OK, what a night we had Tuesday, with knitters, neighbors, another friend who stopped by before things got underway, and the Wee One! We started out on the porch, and hung until the spaces filled up ~ and the neighborhood association reps came to photograph us for the newsletter. Then the humidity and skeeters sent us in, as I explained to the police officer who came bearing gifts. When a ladder truck started flashing its lights outside, Wee C & I investigated and found that this year the City had sent firefighters as well!
I was tickled that four newcomers joined us, two brought as guests and two I'd recruited on line. Angela's sitting with MaryB, above; here are Jennifer, knitting a great sweater in Classic Elite Flash, on the left, and Kristen, working on a prayer shawl, on the right.
Who missed the camera? Heather, who's finished all three baby blankets and is now knitting matching bears with the extra yarn. Those are some lucky triplets! Sarah, in her birthday week, working on the boyfriend blanket (despite the plethora of bad gifts he gave her ~ before the pearl earrings). I did capture Frances, showing off her lovely new cotton purse (Sirdar pattern) before beginning a second like it, but I'll make you click for her!
And, last but not least (although she stayed the least amount of time), birthday girl Alice, posing with her recent FOs and swatches and the magazines that inspired them. I wish you could see the little cap on her head more clearly, and I think the mag is obscuring a swatch. She stayed long enough to have some of the cake Mary made for the occasion, and to admire all the other folks' WIPs, then was off to a cookout in her honor.
Speaking of dear MaryB, do click on the thumbnail at the top and admire her vest creation ~ love those batik fabrics! She also brought her completed BPT, which she was working on last month. (In the interim, I'd revisited the pattern and noted the designer got the name from the Blue/Purple/Turquoise yarn, so Mary's calling hers GGG for the green Araucania Nature Wool.) This close-up of the hood shows the sweater's yummy cables. Yup, I've added this one to the queue in my mind! One other thing I forgot to photograph: Mary & I made a Koigu swap so she can start her own Charlotte's Web. She had five skeins of KPPPM, but one wasn't working for her. I'm glad I had an unassigned skein that I was happy to trade~