Sunday, March 16, 2008

Spinners and Finished Sweater

Yesterday was the spinners group. It is always such fun to go and see what everyone is working on. It's also fun to catch up with the people who don't attend very often. We had about eleven people in and out of there during the day which is a pretty good turn out.

We almost always have pot-luck lunch and it is really good. Becky served a quiche this time and others brought salads, pickled green beans, steamed asparagus in a cream sauce, and lots of sweets for after lunch. Valerie made some really good bread with a cinnamon butter that I really enjoyed.
Carol, in the orange sweater, was there this week. She hasn't been to spinners for almost a year. Life gets really crazy and sometimes in the way of us attending the monthly get together. She has been busy with all kinds of projects, as was every one else. In the top photo, you can see Sharon's spinning wheel with her silk challenge on the bobbin. She has some really pretty colors that she's dyed and I'm anxious to see what she will make with it.

Ok. I am normal and don't really like to have my picture taken. But, I do want to show that I completed Mr Greenjeans. It was made with stash yarn (Lion Brand wool-ease). It is a nice light-weight sweater. I am not too happy with the way the bottom half of the sweater sits. I should have put two buttons on it, because the cabling pulls the bottom of the sweater apart. One at the top of the cables and one at the bottom. I also made the sleeves a little longer. I don't care for 3/4 length sleeves.

I think I will make this sweater again, but it will have more modifications made to it. I think I will make it out of handspun and make it according to the directions until I get to the bottom cables and then I will join it and knit the cable section in the round. I think I would be more happy with it. I will also go down a couple more needle sizes on the sleeve cables. Oh well, live and learn.

I will still get a lot of use out of this sweater. I am planning on taking it with me when the boys and I head to DC this week. ES says the cherry blossoms have started and should be really pretty when we get there.

Happy knitting & spinning.

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