On the third Monday of the month a group of enthusiastic knitters meet in the Resource Room at the Duxbury Free Library. From 6:00 - 8:00 you can find knitters of various skill levels with yarn between their fingers. We would love you to join us. If you can't, follow us here!

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Monday Night Knitting Group

After a cold and snowy winter, the Monday Night Knitting group was back in full force last night!! It was so nice to have a full room of knitters . . . and a spinner too! Pat brought in her spinning wheel to give us a little demonstration.

Pat is going to knit a pair of socks with the yarn she is spinning. She is trying for a self striping pattern . . . we'll see!!

Pat not only spins  . . . but she weaves too. She came in wearing this gorgeous cape/poncho that she made.  We all fell in love with it. She was nice enough to let us try it on. Here is Linda modeling it.

It's enough to make me want to learn to weave!!

Joan S. is making another baby sweater . . . look how cute with this sailboat that is created with a few well placed purl stitches!

Lizzie is making hand warmers . . . you can see the luscious cranberry color . . . but you should feel how soft they are! 

Joan M. is working on socks . . . great spring color. (I think anyways. I haven't seen grass for so long . . . I think it's green! All I really know is that snow is white!)

Janet is making a scarf for a cute little guy (he must be cute, he is related to her and she is so nice!). I like the two color/half split that she did. Way to get the best yardage out of your yarn Janet!!

Marguerite is working on an afghan. Isn't it awesome? One row has one-heck-of-a-lot-of stitches in it! But, wow.

I love our group of familiar faces . . . new projects . . . and this week we had Jackie join us. (I hope we didn't scare her away). 

Join us sometime. 

Until next time, keep your nose in a book or your fingers in fiber.

Saturday, March 7, 2015

6 Is the New 2-4

I sat down this morning to work on my knitting and thought to myself, 'Geesh, this sweater is taking forever!' I wondered why . . . and then I realized that I have been so busy making these wonderful piles of snow in my yard that I haven't had time to knit, to clean house, to blog . . . really no time to do anything . . . except of course to add to the wonderful piles . . . every 3 days . . . and then fall asleep at night.

I tried to be optimistic and think that since I haven't had time to shop,  I am saving money. It's also like having a free gym in my yard . . . I am getting better arm strength and I have lost 5 pounds.

But still . . . my knitting is languishing in my bag . . . I should be working on the sleeves by now and I am still on the back!

Then the slap in the face happened yesterday. The forecast was 2-4 inches . . . and yet when I measured it . . . after it had sat in the sun and even melted or settled a little . . . 

. . . well I ask you . . . does that look like 2-4 inches to you??!! My 'You can Prevent Forest Fires' ruler clearly shows a strong 6 inches!!

Let's face it. If a knitter measured like a weatherman, nothing would ever fit. Sleeves would be hanging down to your knuckles and crew necks would look like cowl necks. 

Don't let it happen to you. When you measure your knitting, don't do it with it in your lap. . . and don't lean over and put it on the empty spot next to you on the couch. Get up, and place it on a flat, smooth surface. Yes, you even have to move your table cloth. That way your piece won't 'stick' to anything and you will get an accurate measurement. 

Otherwise you may end up with 'Weatherman Measurements'. And no knitting deserves that.

Until next time, keep your nose in a book or your fingers in fiber.