February’s Fiber Frenzy

February’s knitting guild meeting was full of fabulous projects during shown & tell, lots of Sock Yarn Blankets, a great time with friends, and a program on Applied I-Cord! We had such a great time, in spite of the on-going construction in the building (which should be finished by April).

Here are some of the Show & Tell projects (sorry, some of the photos did not turnout due to the lighting)

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Program: Applied I-Cord

Sandee led us through a brief demonstration and explanation of knitting on an Applied I-Cord. The handout is available on our website under Favorite Things.

 

Sock Yarn Blanket KAL

This is an on-going KAL, so if you find yourself without a project feel free to cast on and join us! Details are in our Ravelry Group page. Looking for more mini skeins? If you find yourself running out, here is a link to purchase bags of “sock yarn mini skeins” on Etsy. We will add additional links and resources to the Ravelry Group discussion.

We will continue to swap mini-skeins (approx. 30yds each) at our monthly meetings until people stop bringing them. We expect this is a long-term project for many of us…or as Marnette says “her nursing home blanket”.  Diane won the drawing for the Louet Yarn Dyeing kit!  We will continue to have drawings and “mini-challenges” to help encourage you along the way!

Creative Idea: Jeanne from The Shivering Sheep leaves a longer tail after knitting each mitered square and then uses it to embroider small, random designs on the top of the blanket (instead of weaving them in). This gives her blanket a delightful, fun look!

(sorry, I forgot to get a close-up, but you can see it in the image above)

Thanks for hanging in there with the construction. We truly appreciate the Courthouse providing us free space that can hold 20-40 people!

 

Have a wonderful weekend filled with fiber and stay warm my friends,

Kim

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