I started a little chick in an egg as an Easter idea. Christine is knitting a rabbit. Apart from that, we didn't get very 'Eastery'! Everyone's far too focussed on the exhibition. Barbara D brought along her magnificent scarecrow! She insists he's not finished yet, although it's hard to see how he can be improved.
Jennie's roses are looking stunning, as her arty scarves with matching hats. Elona's flowers are a definite work of art, and Natasha's baby blanket is so cool. Trudi's finished her pumpkin - it's gorgeous. She's onto mushrooms now. Sian showed us the amazing pohutukawa flowers she has designed - we need to keep making leaves for the tree - Sian will provide the wool. She will do the flowers - no photo yet - I'll save that one!
Many are contributing to the fast-growing scarf, with all sorts of embellishments, colours and textures, and we are also now making insects, etc. Keep the leaves coming - I think we'll probably have enough flowers soon.
We're still having fun!! Not as many people came this week - just as long as you keep knitting, people!
The weather was very cold today - a south-westerly blowing straight off the estuary, brrrr. And now, with daylight saving finished, it's very dark very early. A great lot of people are coming to these classes though - all three groups are great fun, and very productive too.
Today I handed out a sheet for each person to give me a little 'blurb' about themselves and their experiences of knitting and crochet and their attitudes towards knitting as art. This info, along with a photo of each, will go into a booklet for sale (to cover costs) during the exhibition. I'll also email the form so those who weren't there today (if they have email) also have a copy.
Irish Hiking Scarf pattern
approx. 350 yards of worsted weight yarn
size 8 US needles and a cable needle or one double pointed needle
(Feel free to use chubbier yarn and/or larger needles to make a giant scarf. It will look just as lovely!)
Finished size, approx. 5 ½” x 55”
Cast on 42 stitches.
Row 1. (WS) K2, P2, K2, P6, K2, P2, K2, P6, K2, P2, K2, P6, K2, P2, K2
Row 2. (RS) K4, P2, K6, P2, K2, P2, K6, P2, K2, P2, K6, P2, K4
Row 3. (WS) repeat row 1
Row 4. (RS) repeat row 2
Row 5. (WS) repeat row 1.
Row 6. (RS) repeat row 2.
Row 7. (WS) repeat row 1.
Row 8. (RS) K4, P2, C6F, P2, K2, P2, C6F, P2, K2, P2, C6F, P2, K4
Repeat these rows to desired length, ending on row 7. Bind off.
C6F = Slip 3 sts. onto a cable needle and hold to front of work. K3, then K the 3 sts. off cable needle.
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