Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Words and Wool

My two knitting clubs started up last Thursday. I was so happy to see the girls again and hear about what they had made over the summer. And then there were a whole group of new girls and boys to start as well.

Check out all the knitted items from the summer! One girl had a long road trip and kept herself busy knitting. Another made up her own patterns for food and entered two 4-H projects -- one was a child-development toy and the other the ingredients for a nutritious breakfast. I also loved the knitted skirt (original pattern!).

One of our members (who wished to go unnamed) is trying on all the various bits of knitting!

Another member had created this lovely skirt and headband outfit all on her own! Very lovely!

Lots of knitting of my own, but not much to show yet. I've knitted 3 swatches and hope to get started on several projects. My "favorites" on Ravelry is growing by leaps and bounds. I also bought wool to finish my crocheted afghan. I have 113 crocheted flowers to turn into granny squares and sew together.

I don't think I ever posted a photo of Rachel's Lord of the Rings quilt she embroidered, sewed, and quilted for 4-H. It was a mammoth project but she persevered to the end! We finally got it hung in her room this week. Appropriate, since we are spending part of our vacation watching the Lord of the Rings trilogy.

All the movie time is giving me plenty of hours for stitching on the fall felted flowers. Making progress!

And, not to leave the reading behind.......

The Unofficial Downton Abbey Cookbook: From Lady Mary's Crab Canapes to Mrs. Patmore's Christmas Pudding - More Than 150 Recipes from Upstairs and Downstairs has just been placed on order at our local library! I can't wait to have a look! I hope it will be a fun cookbook! Someone needed to write a Downton Abbey cookbook!

Ripe: A Cook in the Orchard by Nigel Slater was just retrieved from my library today. Now I really feel like I am on vacation with such a delicious book to read. Nigel is my favorite food writer. His stuff is simple and amazing. I think I should start collecting his books for my own. (I try to keep actual cookbooks to a minimum in my house as I could go overboard in this area.

Diary Of A Provincial Lady (Provincial Lady Series) by E M Delafield was finally finished this week. It was a light read, following a year in the life of a middle class lady in the 1930's or so in Britain. Funny and amusing.

And now I must run off and get things ready for Knit Clubs tomorrow and see if I can get a few of those swatches turned into actual Works In Progress!!!

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reader19 said...

I'm so glad you posted Rachel's quilt!!! I've waited all summer to see it! It is fantastic! Pass on my compliments to the young artist! That is very cool!

DesertSnowdrop said...

WOW..what a lot was done! I really like that felted flowers. It is something that I have always wanted to try. Your knitting group looks like a ton of fun!

Anonymous said...

Goodness me, what an outpouring of creativity and talent! I would have LOVED to have had such a group as a teenager. Your felted flowers are lovely. And also, I find Diary of a Provincial Lady makes me laugh out loud no matter how many times I've read it before. She wrote a sequel to it as well.