Tuesday, September 13, 2011


For years, I have been meeting once a week with a group of women. The group has changed over the years. People move in and people move out.  Even the meeting place has changed, many times. But, the group has survived.

We usually spin, knit, or crochet during our meetings, but at home other projects are worked on as well. Here are some of the projects from a couple of our recent show-n-tells.

Below, Liz knit this gorgeous shawl, as part of a Knit-A-Long on Ravelry, with Stephen West. Liz's yarn is from her stash of handspun yarns. She does her own dying and her own spinning for her yarn.

Then we have Marlene's quilt. Isn't it gorgeous?? Marlene is a master at many different fiber arts and her work is always stunning.

This is Marlene's traditionally hooked rug. It is not latch hook or punch hook, those are different techniques. For this technique you use 1/4 inch strips of wool fabric and a tool that looks like  a fat handled crochet hook. You hold the strip below your rug base fabric and pull loops of your strip through the fabric with your tool. The finished size of this rug(wall hanging) is about 18 or 20 inch square, I think.

Laurie the wonderful crocheter extraordinaire, made this great shawl using cotton yarn and a Doris Chan pattern named the All Shawl. Laurie did make a couple of custom changes and it looks fabulous.

Then last, is my show-n- tell. I designed and knitted this shawl from sock weight yarn. It started at the top neck and worked to the bottom. It was a lot of fun to knit, because I changed the stitch patterns frequently adding to the interest of the knitting. I even inserted a few beads too.

There you have it. Show and Tell. I hope that something here has inspired you to keep going and to keep creating.  :)


  1. Lovely, lovely projects--such talent in the TT group!

  2. Love getting to see Show-n-tell this way. I have fav-ed that Stephen West piece. Lovely, Liz.