th, 2010

I am so behind in keeping up with our Knit Nut blog and so I'm trying to update at least the photos that I have for some of the past meetups. This was our first meetup at The Coffee Garden in Mint Hill.  We had always met at Dilworth Coffee at Hoods Cross Roads before and enjoyed meeting there for some time. However, we decided to move our meet ups out to Mint Hill and The Coffee Garden. So if you want to join us, stop by on the 3rd Saturday of the month from 2-4 pm. We'll be there!

 Kim and her mom Joan working on their projects.

  Cindy showing us her sock.

 For those of you who know Aura, you know she loves owls! These are a couple of her cuties.

 Rose showed us her beautiful shawl.

 and Debbie showed off her Christmas stocking.