I'm such a slacker - when yesterday finally got here - I was so exhausted I did not even take one single photo at the luncheon. I know I promised you a full report but instead I am going to piggyback and send you off to look at DF Jackie's report of the luncheon. She was a guest of our rug hooking group - she is a wanna be hooker and we are in a couple of other needlework related groups together. I met her at the LYS when she was a newby knitter and now she is stitching, quilting, knitting and we hope will one day "get hooked". She has some neat photos you will enjoy seeing including a shot of my mom's queen anne footstool cover she is hooking.
The only photo I have to share today is of the favors I put together for the members of our rug guild. They are rolls of red and green plaid wool. I got this lovely wool from another DF Karen - She has a wonderful stash of wool in her studio and she dyed the green plaid for me using another friend and teacher Jean Tynan's formula - I thought it turned out great and what rug hooker can't use more wool ! In the middle of this basket are those little bags of stitch markers that I ordered off Etsy for the 3 guests who all knit but don't hook.
I have to announce that I finished my pomegranate runner on Saturday. I did not have the time to take photos right now so I'll do that in the next post. Maybe I'll also have a photo of how I decide to finish the BBD Noel piece I showed in the previous post.
Still not doing much stitching at all - I am doing a lot of knitting - I decided to start a scarf for Jody for Christmas - ha ha - we'll see if I can get it done in 10 days - probably not since it is 74" long but he will enjoy watching it grow - over the years Jody has become slightly more interested in what I am doing - the other night - I caught him rubbing that skein of alpaca all over his face and neck and when he saw me watching him - he said " oh I was just checking the softness of the fiber" how's that for osmosis! Next post I'll try and get a photo of the lovely Berroco Cuzco yarn I'm using for his scarf.
Thanks for all your comments and Laurie thanks for getting Emma and Owen to explain to me how it is to be "snow dogs" - that was so cute! Enjoy the season and don't forget the "reason"
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