Not So Close Encounters of a Knitting Kind

by | Oct 8, 2020 | Uncategorized

 

enjoying the outdoors 

This summer many people moved their socializing outdoors like the group in the photo.  They discovered some natural beauties, developed a nice tan and even got some exercise while enjoying eachother’s company.  

The Qualicum Weavers and Spinners were unable to access our studio for several months but to keep the regular groups in contact we embraced the great outdoors in the form of carports, patios and back yards.  We dyed scarves, had spinning circles, and even held stash sales.

As the weather cools and becomes “moister” we are glad that we now have at least limited access to our studio space.  See the notes under guild events for more details.  Workshops are back!

The knitters pictured here managed to turn a carport into a stage for an interesting “show and tell”.  Tracey had been very productive with 3 finished items only one of which is shown here. 

  Knitting in triangles seemed to be a popular theme although the interpretation was quite different.

Some of them were bold stripes using variegated yarns and others were delicate lacey shawls for a more formal look.  Some items were based on commercial yarns and others were made from hand spun wool or wool blends.

Some items were early works in progess.  It looks interesting almost like a scalloped edge.  Maybe we’ll see the finished product soon.

The weavers also got into the show and tell.

The towel in the photo is a twill gamp that illustrates different twill treadlings and threadings.

One weaver even managed to warp a table loom proving that with some planning (cooperative weather) and the desire to share you can still enjoy the commaraderie of the guild group while keeping eachother safe.  That black warp could be the start of so many different things.

 
 

And finally what more fun than a stash sale!  Looking for that bargain or that elusive yarn that matches something you bought at a previous stash sale.  The items for sale were a generous donation and the proceeds from the sale will help support guild activities.

Outdoor shopping spree

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