KAN/CAN Update for the Week of 5/19 and Some Interesting Bits…

22 May

Well last night was another exciting and busy night with old friends and new gathering for some knitting, crocheting and lots of laughs!  Here is a brief rundown of what everyone is up to both with FOs and WIPs…

Helene finished this beautiful baby sweater set a Cabin Fever pattern called Sam, Sadira and Katie.  She used the same pretty variegated cotton yarn her sister Marie was using to make a baby blanket in a previous blogpost.

Here is Helene’s set:

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And Marie’s blanket…

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Helene also brought in a baby doll outfit she made using size 10 crochet cotton (almost thread thin!)

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This pattern was a combination of the top of one pattern, the bottom of another, the sleeves of another etc.  But I think the outcome is sensational!  Marie was “sick to death” of the baby blanket so she went for some immediate gratification knitting and worked on a dishcloth.

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One of our Lindas was working on the Horseshoe Throw.  Linda is using yarn she purchased from the “Wall of Yarn Adventure”.  It is in a lovely pale blue.

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Doris continues to work away at the coral afghan with the basketweave pattern…

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And daughter Christine, perseveres on the potato chip scarf.  With such tiny needles and such tiny yarn this scarf is a beautiful labor of love!

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Christine’s Aunt Jenine was also making terrific progress on her potato chip scarf…

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Lois finished Hannah’s jacket from What to Expect When You’re Expecting.  Didn’t it come out great!

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She also brought along an adorable market basket that has a felted bottom!

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Donna brought in a commissioned crochet piece to work on sewing the ends.  Since it is a surprise I have decided to withhold the pictures until I am assured that it is okay to share.   But one thing Donna made that I CAN share is this adorable hat using the rest of the Jaggerspun superwash wool I gave her to make the baby sweater shop sample.

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Linda H stopped by with two eagerly anticipated Finished Objects. The first is a sweater called “Move” made from yarn from “The Wall”.   I have been in love with the color combination and Linda has been in love with the interesting technique used to create this top down sweater.

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And…the anticipation is over.. the Icelandic zippered vest is finished!  Again using some of the yarn from “The Wall” with other yarn.  How GORGEOUS is this?  I think this will be the envy of all the other “Icelandians” when she goes there for a visit!

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In closing I want to offer a shout out to the new folks who joined us last night.   I forgot to photograph their works in progress but hopefully they will come back next week and I can introduce you to them at that time.

NOW for some interesting bits!!!

First of all, last week a representative from Angus King’s office came to our neighborhood for a tour of the dye house.  Bonnie Pothier, visited along with Elaine Palmitessa of Goodwill Industries.  It’s always fun to have company and they were so enthusiastic about the yarn!

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Second:

Remember this from the FB page…?

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On May 30th, the Saco River Dye House will be launching a Kickstarter campaign to raise funding for some equipment that will allow them to expand the type of dyeing they can do.   Many of the KAN/CANers saw a preview of the video footage a couple of weeks ago.  I will let you know as soon as it goes live!

Third:

The Mittens for the Maine Children’s Home

are knitting away furiously to get 1600 pairs of mittens done for the Christmas boxes.  If you are interested in helping out, please join their FB page.  They are also on Ravelry.  Mittens of every size and color are more than welcome.

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h, last but not least…Saco River Yarn’s hours are changing!!!  I will now be open Monday 10-5, Tuesday 10-8, Wednesday -Friday 10-5 p.m. and Saturday 9-2pm.  I hope that these extended hours will help you to find time to stop in and say hello or stop by, grab a seat on the sofa and work on your project for a bit.

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2 Responses to “KAN/CAN Update for the Week of 5/19 and Some Interesting Bits…”

  1. Jen May 22, 2013 at 9:13 pm #

    Is there a pattern for the market basket with the felted bottom? It looks very interesting.

    • hidingfromthekids May 23, 2013 at 6:56 pm #

      Hi Jen! I’m not sure. I will check with Lois next Tuesday and post it on next week’s blog.

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