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January Show and Tell
Arlene made this blanket on her Bulky Machine. The squares are tuck stitch. It will be a chairity donation.Arlene shows her fingerless mits and neckwarmer.Arlene used her All in One Sweater pattern to make this cute Snowman SweaterCarol made this mitten from a pattern she found on the web.Cleata models a shrug made by Liz on the Bulky Machine with a Ribber.  The yarn is a wool-acrylic blend from Liz's stashThis is the back of Liz's shrug. You can see the band detail.Dorothe made these child sized mittens.Evelyn shows her Garter Carriage Baby Blanket.Gail tried out the new pattern in our Free Patterns for a simple childs sweater.  This pattern was donated by a reader of our website.Gale shows her Gray Cardigan.Gale made this Childs Sweater out of a self striping yarn she got at Hobby Lobby.Nancy used the same yarn as Gale to make this hat.Hisup models her purple scarf.Kay has been sampling her punch cards.This punchcard sample by Kay looks like an Aztec designKay made this darling felted tote bag with a piano key design.Nancy made this farisle hat.Nancy made this ski headband to keep her daughter's ears warm on the slopes.
Linda C, demonstrates how to use a linker.Linda's Linker Demonstration. Here she is cranking the linker to sew the two pieces of knitting together.Linda's Linker Demonstration. This is a view from the side where you can see the crank.Jo shows some of the Shawls knitted at the North Texas MKG Knit-In in FebruaryFaye shows the shawl she made at the Knit-InArlene Models one of the Shawls from the NTMKG Knit-InKaty shows her G-Carriage AfghanKay shows the hat and stocking that she made.Nancy made this fingerless mitt.Two views of Nancy's mitts. One as it came off the machine before sewing  the seam and the other view of the mitt is as it will be worn.Linda tried out the All-in-One sweater pattern.Gail models the sweater she made.Gail also finished this cardigan.Arlene shows a baby blanket from a verigated yarn that made it's own plaid pattern.Carol shows two felted bags.Arlene made an All in One Cardigan from a verigated yarn.
March Show and Tell
Linda W. demonstrated how to make buttonholes. She showed both horizontal and vertical methods.Evelyn made this baby blanket with her Garter CarriageEvelyn put a faux closure and buttons on this sweater that was done on the G-CarriageKayKay adapted a handknit pattern for this purse. The purse is attached to the handles with I-cord. She made eyelets to thread it through, She also added a Chinese Knot for decoration.Kay used the Ruby's Shawl pattern to make her shawl.Liz made this half lace and half stockinette Henley Sweater from three strands of Krinklespun yarn on her standard gauge machine.Liz adapted a free pattern from the Hobby Knitter's Yahoo Group for this pocket shawl.Liz's Pocket Shawl. The tops of the pockets have a beaded detail.Liz used the SWAN sock pattern to make these socks from scraps of sock yarn. She calls them the Ugly Duckling Socks!Liz made this shawl collared sweater from some yarn Hillary was destashing. She used her LK-150 midgauge machine,Carol tried an edging as you go technique for this yellow baby blanket. Carol adapted a handknitting pattern for these baby bonnets.Hisup created these hanging hand towels for her kitchen.Hisup models her fairisle vest.Terry models her "Ruby's Shawl". This pattern was used at a Knit-in the North Texas Guild hosted.Terry thought the long tails on the Ruby's shawl pattern would get in the way. She modified the pattern for a shorter version that won't interfere with wheel chairs or walkers.Terry experimented with the Knitware program and created this cute red sweater.Linda made the Take a Turn Sweater.  This pattern is a free download from the Knitwords.com website.Linda made her half lace and half stockinette sweater in yarn that is a beautiful shade of blue.Linda showed us this sweater she made. She changed the cuffs and bands because they did not suit her the first time.Arlene models a shawl she made for a nursing home patient. The Nursing Homes will benefit from Arlene's latest Charity Knitting cause.
