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I have been promising this blog post for days, and finally everything is completed, blocked, photographed, etc. So here goes.

This have been a very productive week for the Blue Lake Knitter. Today we held our monthly Fiber Guild Meeting, and I was able to show off all sorts of newly completed projects.

I was asked to do a demonstration of knitting an I-cord. Well, I prepared handouts, got some good pictures off the internet, and took extra dpns and yarn with me. But the one project that showed off this technique was my newly finished Sheldon Turtle which I finished up last night. The guild members just loved him, and when I told them that he was a free KP pattern, and that there were other free patterns for other costumes, everyone wanted to write down the web address so they could try him too. Here is my Sheldon...


And another view:


Then we discussed out Art Project for the coming year called simply The Apron Project. Each guild member obtains an apron (buy, make, etc.)... then they embellish their apron utilizing their fiber art skills. Then we trade aprons with one of the other members, until each member has touched (embellished) all aprons in some way. Once we have finished, the local French Art Colony Museum will be using our project as a part of the exhibit for next Mother's Day (for the month of May). So far I am the only one who has her apron finished.

Here is my apron when I purchased it from an Antique Shop:


And here is my apron after I embellished it with handspun, handknit Corriedale Wool lace.


My last item completed this week was my version of the Crystal Lake Shawl, knit in TLC Amore Red Velvet... my husband asked me to knit something for a neighbor and good friend.


We also have show and tell at our meetings, and tonight Knit Picks was the main topic of discussion. One lady brought along her brand new KP Swift and Ball Winder, I had my Sheldon knit with KP Shine Sport, and my KP needles in their little acrylic holder... Harmony, Options and Zephyrs. Everyone had good things to say about KP.

See you next week... I sure hope I keep up this level of productivity.

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Tags: Crystal, KP, Lake, Sheldon, Zephyrs, ballwinder, swift

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Comment by Susan the Blue Lake Knitter on August 28, 2009 at 9:26am
I am and I will!
Comment by Gizzie on August 28, 2009 at 8:54am
What beautiful projects. Keep on knitting !!!!!!
Comment by Susan the Blue Lake Knitter on August 26, 2009 at 10:56am
Thanks, Cristi,
I think it came out pretty nice.

Susan
Comment by Cristi-Lael on August 26, 2009 at 10:26am
Sheldons are so cute!

Love the apron!
Comment by Susan the Blue Lake Knitter on August 25, 2009 at 12:28pm
Peggy,
I take each thing in spurts... I wouldn't want to get confused.
Comment by Peggy Stuart on August 25, 2009 at 7:54am
Susan: It blows my mind how you get so much knitting and spinning done and still have time to post! Everything is lovely. --P
Comment by Knit4Many on August 24, 2009 at 3:10am
Great job!! Sheldon is so cute!! Nice work on the apron it really looks better with your touch. I love KP. I would like the little holder but right now so not practical in my house,maybe someday. Have you knit with your Zephyrs yet? I just got a US 8 for my daughter to try and see if she like it( ok and me too). Mostly her though really. I was surprise how much I was able to get done this weekend. Getting ready to post. Keep up the good work! Have a great day.-Knit

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