What are the KAN/CANers Up To?

20 May

As promised Tuesday, here are the amazing projects both finished and in progress that our Tuesday night knitters/crocheters were working on this week…

Kathy has just recently moved to the area from out-of-state.  We are so happy that she has decided to join up on Tuesday nights.  This week she brought a beautiful scarf that she had already finished.  Kathy took an interesting stitch pattern that she liked, expanded it to scarf width and went to town!  The yarn is a mystery… (stash busting and all that jazz).

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But she was not done!  Kathy loves to make “wristers”, a.k.a. fingerless mitts.  Her favorite pattern is from Fox Geese & Fences. The blue stripe is Brown Sheep but the rest…you guessed it…stash busting mystery yarn.

ImageHere are samples from two pair that she has already completed.  If you look closely to the bottom left, you can see the next wrister project in her lap on needles.

Marie was happily engaged in mindless baby blanket crochet using a cotton yarn in springy greens, yellows and white.  This is the kind of soothing, project that is perfect for knitting groups because they don’t require a lot of concentration.

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Lucille, my mom and the face of the shop on Thursdays, is working on secret Christmas knitting using a combination of yarns from the “Wall of Yarn Adventure”.  It may be secret but I’m going to show you anyway.  She has adapted the Berroco pattern Maracajau that I made in a very Berroco Origami a few summers ago.

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We joked that Lucille dressed to match Marie’s blanket since her sweater was in the same colorway.

Lorraine, Lucille’s sister and my aunt, has just taken up knitting again.  She is making a cowl that I loosely designed for her in Jojoland Rhythm.  I think she’s really having a good time with it and we love having her come knit with us!

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Lois brought a new project that was nearly complete!  Hannah’s jacket from What to Knit When You’re Expecting.  She is using Caron’s Simply Soft baby, I think.  Adorable!!!

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Christine came in wearing Wendy Johnson’s mystery shawlette.  Christine cast this on in Quince’s Finch, in the Egret colorway that she bought with birthday money!!!!  Woohoo!  Christine is in many ways my knitting idol.  When she buys yarn it has a job.  She makes what she plans on making AND she wears everything she makes!  As a process knitter, I am truly envious.

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Remember Christine’s laptop case in alapaca from last week?  This week she is using the same yarn, size 0 needles and is making a potato chip scarf much like her Aunt was making last week.

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Once again, this post is late but FULL of great things.  I’m so lucky to have such a great Tuesday group.  I hope you’ll consider joining us sometime. 

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5 Responses to “What are the KAN/CANers Up To?”

  1. Rollie Abkowitz May 20, 2013 at 7:43 pm #

    I would love to know where you are located. It would be nice to come to your tuesday nights. Rollie

  2. Erin McDonald May 21, 2013 at 11:20 am #

    I would love to hear where your knitters/crocheters find inspiration? Do they always check out Ravelry or magazines, or do they dive into their knitting library? Is there an online resource I don’t know of? I hope to hear of some new inspiration spots!

    • hidingfromthekids May 23, 2013 at 6:59 pm #

      Hi Erin,
      I think many of the knitters in my group actually self-design their patterns or are using patterns they have made numerous times before. We are hoping to start working on some KAL’s in the near future so maybe we can flush out some new inspiration then!

  3. Rollie Abkowitz May 23, 2013 at 3:49 pm #

    I would love to know where you are located. Thank you, Rollie Stitchkeepers

    • hidingfromthekids May 23, 2013 at 6:58 pm #

      Rollie, We are located in Biddeford, ME on Main Street across from the Happy Dragon Chinese restaurant in the old Pepperell Mill.

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