Wednesday, March 24, 2010

There are two kinds of people, those who finish what they start and so on. (Robert Byrne)

Last week I finished the Traveling Vines socks, and they've been mailed up to my daughter. I also finished a pair of gym socks for my mom, using the leftover yarn from these traveling vines. (I forgot to take a picture, which is a shame. But they looked really good and she put them on to wear right away.)

This past week I've been working on a thank you gift. I decided to knit a pair of socks, using my favorite toe-up pattern and self-striping yarn (Heart and Sole by Red Heart). I'm hoping that I'll have them finished within the next day or two.

I also managed to knit up seven squares for my sock blanket.

The big knitting news, though, is that the Gold Coast Fiberarts Guild is now official. We had our first meeting Sunday, and I think this is going to be a really great group. It turns out that I'm not the only one excited about the idea of a guild.

We managed to come up with a name, and agreed to meet once a month (on the third Saturday). For now we'll be at the Greenwise Publix off of PGA Boulevard. We're modeling ourselves after the Manasota Guild, in the fact that spinners will meet first for a brief program or free spin, then we'll do a bag lunch meeting, after which knitter and crocheters will stay for program or socializing. We have a lot of great ideas for sharing our skills. Hopefully we'll attract even more people. In the meantime, there is a lot of work to be done.

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