I wrote so much about the Yarn Crawl that I almost forgot to share the news of the latest meeting of the St. Louis Crochet Club. We met August 17, 2011 and there was lots of show ‘n tell. In addition, one of our members was one of the Grand Prize Winners of the yarn shop giveaway from the Yarn Crawl. We had fun! Here’s the round up.
DJ shared a Green Lantern afghan for her grandson. It was crocheted in lime green and black in random width stripes. Her grandson will be very pleased!
Mandy – who has just started back to college to earn her degree in Textiles had knitted a beautiful version of Georgia’s (Hearthstone’s owner) original pattern, Pharoese Shawlette. She also had knit several pairs of socks. Her WIP is a an afghan made of scraps of sock yarn. She had completed her first square. She also had knit the Live Oak Shawlette and was in possession of a lovely skein of handspun yarn in a cinnamon spice color.
Valli is swatching again, this time in offset shells using FPSC to make a skirt.
Cathy showed a very cool market bag in tunisian. The stitch created a very substantial bag and a lovely stitch pattern. She was also working on a babyghan using my favorite diagonal crazy stitch pattern with Bernat Socks yarn.
Janna had completed her large cup cozy that perfectly fits her Super Big Gulp soda container. She is working on the Wald Blanket in Berroco sock yarn.
Katie brought in several complete babyghans to show us. One is in Homespun in diagonal crazy stitch in purple and gray. Another is an heirloom lace design in cream. Another is a star shaped babyghan she made using 30 different balls of scraps to very nice effect. Her WIP is a pastel blue and green giraffe print.
Ronnie shared her usual large stash of FO’s. She had made a doll blanket with leftover yarn, a Frilly Leaves Scarf using Queensland Rustic DK, a Queen Anne’s lace skirt in exquisite Panda silk in cream (a shell stitch confection that is stunning!), and had two WIP’s, one a Queen Anne’s Lace Scarf using red sock yarn and the Lace Skirt of Linda Permann’s, side to side in browns Queensland Rustica. The design is from Inside Crochet #18.
Joan had crocheted a beautiful babyghan in lavender and white single crochet ripples and knitted a matching cap and booties. Her WIP iw a knit sweater.
Tessa showed off a lovely broomstick lace bracelet and a knit scarf.
Mary was busy looming then learning to make a broomstick lace scarf.
Marti showed off her Great Grandmother Ethel’s 1910 Grape and Leaf Motif collar which she has beautifully framed. Marti is working on reproducing the pattern using modern thread. You can see more of this heirloom collar on Marti’s blog, www.marthawinger.com/blog which she has just recently relaunched.
Georgia showed off two WIP’s. A babyghan in pastel blocks of cat faces (too, too cute) and a Yarns of Italy sample that will be kitted to include her knit design. The yarn is a scrumptious combination of alpaca and metallic, laceweight and boucle that works up into a truly unusual and stunning shawl.
My show ‘n tell consisted of a couple of Urban Shells scarves in sock yarn and a babyghan in white/lime/aqua/blue Bernat baby yarn.
Then, there was Rita, the Grand Prize Winner. She had a few pairs of knit socks to show off in addition to samples of her overdyed yarn that stated life as Kroy sock yarn in a not so cute color. She had also crocheted a stunning v-shaped shawl from mill ends in fall colors and a LB Homespun scarf from an edging pattern. Of course, the swag from the Yarn Crawl was remarkable! Here goes:
two knit books – both huge
a handwoven kit to make a cute little purse
10 skeins of Cherub DK yarn
450 yards of Dream In Color fingering yarn
Entrelac Cap knit kit
Skacel stole kit
Namaste Pouch Classic Hip Holster
Don’t you think they could have divided up some of that swag and ‘shared the wealth’? Honestly, it’s great that someone who both knits and crochets won this great prize package. She’ll enjoy it and will share some of it with the rest of us in the form of future shown ‘n tell.
By jd wolfe