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Monday, March 1, 2010

Stitch, Learn---Make Friends too

Just about every month I've had the opportunity to meet a new lady who is passionate about crafts.  Rachel has been working on crochet squares which will be used to create a blanket.  She is excited about this particular blanket because she will give it to her mother this Christmas.  Among Rachel's other interests: painting ceramics, plastic canvas, cross stitch, quilling, etc..etc...
This was Rachel's second time attending Mint Hill's Stitch In and she sat next to another second time in attendance lady, Jill.  We have three Jills now.  Jill #3 recently started knitting and was fascinated watching how fast Rachel's work progressed.

This is the beautiful Ripple Crochet afghan that Natalie made using left over worsted weight yarn.

Shelia's Yarn Winder continues to gain popularity. It has been tested and tried by Jill who puts it to use every time Shelia brings it in.  She loved demonstrating it.

This is the spaghetti yarn mess Jill's mother handed her.
Nice cake of yarn made by the Yarn Winder.
Rita continues to work on her Walker bags and she was happy with the fabric donations she collected.
 Rita's detailed instructions for the Walker bags.
This is Jed, the moonshiner posing with his flask. 
With all the sewing Rita did, I don't think she made much progress on this new gnome.

Neily brought several knitted dish towels and wondered how much she could sell these for.  She found the pattern in one of the Mason Dixon booksShe was pleased with the price suggestion she got.
This cotton cardigan was knitted by Joe who learned to knit while living in Germany.  She shared with me a neat tip too.  She likes to finish the edge of knitted rib by doing slip stitches or single crochet across the edge.
   See you all next time.

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