Sue Sayre brought several knitting sheaths she had got a carpenter to make and some of us tried them out. He's going to be at the Hemlock Fiber Festival later this month and will bring some of them with him. That's all I know abut that, except that Wendy Caffee is still looking for a few volunteers to staff the gate or various desks. Volunteers get in free so let her know if you're still interested.
Oh, and there were 80 pairs of mittens brought in by local knitters for the mitten drive. Wow! Jeannine is carefully watching the mail for the arrival of Shandy's mittens from England. We're very excited about receiving them. I think that just the idea that they're coming is really inspiring some people to knit more mittens.
Here are the details on what I was showing off tonight - the recently finished Heartland Lace Shawl:
Pattern: Heartland Lace Shawl by Evelyn Clark.
Yarn: Berroco Ultra Alpaca Fine 1 skein Turquoise mix and 1 skein Oceanic mix
Needle: 2.75 mm/ 2 US
I used about 1 and a quarter skeins
I did 6 repeats of the Bison Tracks pattern, then switched to the darker colour for the border.
My aim was a shawl that can be used as a scarf, under or over a coat. When I was up in Ottawa I read in the Globe and Mail that we're all supposed to be wearing our scarves babushka style. How can that be?! I imagine it should be sensibly worn over the shoulders like so: