I participated in both the opening reception and the meet-the-artists talks (and following potluck) for the Paper Possibilities 2017 exhibit, and really like how my entries are exhibited:
|The colours of the hanging piece really pop against|
the colours of the wall.
|Extra grad set - a sweater I made for me but didn't wear, |
added hat and scarf. Yes, the body is entrelac.
|This boy asked for red, and the "mom" making his accessories asked if I|
would add a bit of blue because she added some, so I added a bit.
|Closeup of the stitches - crocheted with knitted ribbing|
|Several people thought of doing "RAAM" from Berroco - |
here's mine, in Patons Classic Wool red. Not a great photo.
At the end, I did have one failure, when it was clear that I would not finish the final sweater. However, I found one online that the store promised to ship by deadline, and it arrived in time, so - whew! I saw a lot of cute sweaters but they need to be all-wool (or other animal fiber - mine include wool-alpaca or wool-mohair blends) and those are in slim supply this time of year. I'll finish the other sweater eventually, and either a grad next year will want the colour and be about the right size, or it will be an extra.
Now I am enjoying knitting for me. I joined a KAL (Knit A-Long) and am doing two shawls: one following the pattern except in a lighter yarn with a smaller-sized needle, partly because the finished shawl looks huge and I am not. I am using stash yarn, of course, and happily found one by the hosting yarn company in a really pretty blue:
The other uses some yarn of theirs in three colours (the third will be in Section 4) and some from another company in a very pretty silver, and follows the pattern except for making a closed spine. I'd envisioned using these yarns to make a shawl to wear to summer concerts in the park, with stripes of reflective yarn to add safety when I walk home from the bus at night.
The KAL is up to Section 3 of the pattern and a lot of people are knitting ahead. I made sure to get a photo after each stage. After this I'll get back to finishing some WIP/UFO shawls.
I'm also doing a couple of "idiot scarves" (plain garter stitch in non-plain yarns) to donate to a collection or other for shelters. These are handy carry-around items. I finished one this weekend - they do go fast! - and it is pretty long, almost seven feet! I'm going to do more with the yarn and now I know I can make them wider; this one is about 5½" but thick (I used the yarn doubled) so it should be plenty warm for someone. More using up of stash, in addition to what I am donating to charity and selling on eBay.
I do have one baby blanket to finish, but the baby isn't born yet so I have ..... about three weeks. I guess I should get that one started, eh?