Don't forget that this Saturday the yarn store in Beaumont Hospital is providing us with a special Black Sheep Shopping day (10% off purchases) when you show your membership card. Several members were talking last night at the Coffee Beanery about planning to shop together. If you're interested in joining us for a group shopping extravaganza, head over to Beaumont between 3 and 5 pm.
Several regular knitters were missing from the Tuesday night group this week, but we had four new knitters! Welcome! It was great fun to see new projects, swap new stories and meet new friends. And how ironic that I'd just mentioned a reversible cable and an afghan with one showed up! If you love cables, but think they look a bit unsightly on the reverse side, you may want to try this pattern. While I haven't actually knitted it myself, the two people I've met lately who have been working on it say it's a breeze. Other pictures and patterns can be found here and here and here. (Enough eye candy for you?) Apparently, Lily Chin has published some patterns as well and there may be one lurking in Scarf Style from what I found in my search this morning (and I'll bet Gifted may have at least one book with the pattern in stock!)
It was also fun to see so many mini-mittens being made. It's obvious that confidence using double pointed needles is growing. The yarn and color choices make them all look so different and fun. Who knew our guild project would be such a hit? It's going to be a hard act to follow in December.
Once again, Coralee had her camera poised and ready--I had the best laid plans of mice and men, but no camera. Soon we'll post some pictures for those of you who missed out to see the projects in process.