Thursday, May 3, 2012

Talent Show

Last night was the talent show at church; it was a lot of fun. Along side the piano, French horn, and trumpet solos, skits and slide shows, we had a table set up with all the talents from the knitting group. I was rather amazed by the variety of knit objects, 3 scarves, 2 bags, 4 pairs and 2 singles of knit slippers, plus a pair of felted slippers, 3 afghans, 2 teddy bears, 7 chemo caps, and 3 or 4 baby hats. One member also brought her baskets. Isn't this a beautiful display?


The Halestones also presented a couple of Bluegrass numbers: Man of Constant Sorrows, and I'm using my Bible for a Roadmap. We had a guitar, violin, bass, banjo on the keyboard, and a washboard for instruments.


Unfortunately, our "banjo" player was sitting in the back but here she is in the group  photo. I was present as "Seamstress for the band" (also known as "ma").  I made a blue jean case for the washboard, the camouflage vest, and my gingham apron. My part in the performance was to rock and knit. I nailed it!


The smiles show how much fun we had. Hopefully I will be able to give a link for the video (it won't be on You Tube).

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Finishing progress

I have been working away and making good progress on things this week. Last night, at guild meeting, I finished my needle book. I had finished the cover in one swoop when I got the kit, but there were several things I wanted to do to it. The edges were fraying a little bit, so I wanted to do blanket stitch around the edge. It turned out good, no?


I had seen the needle pages labeled on another blog, and I thought that was a very cool idea, and since my sewing machine knows how to print, I decided to do it on the machine. You can see the "sharps" label isn't quite complete. I think that is one of the first ones I did, and it is missing a few stitches. Even so, I am very pleased with how it turned out.


The pages are not exactly in alphabetical order, but I think I will be able to figure it out.

We are having a talent night at church tonight, and our knitting group is presenting a table full of knitted objects; I wanted to finish as many hats as I could to put on the table. If my reckoning is correct, this makes 15 in all. I didn't knit one of those, and I didn't embellish a couple out of that number, but I am excited about the progress.


I have blocked (and mended!) my black lacy shawl, and a pair of knit slippers, so I hope to have pictures of those soon as well.

I have been busy making a couple of other things for talent night as well, but those are secret until the performance. Hopefully I will have pictures tomorrow. (Maybe even a video?) Stay tuned!