Thursday, January 7, 2010

Nordic Knitting Club - Funtimes at RK & Upcoming Knitting Olympics.

Nordic Knitting Club has had two great meetings in November and December as you can see from these projects. Marcia and Shirley have finished two beautiful hats (upper left and left respectively) and Laurel finished a Dale of Norway (DON) sweater (below) using yarn from Mission Falls (136). The top hat is silk garden and lower hat is a DON pattern made with Falk - soft, hard wearing and machine washable. All are beautiful colors and very nice looking, just in time for snow weather.

At the December Holiday Bash, Prella (center left) showed up in her new DON sweater which she had finished just in time for the holidays. She looks very happy, and the sweater is beautiful! Heather helped her finish the crocheted edge at a RK help session. Ann was also wearing her newly finished Rowan fairisle (center right), while Karen (left) and Beth (right) were wearing Norah Gaughn and DON sweaters that they had finished a while ago. It was a great time with new sweaters, good cheer, and the requisite cookies and candies to put us all in the holiday spirit.
The next meeting of the Nordic Knitting group will be on January 20th, 7-9 pm at River Knits. Everyone is welcome who wants to knit nordically (see description in the class list on the website). Bring your projects or start a new one. You can buy patterns and/or yarn that evening if you want. We always are eager to help you pick out new projects (we are an enabling group). In addition, those who are interested can sign up for the knitting olympics. If you can't make it to the meeting, contact me by email and I will put you on the Olympic Team.
Rules for Knitting Olympics are as follows: Pick a project and yarn and let Sheryl (me) know what you are knitting before the olympic games start; cast on during the opening ceremonies; finish the item before or during the closing ceremonies; send a picture to me if possible when you are finished, or at least email me how you fared with your personal olympic challenge. You may swatch and make all pattern decisions before the opening ceremonies, but the casting on can't be done before the opening ceremonies starts on TV. You need to have seams done and ends worked in before the end of the closing ceremonies, but you can block the garment later and add buttons or other closures. That is it. Pretty simple - you pick your challenge project, any level, any size.
There will be some fun prizes for those who finish their project. We will probably have at least one meeting during the olympics, to see how everyone is doing.
It is snowing like crazy outside, so time to go and do some knitting in a nordic style. See you on January 20th.


Laura said...

Everyone looks great! I miss you!

TusaRebecca said...

I'd like to participate in the Winter Olympics! I will be knitting the Ishbel shawl by Ysolda Teague and I will use Plymouth Yarn Baby Alpaca Lace. Can't wait to cast on!

Anonymous said...

I'm going to participate. I'm doing Andrea's Shawl, from Knitpicks. I'll be in today for yarn! And I mentioned River Knits (complete with link) on my blog today.

ArtsyGrandma said...

If the project doesn't have to be nordic, I would like to join. I plan on making a poncho capelet using Brown Sheep's Lanaloft and a matching ribbon yarn.