June Meeting and Sock KAL kick off!
I would like to start by sharing some of the retreat photos I have accumulated from our trip in April.
|A walk to the Falls at Amicalola|
|Strings and Stitches!|
All in all it was a wonderful trip with wonderful ladies!
Have you ever made socks, if not are you ready to try your hand at them? Carol taught us how to start and make magic loop socks on circular needles this month. want to learn more? Keep reading!
Carol started off by teaching us a new cast on to try that will help make the cuffs of your socks more elastic like. It was called the Old Norwegian, or German cast on, here is a quick video to help you out if you are interested in trying it out! I love it personally, once i got the hang of it, I could tell that it was going to be a great stretchy cast on for sock cuffs!
Carol also had quite a few examples of socks that she has made throughout the years, and was full of information about the anatomy of a sock, from cuff, to leg, to heel, gusset and on!
The next thing that she taught everyone was how to do the Magic loop method to work your sock, this is great for knitters like myself who find double pointed needles can be pesky, or for others who may find themselves to be unable to use them for other reasons. below will be one more decent video of someone using the magic loop technique!
I hope everyone enjoys knitting their socks and i can't wait to see them! feel free to email me pictures as you work them up so that i can share your progress on the Socks KAL link of the blog. I will try to keep it updated regularly with any new information or tutorials that is passed down the grapevine!
SHOW AND TELL!!
I think this has become my favorite part of the blog, I absolutely LOVE to see and learn about what everyone else has made. I also love to share my own projects with the guild of course!
|Even one of our newest members had something to share!|
|A wonderful little sweater!|
|Melissa says if you ask her to knit you a sweater this is what you're going to get! HAHA!|
|Charity Blankets for NICU babies|
|another NICU Blanket|
|Here we have a Baby Blanket for Pam's upcoming grand baby!|
|Becca's (that's me!) Mandala vest for her daughter!|
|Ethel's Gorgeous Shawl from the pattern and yarn she purchased on the retreat.|
|Marilyn modeling her newest sweater creation.|
We have so many wonderful and talented people in our guild, I can't wait to see what everyone has to share next month!