Heck no.... this is way more fun than watching basketball.
Guild members scored points sharpening their skills in crochet, showing off crocheted items, and sharing new (and old) projects.
Karen's extraordinary knitting takes center court with her lace and cable creations.
Her Estonian lace is intricate and beautiful.
Vangie took first place in the shower gift division for her menagerie of folk tale characters. She gives the new baby a book for each story she has brought to life.
Barb participated in this year's Olympic games by knitting appropriate socks. Why shouldn't knitting be an Olympic sport too?
Show and Tell brings out the best in the game....
Lucky child to have a talented Mom like Julia
Can you believe that Janeen knit this sweater 35 years ago? First, she doesn't look old enough; second, it might take many of us 35 years to finish such a complicated project.
Rina is all smiles with because she finished her boot camp assignment.
Merritt brought her Mom to the March meeting, and Mom brought her crocheted afghan. She works as she travels to Florida. Although she is known for her adventuresome knitting, Merritt showed a beautiful example of using crochet as an edging.
Many of the Black Sheep members are also skilled at crochet. Harriett made this large shawl years ago; it is a classic, and classy, piece.
While we always enjoy creating fancy work, often times every day items can be fun to make. Why not brighten up your cooking with colorful hot pads? Harriett brought these in from her own kitchen. Granny squares are a great way to use up bits of your stash in practical ways.
Using a pattern from Churchmouse, "Crocheted Beaded Necklace and Wrap Bracelet", members quickly designed their own jewelry from linen yarn and beads.
If you are interested in learning more about crochet, here are some of web sites that will be of interest.
Craftsy has a free guide and classes.
Big Bad Wool
an alternate to Granny Squares
Yarn Bombing information
And finally....a big thank you to Noreen for all of her help to the Black Sheep Knitting Guild!!!
We will miss seeing the many wonderful items you have knit. It was always a joy to see all that you created. Best Wishes as you move your life to Hillman. Enjoy!!!!