Musings at Mabel's on a Sunday Afternoon
Had a wonderful weekend and got to spend some quality knitting time with friends from the Knit-List on Sunday morning and early afternoon.
Melissa B., Duffy, Leigh Witchel and I got together at Mabel's, chewed the fat, [and a couple of scones] threw some stitches and spun our own yarn about our past, present and future.
Melissa was working on her first Afghan, using some Alpaca yarn that had a wonderful feel to it and doing Mitered squares from the outside in. There are some images of the finished squares on her blog. teaknit.blogspot.com
Duffy was working on her patch-toe-up-sock technique that looks a lot easier than the figure-8-cast-on that so many try to indocrinate others into the shadiness of the 'Darkside'. Duffy would be more than happy to give pointers to the ease of use of her technique. There might even be a posting on her blog.
Leigh was working on a baby Aran sweater for a friend. What a lovely bit of work. He was using a superwash in a natural white and we had a nice round robin discussion of the benefits of an easily washable fiber choice considering the anointments and body fluid offerings most likely to be contributed by the recipient of this lovely gift.
Leigh is a bit photo shy [at least without a stylist on hand to address his tresses] but I don't understand why, he is quite handsome as he is [Duffy, Melissa, no jealousy please, you already know I carry pics of you two in my wallet ;-)].
I would give a link to Leigh's blog, but Phyllis Stein would probably get wind of it and link to me on her knitting site for amputees.
In all, the day was delightful, in spite of the rain and nothing spontaneously felted.