Better Late Than Never…

14 May

For future reference, it is my intention to post FO (Finished Objects) and WIPs (Works in Progress) of our KAN/CAN (Knit at Night/Crochet at Night) attendees by Thursday of that week but last week it was simply not to be.  Please consider joining us on Tuesdays from 5-8p.m. at the store for some fiber crafting (all are welcome), coffee and a lot of  laughs!  Bring your FOs and WIPs and we’ll chat about them on the blog!

I have a HUGE amount of stuff to show you!!!  So get a reading beverage or snack of choice and I will stop rambling and get to the good stuff!

FOs (Finished Objects)

This first FO does not look finished, but it is.  Lois swatched some beautiful lambswool she acquired at a fiber festival from Longmeadow Farm in NY.  Is this gorgeous!

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She did not stop there however… Lois also showed off a beautiful “Simplest Baby Blanket” by Hannah Fettig using unknown stash yarn AND while she visited with us put the finishing touches on a sweet little tea bag holder, part of a project for the American Girl Doll Tea to be held at the Victorian Mansion in Portland, ME on May 19th.

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Priscille made a beautiful baby set as part of a KAL she started with her knitting a group in Florida.  It is just adorable!

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Pris also began working on a hat she was designing using a stitch pattern she liked from another project.

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Doris is well on her way to completing another baby blanket in her basket weave pattern using  stash yarn.

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Jeanine, one of our new members, worked on a potato chip scarf in gorgeous purple stash yarn.

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Carolyn was working on a market basket.  This is at least the second one she has worked on during KAN/CAN.

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Judy and Carolyn have been missed over the last couple of weeks but have not been idle.  Judy brough in a slew of completed projects. A beautiful crocheted linen doily in Quince’s Sparrow, the Rocky Coast Cardigan from Coastal Knits made in yarn from the now, defunct, “Wall of Yarn Adventure”, and a completed a beautiful beaded scarf.

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Christine continues to work on her market bag in an alpaca blend yarn.  The pattern is Felted Laptop Bag by Monica Nordgren.  She is making this for a family member’s gift.  Christine knows the yarn will felt well because of an unfortunate washer/dryer incident!  Once Christine is finished with the knitting, the felting fun begins.  I can’t wait to see how it turns out.

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KAN/CAN is not open to just knitters and crocheters.  Louise, one of our newest attendees, brought her drop spindle and spun some beautiful blue merino from Louet while her daughter, Jenn began work on a “Mile-A-Minute” crocheted afghan strip that mother and daughter are making together.  How cool is that?!

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IMAG0237Linda brought along two Works in Progress, although one looked nearly complete.  Her first project is Nightlock by Lisa Mutch.  Linda is knitting this project in orange Paternayan yarn from the “Wall of Yarn Adventure”.  Normally a needlework or rug yarn, many gorgeous projects have recently been knit from this yarn since it was prominently featured on the wall in a variety of colors.  This is Linda’s project for the “Fat Squirrel’s Orange KAL”.  KAL is short for knit-a-long and is kind of like a craft book club where everyone does something that falls along the lines of some sort of “rule”.  This KAL’s rule is that the garment must be orange.  Yum!

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Linda’s other project is an adaptation of a short, fitted Icelandic cardigan pattern she had.  Linda decided she would knit this as a vest instead for an upcoming trip.  Here Linda is finished with the colorwork.  If you look carefully, you can see where she will (actually already did) steek the sweater.  Traditional Icelandic sweaters are knit as a tube in the round.  Steeking is essentially cutting the sweater to pick up stitches to add arms or in Linda’s case a button band.  This sweater was also made from “wall yarn”.

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As you can see, the KAN/CAN ladies are a very creative, resourceful and productive group who love to share their love of craft and fiber.  Feel free to come sit with us and work on a project or two.  If you get stuck or need some courage, there is lots of experience to help you get through it.  Oh, and if you need yarn, I have that too.

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2 Responses to “Better Late Than Never…”

  1. Rollie Abkowitz May 14, 2013 at 7:09 pm #

    I like your postings very much. Where are you located ? Are you a shop ? There is no identity on the posting. Best wishes, Rollie

    • hidingfromthekids May 15, 2013 at 8:54 pm #

      I’m so glad you like the blog! Our store is located in Biddeford, ME in the Pepperell Mill. All the store information is located in the right hand sidebar.

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