Saturday, May 5, 2007

FO Show

My Saturday morning knitting group was awash in FO's today. Thelma has been working for months on a baby blanket which features the alphabet. She choose a beautiful hazy purple yarn rather than a traditional blue or pink. The finished result speaks for itself.
The pattern is the entire alphabet. The letters are formed by knitted lace. This blanket is knitted in one piece. It is not made up of individual squares. Therefore, the knitter has to be careful across the entire row.
The close up at the left shows some of the detail of the blocks. (It was taken before the blanket was blocked).
Once the center portion of the blanket was completed, Thelma added lace edging around the entire circumference.
This is not a project for a beginning knitter. Thelma said that it was somewhat difficult to keep track of the pattern. In addition, mistakes were often not readily apparent until several rows had been knitted, necessitating frogging and reknitting. However, the finished result was worth the time and effort.
Thelma was all smiles as she completed mattress stitching the edging together.
Marie will be traveling to Holland on Thursday to visit family. She has been hard at work over that past several weeks knitting and felting these coin purses to give to her family members.
Vi is all smiles as she models the sweater from the cover of Sublime Yarns pattern book number 602.
We also have a sweater from the same book that is being shown by the shop dog, Scooter. Scooter is a dark grey cock-a-poo sitting in the chair next to the finished sweater. Unfortunately, he is nearly impossible to see in the photo but trust me, he is very cute.

I have just started blocking the next piece of the afghan. I should be able to post a photograph tomorrow.


Kim in Oregon said...

Happy Knitters make me smile!

Danielle said...

Those are all great projects.