|1st Anniversary Cake|
"I have dug through the Knitting Guild's record book and I've found some interesting things in there. I'll do a recap of some of the events of the last 5 years. I'll also have a summary of some of the programs we have done. My, what we have learned! Come and enjoy!
We'll have an open forum-type meeting with our regular Show and Tell along with Yarn Crawl Show and Tell. Can't wait to see the treasures from Xpressions Yarn and Bead and the WI Alpaca & Fiber Fest.
Even if you didn't participate in the Yarn Crawl, I would still like to invite you to make the Like Magic Knit Scarf for an upcoming Show and Tell. It would be a lot of fun to see the same project made by different knitters." --Julie Lefevre
I agree that it would be fun to see the same project made by a bunch of us. I printed off the pattern and checked my Ravelry stash to see what sport yarns I have with the yardage the pattern requires. (I'm determined to knit from stash all year if I can.) I've read and reread the pattern and it seems fairly straightforward. Now all I need are about 325 size 6/0 beads and I can play along. (Hmm, I wonder if I might have some beads that size... I don't have many beads but I should go look.) Think about playing along too. This looks like a great "summer" project--because who wants a lap full of wool in the summer?
Are you working on a "stash" project? (Last month's President's Corner suggestion.) I resurrected a sweater that I started in 2010. The back was done, the front almost done, and I had started the cuffs 2-at-a-time. In her President's letter, Julie said she had a gauge issue with her stash project, had ripped and restarted twice. I had a measurement issue in that the armholes of the front were about 1 1/4" shorter than the armholes of the back. Oops. I thought they were the same until I blocked the pieces, laid them one on top of the other and discovered the problem. (This is a powerful argument in favor of blocking before seaming up.) It was an easy fix to frog back the shoulder decreases, slide in a lifeline (for easy measuring), and knit up to where it was supposed to be in the first place, THEN do the shoulder decreases. I finished the sleeves on Tuesday so the sleeves and fixed front got an overnight soak in wool wash then this morning I patted them into shape to dry. I had hoped to have it finished for next Thursday's Show and Tell but once the pieces are dry I have to seam the shoulders, knit the collar, then seam the sleeves on and sew the sides, so maybe not a whole finished sweater by Thursday but close. Not to brag (okay, yes, I'm bragging, I admit it), I resurrected another WIP from 2010 (was that the "year of abandoned projects?") to knit on while the sweater parts dry.