Saturday, October 29, 2005

Charlie Brown's Halloween Costume

I know this has nothing to do with knitting or our class and club, but I have to show off my silly puppy in his halloween costume. Mike is a Star Wars fan (understatement of the year) so Charlie is Darth Vader. He will be helping me pass out candy on Monday evening. Wish us luck.

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Knit for the Needy

The Knit for the Needy Club is back! We meet every Tuesday at Lunch in Ms. Newbill's room, G201. Come learn to knit. Our first project: preemie hats to donate to Stitches from the Heart! Hats are due by November 9th. You will receive one hour of community service per preemie (or full-term baby) hat you knit (or crochet). Come see Ms. Newbill for more details.

Here is a picture of today's meeting. Lots of eager knitters. Thanks to all of you who helped the newbies. Good job, you guys!!! Let's keep our attendance up and knit, knit, knit!

We will be ordering club sweatshirts soon. Black hoodie sweatshirts with hot pink lettering. Here is Tiffanie modeling one:

Our totally cute logo...

Finished the Felted Purse

Here is the after picture of Ms. Newbill felted purse.
Thankfully it shrunk A LOT with repeated washing in hot water.

Thursday, October 20, 2005

Mitered Edge Felted Purse

Ms. Newbill has been knitting along with the class, and just completed her gigantic purse. Here are some pics of the mitred edge, and Ms. Newbill wearing the purse pre-felting. Hope it gets a lot smaller!

over 2 feet across!

the mitered edge is just knit 3 together at the center of everyother row. so easy!!!

Will it shrink? Wash it 5 or 6 times in really hot water. Then block it. Cross your fingers everyone!

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Some Scarves in Progress

Scarves Are Underway!!!

We are offically on to our second project. The scarves are coming along, the patterns that people are using are really creative! Check out these photos of the knitters in action, and the scarves in progress.

Saturday, October 08, 2005

Our First Assignment Is Complete

Friday was the official due date...the squares were due.

Here is a picture of the squares that were turned in.

I think we will donate them to the afgan-a-thon being put on by Knitzilla.

Many students fiinished 2 squares, and some were still mastering knit and purl with their first square. The ultimate goal was achieved, we learned to knit! Congratulation go out to all of you guys, I am very proud of the progress you have made in the last few weeks.

The award for most improved goes to Angela, who "mastered" basket stitch and now knows how to fix dropped stitches. There are tons of adults knitters who can't do that. :) Way to go, Angela.

Up next: scarf design! Each student will design a scarf pattern, write it out, get supplies, and make an example. The entire project is due October 24th, hopefully the weather will cooperate and turn into "scarf weather".