Knitting, Stitching, Crocheting and eating cake

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Sharing a few snapshots of works in progress by some lovely friends at my craft group – as I can’t share what I’ve been working on until after 25th (current project just finished as a Chrissy gift).

In the Loop meets five times a month.  Some of us knit, some sew, some crochet, some sketch.  At times we chat and consume refreshments much more than we craft during the two hours! I try and take something simple as I’ve been known to knit a few pattern rows incorrectly and have to rip them back later and start all over again.  (Just fondly (?) remembering the time I decided to cast on a new project and counted and recounted stitches so many times I gave up and decided the cake in front of me needed more attention than the wool!)

loophexi1.jpgSo, here goes, Krissy’s hexi patchwork bag. She has made several of these, all hand stitched.  Patience of a saint!

Jane’s teal shawl, halfway there. The cone is 4 strands worked together, can’t wait to see it finished.  One of the other ladies, Susan has a matching cone, so it’s a bit of a competition over who finishes their’s first!

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Liz is making a cream alpaca sweater – to us it’s a mystery as there is no photo on the pattern. Liz is one of the fastest knitters I know. loopknit1

Marianne has been busy crocheting sparkly tree decorations.   loopdecs1

As I said a peep into last week’s get together.  This week will be our last one before Christmas.  To celebrate In the Loop style we aim to all have made one Christmas card in any style of our choosing.  They all go onto the table and we all take a card from the same pile (but not our own obviously!).  I can’t wait to see what card I am dealt.

Does anyone else out there do ‘Secret Santa’ Christmas card giving ?

Have a good day.  Hope your own Christmas preparations are going well. x


7 thoughts on “Knitting, Stitching, Crocheting and eating cake

    Geraldine said:
    December 20, 2017 at 8:36 pm

    It all looks so festive!😊

    Kate said:
    December 21, 2017 at 2:08 am

    Awesome projects! I miss getting together with friends to craft. I used to go to a monthly scrapbooking crop, but I moved a few hours away, so I don’t get there very often now.

      tinaor responded:
      December 21, 2017 at 9:04 am

      Thank you. I love my craft group – I have even worked jobs around it, saying I can’t work on Thursdays as I have ‘commitments’! Shame for you that you don’t have one – maybe it’s the opportunity to start your own?

    tierneycreates said:
    December 22, 2017 at 4:13 pm

    Your craft group sounds wonderful plus there is cake! Your fellow crafters in the group are working on some wonderful projects!

      tinaor responded:
      December 23, 2017 at 9:10 am

      Thank you.

    Jane Gealy said:
    January 8, 2018 at 4:11 pm

    I love that turquoise coloured wool! I made a snowman family, who are now tucked away safely until next year. This was my first knitting project in nearly 40 years. Next step, something more ‘grown up.’ Good luck with your projects.

      tinaor responded:
      January 9, 2018 at 1:50 pm

      Thank you – I love the colour too. Well done with your first knitting project in forever – so many wonderful things out there to knit. Can’t wait to hear what your next one will be. Wish you luck too!

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