Joan brought a felted royal blue messenger bag that she designed and created for her granddaughter. She took a class at the Northfield Yarn Shop with her daughter and grandkids (ages 7 and 9) on needle felting, and the messenger bag is decorated with a motif her granddaughter made! It took her from May to August to finish the project, but it is worth it. The bag is awesome. It is made from Lamb’s Pride, a blend of 85% wool and 15% mohair that felts us beautifully.
Jen shared a baby blanket that she made using her grandmother’s magazine pattern from the 1960’s. It is called “Easy Stitch Baby Afghan”, and looks like a granny square although it is mostly chains and double crochets. She made it up with leftover acrylic yarn in pink and green. We love the “easy” aspect of this project.Unfortunately, we didn't get a picture of the blanket so maybe she'll have to
Jen also shared some washcloths she made while practicing the Tunisian stitch. She used her double-ended hook to double crochet one way and single crochet the other, creating an interesting pattern.
Gail shared a flower pot with a chevron design that she made in orange, rust and cream using the tapestry technique. She also had a swatch of a “thermal stitch” which was a double thickness done with one stitch which many requested she teach us how to do! In addition, she reported on the many classes that she attended at the Knit & Crochet Show in
Indianapolis in July and showed us swatches from all of them.
Jo shared her ribbons from the Anoka County Fair for her maroon sweater (Sweepstakes), yellow filet centerpiece (blue ribbon), blue/green shawlette (blue ribbon), and green wire beaded bracelet (white ribbon). All these items have been explained in previous posts. She plans to enter some of these items in the State Fair as well!
We had asked members to bring in Tunisian samples and Joy brought two afghans she made many years ago with the Tunisian simple stitch. Each had cross-stitch embellishments on them. The white afghan was done before she learned to do embellishments properly so the reverse side is messy. The flowered afghan was created in panels, and she did the counted cross-stitch properly on this throw, creating a stunning piece of work.
Julie had a number of scarfs to show us, all of them made with various Tunisian techniques. The first was from the Wingspan pattern on Ravelry - made with Hoops & Threads Woodlands colorway yarn (wool, nylon and polyester) in a lovely mix of oranges/rusts/reds.
Last but not least, Betsy shared an amigurumi mouse that she made from a Ravelry cat toy pattern. It was bright pink with a sparkly tail and sparkly whiskers, and everyone loved it!