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Stashbusting Continues with New Group!

We've had the 2nd gathering of my new knit/crochet group,Fellowship & Fiber, this morning at my church. The challenge of our new group is that the other leader and I are the only ones who knew how to knit and/or crochet.  So this is very much a learn to knit/crochet group for starters, but the other leader, my friend Ginny, and I do plan on trying to get everyone to "give back" through a charity project or two.  So far I've taught one person to knit, and helped 4 others learn to crochet.  I've had to dust off my crochet skills to do that!  Once we get everyone going on their first projects, I think it will be fun to fellowship with my "sisters."  For now it's kind of quiet with everyone concentrating on their stitches.  I also gave away 4 skeins of yarn, so double bonus!

 I found the coolest web/blog for stashbuster type patterns: Attic 24.  Home to colorful blankets and a lot of cool tutorials for learning different crochet patterns.  If you scroll down the left side of the page you will find her list of patterns and tutorials.  The writer is a mum who lives in England and she has gorgeous photos of their outings and such making me very jealous of the lovely Spring weather they are experiencing.  If I hadn't already started my Sediment blanket, I'd be cranking on a Neat Ripple afghan with my stash of Caron SS.  I'd probably have to go out and buy some yarn to round out the color combos, so it's a good thing I've got a Scrappy project on the hook.

 PS:  Finished my first pair of Mitts of Steal yesterday using leftover Swish Worsted.  I think I shall never buy plain ol' WOTA again!  (unless I'm felting)  What baby soft fiber that is!

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Comment by cherylbwaters on March 14, 2011 at 11:47pm
Allison, at least Turk's head knots are somewhat close to knitting. Well, really more like macrame. But ....
Comment by Peggy Stuart on March 14, 2011 at 7:23pm
The mitts are fun, aren't they! Swish is wonderful. I will be making sweaters for the pups, but it will be almost spring when we get back from Death Valley, so maybe they're for next winter. I got sidetracked with Mitts of Steal, which became a priority with me.
Cheryl, I don't think anyone minds repeated mention of this important information! That way it will be available if someone hasn't seen it before!
Comment by PurlGirl on March 14, 2011 at 6:35pm

I'm already on my 2nd pair of mitts and I joined the rav. group!  Busy  long weekend, so will get back to the knitting tomorrow hopefully.  Those darn Cub Scouts just keep making my knitting life difficult!  :)  We are doing leatherwork, right up my Camp Handicrafter alley!  Oh, and Turk's head knot woggles. :-)

Comment by cherylbwaters on March 14, 2011 at 4:30pm
What a cool way to help bust that stash! Good luck to all the new knitters and crocheters. If you need a charity to help out, you might check out angelkarhu's Mitts of Steal. [She is kutoa on Ravelry.] You can find it here or on Ravelry. I can't remember if you already know about this group. So sorry if I am giving information you already have. It is mitts to help keep dialysis patients hands warm during treatments.

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