Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Baby Showers and Yarn Showers

Secret Knitting business has been afoot.
Over the course of the last months of last year and the early months of this year we managed to create a network of knitters to complete squares for a blanket for RoseRed's soon to arrive new family member. You can see her baby shower blog via the link for the rest of her spoils
The right most pic in the first row is a special addition from Zephyrama a wonderful tradition from their local Hunter knitting group.

Bells and DrK (of a Room of My Own) organised a wonderful group of knitters for a baby shower that was awesomely catered on Sunday.

Knitters far and wide (too many too mention)
MissFee and I worked together to sew them up and block them. The end result is quite spectacular. The project started with our Thursday night group but extended to a wider circle of Australian knitters.

The yarn is Debbie Bliss Cashmerino

I have also been aquiring more yarn (surprise)
  • Knitabulous Lace in Mumbai Skies (the last of the Indian Summer Club)
  • Malabrigo Lace in Hummingbird and Madeline Tosh Lace in Clemitis
  • Knitabulous Merino Sock the first of the Black Japan yarn Club in goregous brown, gold and greens.

And whilst tying this I may have had an extra skein of STR arrive to finish a shawl (with some companion lace)

On the spinning front I have been madly trying to complete the 300g of Vintage Merino in goregous Wine colours so I have more handspun for Knitting Camp on the Anzac Day weekend. I have about a bobbins worth yet to spin then the plying starts.

And on the knitting front the boring ties on the Stardust cardigan continue intermittently but my favourite knit is the Clapotis in the Ewe Give Me The Knits Magic Ball Handspun.


Bells said...

so many people did such great stuff for this - you and Miss Fee on the blanket were amazing. Hats off to you both!

Rose Red said...

You did such a great job on the blanket!! I was totally surprised and blown away!

Loving your spinning - great colours! (and hey, if you don't get it done in time for the camp, you can always take your wheel too!)

DrK said...

goddam you have been busy! and your handspun is just to die for jody. i love that you can get it so fine and smooth when you are only such a newbie, relatively speaking. and thanks so much for all your work on the blankie, it came out beautifully xx

LynS said...

Thanks for the pics, Jody. I'm still regretting that I took none myself on Sunday.

And huge thanks to you and Fee for the splendid job you did in organising the blanket and all the sewing up. Heroes, both of you.

Your productivity? I've come to accept that there's just no end to it. Humbling.

1funkyknitwit said...

Jane has the right idea about bringing wheel to the camp :D
The colour your spinning is divine and as usual can't wait to see it ~ inspiring and in awe.

Sel and Poivre said...

That is one fabulous creation - and the fact so many were involved makes it even better. I love how graphic some of the squares are! Beautiful job!