Thursday, April 24, 2008

A KNITTERLY DAY IN THE NEIGHBOURHOOD

Wednesday is always the Victoria Knitters Guild meetings, and some meetings are definitely more interesting than others!

Yesterday, first of all, we were an attentive audience...


It was because we had Joan Schrouder as our guest, and she brought her trunk show...


I have a new camera that I'm not used to yet, so these pics are not great ... but I hope you can see, in that trunk show, entrelac, lace, Fair Isle, cables, intarsia, and freeform knitting -- and there was more!

After Joan's presentation, Mavis, our host, showed off her collection of Jean Greenhowe dolls -- she has 11 grandchildren, and they're each getting one.

I had also brought along an item I haven't told you about yet...

When I was on Salt Spring Island last week, my friend Susan presented me with a knitted gift. It is made from Salt Spring Island wool, prepared, dyed and hand-spun by Susan .... and then the pattern was designed and knit by none other than Lucy Neatby!

But I gotta tell ya ... just my opinion... it's about the ugliest piece of art I've ever seen. It's a poncho, size gigantic, in neon/primary colors, and I have no idea what on earth I'll do with it. I think it'll become a 'mascot' of sorts for the FibreFest! Here's Eva modelling it ...

The piece probably weighs almost 10 pounds! I'm waiting for Susan to get back from her holiday to get 'the rest of the story', and when I do, I'll fill you in.

4 comments:

Barbara-Kay said...

Hmmm...maybe you could hang the poncho on some wall, like a sunburst. (No room on the boat, I realize.)
Your meeting room?

Georgi said...

Maybe it is a joke?

Grace Yaskovic said...

whoa===i think i am blind

Anonymous said...

OK, now I'm whistling Mr. Rogers....

I am intrigued to know the story behind the poncho.

All the dolls are precious.