Saturday, September 15, 2007

Knitting and Crochet today with My Guild.

Today was knitting guild meeting day. As you know from previous posts, we have been working on a charity project. We were all to make various squares and the squares were to be knitted together to form lap blankets. The lap blankets are going to be donated to a convalescent home here in the South Bay. THe group met in August and knit together the squares. Some were taken home by different members to knit together. Today, they were all brought back in completed/

Well, I was having a hard time making all of my 10x10 squares actually all be 10x10Q Thus, the giant granny square!

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One of the girls called it Pink Lemonade, which is exactly what I thought of as I was making it!

We collected 21 blankets in all and they turned out beautifully! For great pictures of all of the blankets check out our guild webstite. I am not sure when they will be posted but check back often!

Slipt Stitchers

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This was such a great project that I am going to attempt to complete my these and make another one:

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Our guild meeting always includes a class. Today we had a quick lesson on converting knitting patterns to crochet. It was very informative. It was taught by one of our guild members, Joyce Renee Wyatt. She is a designer and she specializes in converting knitting patterns to crocet. She teaches for Stitches. We are so blessed to have someone of this caliber in our group giving us lessons. Here is one of her designs. She actually brought this one to class:

Joyce Wyatt Design

This was a fantastic class. She is a great teacher and encouraged us to convert a knitted sweater pattern to crochet. I think I will try this with a scarf patter before I tackle a sweater!

Last but not least, I have to post a picture of what I received from my swap partner. I joined the Knit Happy Swap on Swapbot. For the month of August we had to create a knitted item for hour partners. This is what I got from my partner:

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Its the cutest little felted bag. And the pin is removable and made by another person on Swapbot. Swapping is fun. I have done about 4 of them so far and its turned out great!

Well, thats all for now.Stay tuned for a new charity project that my guild is participating in! Plus an updated photo on the baby sweater.


Lucy said...

What a bag. I LOVE it so much !!

Milly said...

What a wonderful blanket all of them are gorgeous really! I love the pink lemonade!
The bag is awesome!

Virtuous said...

Love Pink Lemonade!!

Do you have the pattern how you made the granny square in a lap blanket?? I need one so I can do it too now! :op

All the blankets look great! And it sounds like your Guild is just awesome! I wish ours that on it about the "lessons".

I am working on charity knitting now and you just keep motivating to do more!!

Yes I am enjoying swaps now too! But I need a break! LOL Haha!

I have one more swap I am in then I am done for a little while! :op

NH Knitting Mama said...

Your guild is awesome! I wish we had a guild like that around me.

PAJNSTL said...

Pink Lemonade is so cute! Great swap gift!!! You and
Stacey make me want to join one. Lol

Cas... said...

I love your pink lemonade blanket. It's very nice. I have the same problem as you with the squares being all the same size too. It's something for us to work on!

I do not have a red velvet recipe nor have I ever tried making one. I would google it and let us know what you think.

It's great you have a great teacher. I recently bought a book on how to make a knitting pattern a crochet pattern. Very simple it appears. I must try it!

Have a Good One!

jenfromRI said...

The pink lemonade is great. I love granny squares - I should really learn to make them at some point. :)

Christina said...

Your guild group sounds awesome! Love the bag and pink lemonade!!

Sheila said...

What a wonderful guild you have there and the blankets look beautiful... Pink Lemonade is the perfect name for your blanket. The entralac skully is pretty.

In resposne to your question: I've been sewing on and off for years, but mainly made curtains and duvets covers, just basic projects. I started sewing garments this summer and boy is it a challenge, but loving it. Thanks for the beautiful compliment.

Nichole said...

What a great felted clutch/bag!

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Pat said...

I would like information on services that can convert knit patterns to crochet patterns. I have a knit pattern for small greyhound dogs that I would like to crochet and give to our local dog shelter.