Thanks to all who participated. We loved seeing you and your wearables on the 'run way'!
If you've been wanting to try out charted patterns, be sure to head over to the Pierrot pattern page, from Gosyo Co., Ltd. This is where they put their English translations of Japanese patterns from all categories in both knit and crochet. The patterns here are charted, but the important information is translated to English already. They also have a Ravelry page where you can filter the patterns into different categories, see the projects for the different patterns, and see the patterns that haven't been translated - since they are charted, you may still want to try them. There are some intricate patterns, but also a lot of simple patterns, like the tawashi pattern, which comes in both knit and crochet versions. It is a handy dish scrubbie, especially when made in acrylic yarn, which stays colorful, and it is a great first project for charted work.
The site is updated often with new patterns, and is a great place to get project inspiration!
Thank YOU Sylvia for a fascinating support spindle spinning demo.
Welcome newcomers Leah Vaughn, Edie Leskin, and Debbie Eckstrom and 'visitor' Jeanne Norris, Denise Hutchins and Susan Merritt (tatting/bobbin lace teacher).
And here's what we are working on:
Laura: finished Norwegian lavendar cotton baby hat for donation and started Church Purse
Cynthia - brought several Gifts for Grannies and Baby Hats for donation. Converted the knit NICU square pattern to crochet and crocheted a test square for donation (yes, during this meetup) . Started a brown cowled poncho.
Cynthia C - wants to learn to knit socks in 2015 and is knitting with a pretty olive green yarn
Jessica - is knitting neon orange and blue socks two at a time
newcomer Edie - is knitting a sage basketweave blanket for her 1st project! Thanks Karen for helping her get back on track.
Carolyn - knitting in a pretty darker blue yarn
Nancy - crochet a soft pink granny stitch scarf to go with a hat for donation.
newcomer Debbie - just retired and is investigating her free-time options
Hannelore - finishing her hubby's Christmas gift socks on dpns
newcomer Denise - has her first grandbaby and is crocheting
newcomer Leah - taught herself to knit and is knitting a garter stitch gray blanket wonderfully
Ruth - knitting a diamond pattern blanket
Gayle - has her blog still going strong (Christian humorist) and knititng with pink yarn on dpns
"visitor" Jeanne :-) & Sharon - crocheting hotpads
Donna - knit baby booties for Sharon's greatgrandbaby being born in Germany during this meetup. Donated 5 adult bibs for "Gifts for Grannies" and 3 baby hats for local newborns.
Sylvia - knitting her second warm mitten in the pair
Lauren - hand made adult and baby hats for donation. Thank you. And already has her Christmas gift drop spindle in work.
Glenda - crocheting a scarf.
Karen - finished her darling Tardis shawl and started a knit blue/white hat. She has whittled her WIP pile to one now!
Pat - crocheting baby hats galore. Collected Baby Hats for donation/
MCC Bobbin Lace & Tatting teacher Susan - came to town for Sylvia's interesting Spinning Demo.
On Tuesday Jan 13th we will hold our Knitting & Crochet Meetup at South Waco Library, 2737 South 18th Street, Waco, TX 5pm - 7pm in the Meeting Room (front left) with Support Spindle Spinning Demo by Waco Knitter Sylvia.
If you have either a drop or a supported spindle, bring it! Sylvia will mainly be talking about supported spinning but she can help you with either.
All welcome. Bring a friend. Free.
Recap SSK Jan 1st: Sylvia, Cindy R, Cynthia, Kimberly, Mindy, Ruth, Kaitlain & hubby Liam and son KC, Sara, Glenda, Donna & Laura braved the rain and met at Summer Palace for a nice buffet, fellowship & knitting. Good way to start 2015!