Friday, November 16, 2012

Project Gallery November 2012

Jeanne has been very busy.  She knit up a pair of socks from her own handspun yarn, made some fingerless gloves, and crocheted up a bunch of motifs (see the meeting summary post for a picture of these).  She also made this thread tapestry technique purse; a number of our members have made this purse pattern, but none used such a fine yarn.  Jeanne is a fan of Jojoland yarns.  This wave scarf (in Jojoland Melody) is yet-to-be blocked, but you can still see how well the yarn works with this pattern.

Jen attended her first meeting and brought this scarf to show her skill.  Like many of us, she learned to crochet as a child and returned to it later in life.  The subtle color shift in this yarn works well with the simple stitch pattern.

Erin is doing some stash busting with this afghan.  You would
never know it by looking at this example, but Erin is a newer crocheter.  She's doing very well, don't you think?  She also received some great feedback on the wire crochet bracelets she made for the PPMUC art fair (pictures of these can be found in the October Project Gallery).

Marilee is a fan of vintage crochet. She picked up the vintage pink hotpad at a garage sale and copied the design to produce the lavender hotpad.

It is really, really hard to photograph dark colors when you have your camera set on automatic.  The yarn is llama and the color (which doesn't show very well here) is a beautiful midnight blue.  Joy's broomstick lace shawl is still in progress and yet to be blocked.  Joy is using an interesting technique:  she places the knitting needle between her knees and works vertically instead of horizontally.  She is making this rectangular shawl long enough to wrap twice around her body.

Julie made a baby blanket using a chunky yarn, the colors of which are brighter than appear here.  Although it is fun to make lacy blankets, many parents prefer more solid ones so that the baby's fingers don't get caught in the holes.

Oh boy, another case of the camera fooling the eye.  Would you believe these cute fish mittens are made from the same yarns as the hat and scarf?  The hat and scarf are a good illustration of how differently variegated yarn works when knitting or crocheting.

On the left we have a close-up of the stitch pattern Joan used in a
circle shrug.  The bulky alpaca yarn is a cushy soft dream--everyone who touched it simply said "ooooooh."  This garment is very deceptive.  Folded in half and held up by the sleeves, the body seems extremely wide and the sleeves too small.  But flip up the bottom edge and insert your arms into the sleeves and you have a large shawl collar and a rounded bottom edge.  The pattern is by Carolyn Christmas.