Monday, March 27, 2006


Knitting was Friday, affectionately known as the Society for Subversive Knitting (SSK) for reasons we won't go into fully here. Suffice it to say, some members spent an entire year bearing witness at the local Board of Supervisors meetings, knitting away a la Madame deFarge, keeping a jaundiced eye on the proceedings. SSK is a left-leaning decrease, I will say no more.

First up:
Dee's sweater

Dee had a new design for Mountain Colors, which Patricia promptly modeled for us. It was her size and her colors, how convenient! I neglected to write down the name of the yarn color, I think it is a new one.

Next, Lindsey came in with a new poncho, modular knitting with a twist. There was a detailed description of how she came up with all the elements, but I was too busy taking pictures to pay attention:

Lindsey's top

I had asked everyone to bring what knit-dye-reknit examples they could and we had a show and tell. Several of us were in Nancy's class a few months ago. Unfortunately, Nancy won't be teaching this year again at SOAR (too bad!), but she will most likely be a vendor. First up:

Sue2's shawl

Sue2's shawl. The Leaf Lace pattern, knitting straight from the fabric, so you can see how the colors will progress.

Then we had socks. These are Patricia's melon colors, still on the needles:

socks Patricia

I even had them take them off their feet, these are Sue's:


And these are Patricia's:


Note the bad camera work: both of the above pairs of socks had matching toes: I just didn't get them in the photos!

We all thought Lindsey's socks, with their contrast color cuffs, were fabulous. You can see the ball of yarn will eventually progress to some more pinks, but it gave us the idea of just doing contrast cuff socks, perhaps next dye day:

Lindsey's sock

In the background of this picture, you can see a small tin, which looks like this close up:

Lindsey's knitting

And look what it contains:

Lindsey's knitting2

Cool, huh?! A nice, rigid box to keep needles from getting broken while being hauled around.

Last, we have Lindsey's new mitten:

Lindsey's mitten

While we can all attest to its apparent practicality, we thought it looked a little unseemly, and could imagine *other* things this construction might cover. We are, after all, the SSK.


Blogger Baycolonyfarm said...

The socks are just gorgeous! :)

11:36 AM  
Blogger Deanna said...

Oh wow - a LOT to love in this post! That is the first poncho I've ever seen that I coveted - love the modular knitting and the different scales of modules. Love the SSK. Love the left-leaning appendage on the mittens. :-) Love the coke bottle tin for the sock knitting. Love the melon colored socks. Thank you for the visual feast!

2:52 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

...that last mitten...were you thinking of covering something, um, electronic? Cause that's right where my mind went ;-)

3:19 PM  
Blogger Birdsong said...

Love the SSK!

9:45 PM  

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