April Show and Tell
Deb demonstrated Mitten Construction. She used the Magic Mitten Formula found at http://www.knittinganyway.com/freethings/Free%20Patterns/mittenformula.htmHisup has been busy making Baby Afghans on her Bulky. She crocheted the edge trims. These were all just beautiful!Hisup with her Blue Bulky Baby Blanket.Hisup with her Peach Bulky Baby Blanket.Carol made this Wheelchair Afghan with a pocket. She found the pattern on the Austin Machine Knitters Website.Kay made a clever purse from two felted squares. She had pockets all over it and is using it to hold her needlwork supplies.Carol shows a felted purse she made with I -Cord handles and decorations.Yoshi showed dolls she made. She machine knit the clothes and bodies for the ready made faces.Carol also had this felted purse with a woven front. She had felted it, then cut slits in it and wove more felted strips through the holes.Arlene has also been making Tuck Baby Blankets on her Electronic Bulky. She makes them 100 needles wide by 250 rows long, and just uses a built in pattern on her electronic bulky.Kay got her G-carriage running and made this baby afghan with ducks on it.Evelyn showed us this split skirt that she made.Liz made this bag especially for her Lazy Kate - a plying tool for Spinning. The bag was made on the LK-150 and the pattern was hand-selected.Carol made this afghan from some smooshy yarn. It is very soft.Arlene also made this yellow baby afghan on her BulkyArlene models her scarf made as part of the Passap E-6000 Knitting with the lights out Knit-a-Long.
July Show and Tell
Charlene Shafer was our October Seminar DemonstratorCharlene discussing sweater seamingFaye admires Charlene's samples.Table full of Charlene's samplesAmerican Girl doll Coat and Hat Knit by Charlene ShaferSeveral of Charlene's Samples. The green coat in the back is knitweave where the floats are lifted onto needles every 6 rows. The other items are from her Crafty Ideas 2009 Book.One of the tuck blankets that Charlene brought as a sample. The blanket is single bed tuck with an edging that does not roll after blocking.Another one of the single bed tuck blankets.Newborn Sweater from the Crafty Ideas 2009 book.Toddler Sweater with Fringe Trim. Charlene demonstrated the trim for us.Charlene demonstrated techniques she uses for lined afghans. This sample shows a sample of an outside edge.One of the ways to join two pieces of knitting is to leave eyelets then lace them together with this decorative join.TheThe pieces of this sample were joined on the machine by hanging a stitch from one side, knitting some trim rows, then hanging a stitch from the other side.This bobble trim is knitted one point at a time, then rehung to knit the garment piece.
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October Charlene Shafer Seminar
Arlene demonstrated her seam as you go baby afghan and a swirl round baby afghanHere Arlene is demonstrating shaping the swirl baby afghan.Arlene shows Jo the sample sew as you go afghan. Arlene also demonstrated hiding the yarn tails for easy finishingThis photo shows the knit side of a sew as you go seam. On one side, Arlene picked up the loops and on the other side the knots. The knot pickup makes a less visible join.This is the same sample from the purl side. It also shows the knot pick up vs. the loop pick up. Both methods look nice. The knot method is less visible but the loop pickup is simpler.Linda brought one of Charlene's designs in progress. It is a G-carriage Light House Afghan.Linda showed samples of her Kool-Aid Dyed yarn.Linda's fairisle sample. The red color is the Kool-Aid Dyed yarn.Linda models her almost complete Nougat Cardigan from a recent issue of Knitwords Magazine. The yarn is cotton from her stash.Deb brought a felted bag of her own design. The bag is a gift for a friend.Kay shows an afghan in progress.Kay made this two color tuck pillow. The edging is a bobble crochet pattern.Kay made this shawl from some yarn in her stash. The pattern came from Charlene's Crafty Ideas 2009 book.Kay used the Crafty Ideas 2009 Book again to make these short socks. She says they fit great!
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November Show and Tell