Wednesday, November 29, 2006

When Fiber Friends Gather.....

For well over 12 years I've been knitting on Tuesday nights with friends! First it began at Faith's Fiber Arts Studio where I first learned to spin and increase my knitting skills;I miss her so much. Then Faith moved and Sue of RI Handspun invited us to her shop for Tuesday night knit ins; she continued the Tuesday tradition that has made our gatherings so much fun.

Last night was no exception: Carol R showed up with her woven treasures...her lovely handspun/handwoven shawl, her handwoven special technique shawl in plaid and her Bartlett blanket. The woman is steeped in weaving lately!




Judy arrived sporting her Shetland Triangle shawl knitted with her hand dyed yarn and beads. It is a tribute to her knitting and dyeing skills. The autumnal green in the shawl is a delight to the eye!



Gail brings such panache to the group. Here she holds a lovely striped hat in merino that she knitted for her grandson. What a lucky baby boy. She also is wearing a wonderful shrug she knitted; she added a special pin that we all admired.




Muriel provided us with inspiration as always. She wore a sweater that we want to reinterpret in handspun yarns.

Sue is the needle felting queen....check out her snowman progression. It is as always such a well executed needle felted sculpture that Sue designs. Of course, she's created another felted treasure for her granddaughter complete with Beatrix Potter buttons. Lastly she's begun a needle felted Nativity Set which is lovely in its simplicity....


My contirbution for the night was a skein of hand dyed handspun roving that is lovely to the touch. I have only 250 yards...what shall I make with it? It's between fingering and DK weight.

9 comments:

AR said...

Great pictures. Thanks for sharing.

Marisa said...

hmmm, that cat with the snowmen at Sue's looks familar....

Kristen said...

What beautiful items you all have made. You captured Judy's beads nicely in the photo.

Cindy said...

Hi, you don't know me but I am a fellow knitter named Cindy- so you are the reason I couldn't use "cindyknits" and had to use my nickname instead! Ah well. I enjoyed your photos, the shawl is GORGEOUS and inspiring! I will stop back in and say Hi again.

Anonymous said...

250 yds should make a hat or two. It's a lovely color!

Beth S. said...

You're lucky to have such a great group of friends nearby! I'd love a chance to see Judy every week. :-)

250 yds = mittens, maybe?

Kim said...

What a talented group of women! Your yarn is lovely!

Monica said...

That first photo of Judy's shawl shows off the beads nicely. And those snowmen are a trip!

You could combine your handspun with another color, say black, and do a fair isle type hat or mittens.

Looking forward to seeing what you do with your Crosspatch Creations!

Judith said...

Wow! Such a talented group. So nice to see what you have all been working on.