Lettie — my headless alter ego — is used to hanging out alone every day, gazing out of the window as the world passes her by. Not today, though! Today, Lettie got to get out, see the world, meet new people, hold her head -oops- never mind!
Lettie was a lovely addition to the silent auction. What a show stopper! My shawl did about as I expected — it sold for $100, which was the low end of what I hoped it would bring in, but certainly not embarassing. With the economy taking a nosedive, I know people are spending cautiously. I met the woman who bought Icarus, and she was thrilled and knew she had gotten a bargain. She will wear the shawl to a wedding over a black dress.
“Isn’t this the same old picture she keeps showing of her $##$%% Icarus??”
“No, it just looks the same. The background is different!”
“Oh, yeah, I guess I didn’t notice — are we finally done with this thing?”
Last night was the September Knitters Guild meeting. What a fabulous evening! We had at least 100 people if not more. The room was packed. There were probably about 20 (?) people who brought their items to show and share. I was the MC and runway model (not), though I did walk the displays up and down the aisle so everyone could get a closer look. It’s always great fun to hear what the judges have to say — we hiss and boo in all the right places. We oooh and aaah in all the right places. The knitting was inspiring and the knitters gracious and generous in their appreciation of everyone’s efforts.
I received 5-6 shawls for the Wrapped in Care program and gave away two more free shawl kits. Thanks, Shelley’s Mom, for donating the yarn!! I ran into Dee today and she still cannot believe the generosity of knitters. She has been giving the shawls away and they truly are appreciated.
Aran Wrap Cardigan
In response to Madeleine: Yes, we did not bind off and cast on for the armholes. We left the sts live on the first half of the opening and did a provisional cast on the second half of the opening. It is a half st off on the half with the provisional cast on. It is only noticeable where there is a transition from knit to purl or vice versa. It is there, and it is slightly noticeable, but we thought from previous experience that it would be okay.
PS to Astrid: congratulations on your many wins! Woo Hoo! I just keep my ribbons, but don’t really display them. I have a small corkboard in my itty bitty sewing room that I used to pin them on, but now I just keep them in a basket.