Sunday, October 28, 2012

"Is the car still running..."

 Saturday was the  33rd Annual Harvest of Handwovens Show and Sale of The Handweavers of the Valley
A Beautiful Tapestry for the Handweavers of the Valley
Getting ready for the ride to Exeter
Gail showing us her recently finished hand knit socks!


  Beautiful Handwoven Tea Towels and Dish Cloths

 Handwoven Scarf
 Demonstrating a hand carder

Display of Cotton process from plant to fiber

Fiber Display

Needle Felted Nativity Set by an 11 year old

Display of Needle Felting

Handwoven Baby Blankets for sale
Suzanne and Cookie admiring the handwoven scarves

A display of Llama items

Toni and gourd baskets she designs and makes

Hand dyed Mohair Locks

Deb trying on a beautiful handwoven jacket

Gail in awe ~ beautiful felted cats

Ann demonstrating her spinning talent

Cookie and Caryn ~ such nice yarn...hard to decide...

Yummy! Delicious lemon cookie just out of the oven!

Mural on the side of an old brick building ~ one of many murals around Exeter

Wildflower Cafe ~ A great little place for lunch

Knit Together ~ Exeter's Local Yarn Shop

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

In Stitches...

We were kept in stitches of laughter last evening at knit night.

Of course, we did get knitting done as we went along...

Jane finished her wallaby for her grandson...

And Pat finished knitting a beautiful shawl.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Tuesday at Panera's

Every Tuesday evening a group of us get together at the local Panera Bread Company.  We never know how many will show up, but no matter because everyone has a great time.  We eat, drink, knit, crochet, chat, compare ideas, share projects, laugh...the list could go on and on.

This past Tuesday we had a 'full house'.  It was wonderful having so many together at one time.

Now, this young lady is Annie.  She designed and knitted a "Sherlock Holmes" doll as a gift for her sister.

 Look at the detail!  Annie is a remarkable young woman.
 And look at those teeny, tiny buttons on the back of his coat.  Unbelievable!

Annie's sister is one fortunate lady to have a sister like Annie.
So, if you're ever in the area on a Tuesday evening around 5:30ish stop in Panera's.  There's always room for one more.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Blocking our Knitted Items

This past weekend a group of us gathered at Jackie's home for some lessons on blocking our knitted items.  (Thank you Jackie for opening your beautiful home to the group)

Items to be blocked ranged from lace shawls, a child's sweater, and sweater pieces.

Suzanne demonstrated steam blocking, wet blocking and spray blocking ~

Lunch was potluck ~ deli sandwiches, pasta salad, salami rollups with cream cheese and pepperchinis followed by strawberry shortcake for dessert

(This post was written by Ruth ~  I was unable to attend this workshop ~ photos are courtesy of Suzanne and Cindy)