Thursday, December 27, 2012

Seminar coming in Raleigh

Yes, you read that correctly.  The Carolinas Machine Knitters are planning another seminar in Raleigh.  Sept. 20 and 21 we will be at St. Giles Church just off Glenwood Ave (US 70) the same place we were in 2011.

I still need to contact a motel for sleeping rooms and still need to finalize other details.

We have contacted 2 demonstrators and are looking forward to an inspiring, but laid back seminar.  I'll write more as the details are ironed out.

Cheating, Ha, Ha, Ha

I know, this is supposed to be  about machine knitting, so I guess you could say I have "cheated" by handknitting these two sweaters for my grandkids. I was doing a lot of riding in a car so I handknit these out of an acrylic yarn called Kids Rock.  The pink cardigan is for Helena and is big, intentionally. I did that in case I did not get finished before she outgrew it. She found the sweater in my knitting bag, still in progress and declared that she loved it!  Of course I had to finish it for Christmas. She still loved it so much she put it on right away and wore it all evening. How's that for a 4 year old's appreciation of my work!!

The red sweater is a pullover which uses the same yarn different color. I did not like the pattern's zippered neckline, so I just crocheted around the neckline split and made a tiny collar. I did a crocheted loop to fasted with the greenish button, but added a couple of others just because.  We know this is big for the 15 month old Tyler, but we don't know how big, because he was constantly in motion!!
I am so happy to have finished them in time.  I am glad that the two older grandsons (9 and 11) did not care that I had not made them something this time.  But I am sure they would have been appreciative IF I had made them something. I am so lucky.