September 1, 2016
Thank you, Debra, for our wonderful visit to Russia and Orenburg Lace at our August meeting. It was great to hear about the goats and their soft, warm down and cannot believe how fine a yarn the Russian women can spin! Our next stop is to another cold, northerly location - The Shetland Islands. We will hear more about intricate lace and wedding ring shawls (who knew that a shawl could fit through a wedding ring!! - Thanks, Susan). Our own Lois Mitchell will be our guide and tell us about all things Shetland.
PS And if you own any beautiful Shetland Lace shawls (authentic or knit right here by you in the US), please bring them to share.
You will need about 20-25 grams of a multi-color yarn in the same fiber and weight as your main project yarn. And this is key: to get the most visual punch for your knitting effort, the multi should contrast well with your project yarn and NOT contain any of your main color. If your main color is present in your multi, your color-work will just disappear.
Also - here is a quick heads up for November's KAL.
Upcoming Meetings in 2016:
October 13: Superstar Brooke Nico (classes available Oct 14-16, see Superstar under Workshops)
November 3: Knitting in the Andes & Raffle
December 1: Holiday Pot Luck Social, Bring donations for Women's Shelter