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Monday, November 5, 2007

Hear those sleigh bells ringin'?

Christmas is fast approaching and I am knitting as fast as I can and still it won't be fast enough.
I am going to have to resign myself to the fact that I only have two hands to knit with (sigh).
There are so many things that I wish I had time to knit for my family and friends but I just won't have the time. I didn't have this dilemma last year, as last year I didn't know how to knit! Ha!

However, I have learned from this year's quandary to start no later than July on my Christmas knitting for next year.

As for blogging, well if I blog about what I am knitting, I risk the chance of one of the giftee's seeing what I am knitting and wondering is that for me? Haha! So, come the first of the year I will post photo's galore of everything I made...promise! Without giving too much away I am working on my first lace project. Thank goodness for lifelines! Also, I did learn to cable without using a cable needle and it is quite easy. Here is a video of that technique from You can also find many more helpful knitting video's there.

Ok, last but not least I am sharing here the slide that Stacey made of our latest Charlotte Purl meeting. We really do enjoy our time of knitting together. I also asked my friend Aura to come and she did and we had a great time. She even got to converse with Carrie who is fluent in Spanish, which gave her a thrill. She said that Carrie's Spanish was excellent! Who knew? You go Carrie.

We had our first gentleman (Randal) to come and knit with us and he was working on a beautiful baby blanket. I taught Angela how to cro-hook using a double ended crochet hook. Diane was working on a bright red vest and finished the front during the meeting. Stacey and Wendy showed off their Kauji or should I say Obi's? Which by the way looked great on them. Fran was still working on her first Fetching wrist warmer! You better get busy Fran... Angela showed off her cool Yoga mat bag. Janet showed us her pretty green Fetching's and Stacey was wearing her beautiful dark red Fetching's. Dani showed off her BEauTiful new Namaste knitting bag.
(which by the way I just ordered one... I am so bad!)
She also had stopped by the post office and had purchased these really cool Holiday Knits stamps. Aura brought her modular coasters, a cute brown baby sweater and hat to show off and Carrie was knitting on her son's sweater. Stacey, Wendy and Fran were helping Judy refresh her knitting skills.

I showed Aura how to knit the berry stitch ( or known as the bramble, blackberry or trinity stitch) and here is a video showing how to accomplish it. It is on this page at Knitty Gritty about half way down on the right. The video for the Trinity Stitch.

A couple of ladies were sorely missed this last meeting and I hope to see them next time.

Thank you Sophia for bringing me the pattern!
Thank you Fran for giving me the extra book you had!

See how much fun we have!
Video by Stacey!


  1. Sorry I missed you all this weekend! Looks like you had alot of fun! Thanks for sharing that fabulous video!!!

  2. I have to sit down and watch your knitting videos. I still can not needle knit and I have been wanting to learn how to do this forever.

    Thank you so much for posting them. I will be back again for sure.

    Dora Renee' Wilkerson


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