May 18, 2005

Guilds and Other Social Occasions

The subject was lace edgings on socks at the Lacy Knitters Guild meeting on Sunday. We made a sample sock with a garter-stitched edging:


The design is by Bev Dillon, Lacy Knitters Guild leader. We knitted the lace edging, then picked up and knitted the sock in stockinette downward, with a garter-stitch heel and toe. The great thing about a garter stitch edging on a sock cuff is that either side is the right side, so it can be worn up, or folded over as a cuff.

When I arrived at Lacy Knitters, I'd forgotten to bring my usual lace swatching yarn with me, but then discovered I had a ball of Jamieson's DK in Peach rolling around in my knitting bag, as well as an extra set of dpns in size 5. So that's what I used.

I didn't quite have time to finish the sock during the Guild meeting on Sunday, but found an extra half an hour the other evening after I'd taken Allegra to school to play in her orchestra concert. I sat in the audience while the kids were tuning their instruments before the concert, and was quite content to finish up the sock while waiting.

Tonight is the meeting of the Seattle Knitters Guild, and it's to be a Zip Code Social. I know my zip code is pretty far flung from Seattle, as are some of my Feral Knitters group members's zip codes. Will there be anybody besides our lonesome selves in our designated zip code seating area? I know the program co-chairs have been working very hard to ensure that won't happen.

I leave you with a picture of "Blackberry Currant," a little top that I almost might be inspired to knit, now that I'm getting to be such a good cable knitter from my multitudinous practice swatches for Level II of the Master Knitter program:

blackberrycurrant copy.jpg

This design by Jean Moss was published in the British magazine, Knitting (April 2005 issue). The yarn is Rowan Wool Cotton in the color Flower. (Oh, it looks like I need more practice with the scanner!)

Posted by Karen at May 18, 2005 05:05 PM

Oh, that is cute isn't it? Thanks for posting that Karen!

Posted by: Angela at May 19, 2005 05:17 PM

hell was in a handbasket on sunday and i didn't have babysitting for shannon, so i didn't get to go. phooey. i was looking forward to it. hopefully i will have better luck in june.

Posted by: marti at May 19, 2005 08:45 PM

I finished the one I had started at the meeting, and then later that evening knit two more out of little bits of handspun. Very cute. I think I may do a real sock using the slick little yo edge trick.

Posted by: kit at May 19, 2005 11:20 PM

Angela: If I had the cute young figure that you do, "Blackberry Currant" would be on my needles right now. Notice how short those sleeves are? This top isn't *that* much knitting...!

Marti: It is sooo funny how our paths so rarely cross at Lacy Knitters Guild! Do hope to see you there in June. (No meetings in July or August, remember.)

Kit: Okay, you win! I'll just crawl back to my corner and knit some more cable swatches now....

Posted by: Karen at May 20, 2005 01:49 AM

Ok, I'm convinced. I think Marcia's sending me the magazine and then I'll see what I want to knit it in.

(and the rubber arm goes boing, yet again)

sigh. ;)

Posted by: Angela at May 20, 2005 07:50 PM

Wooohoo, Angela! You go, girl!

Posted by: Karen at May 21, 2005 04:28 PM

Hi Karen,
The sweater is very cool looking! I love the details. Go for it! How are the swatches going? I have a fantasy that I will hear from TKGA when I get home from our trip next Wednesday. I don't really expect it back so soon, however.

I'm knitting up a storm here in Wisconsin. Hope to see you soon!

Posted by: Abby Cohen at May 26, 2005 04:18 PM