Sunday, September 6, 2009

Monday Night Knitting

AAHHhh...Judy, what a wonderful baby sweater. We have been knitting together for many years, I am not even sure how many, definitely 7 or 8. Careful, persistent, fearless, gentle, all of these things describe Judy. Great job! We are now working on the "Ganomey Hat" that Elizabeth Zimmerman made famous.

Sue with her terrific Nantucket bag. We all want to run right out and buy them! Billed as the ultimate knitting bag, it has pockets for everything, it is sturdy and it converts into several different configurations.
Sue knits and knits and knits for preemies. She is the least selfish person I have ever met, funny, talented, smart, a great friend. I want to get her into knitting something for herself!

I love Monday Night Knitting!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Wow, the Mannings!

Just an interesting, cool pattern I had to start working on right away when I returned from my trip to Downingtown Pennsylvania to visit Steff, my dear friend and fellow yarn worshipper. We made a side trip to The Mannings studio where we absorbed all kinds of inspiration and touched all kinds of wonderful yarns. I did not escape without succumbing to the lure of some absolutely divine yarn and a pattern for a "Curlique Shawl" The interesting thing is that it is a modification of a baby blanket pattern that I would never even have looked at twice. The knitting artisit knitted half of the blanket in "mini mochi" by Noro and the shawl is spectacular. I have been working on it for the last two days and am dying to post it on Ravelry, there are a lot of postings of this baby blanket but wait till they see it as a shawl!! Hopefully, I will be able to sport it at Rhinebeck this year.