I have to tell you how cool it is to be able to get together with a group of good fiber friends. The Louisville SBSTT group gets together every odd-numbered Tuesday at one of the local Barnes and Noble bookstores, and it’s the highlight of my month. It works out that we get together every two to three weeks, which is just about the time I’m pretty desperate for some “me” time with fiber. And the coffee and chocolate don’t hurt either!
Last night’s gathering was very productive, because we: oohed and ahhed over the silk scarf exchange scarves I’ve received so far (gotten scarves from six participants so far, not including yours truly), we sorted and started plying the singles we’ve spun for the group shawl project, we discussed construction of the shawl, and we decided that we’ll start knitting on March 11.
The shawl construction is still a work in progress–I think what we’ve figured out is that we want to go ahead and do a square shawl, which means that we can have four knitters–two will work increases at every corner, and the others will knit “plain.” We’re also thinking that we will probably incorporate some sort of patterning into the shawl–possible Old Shale, possibly some combination of YO and K2Tog. We’ll just have to see. Viki and I are swatching on size six and eight needles, and we’ll try to have the middle knit before the 11th so that we can all start working. Note to self: must order/get some short circulars in the appropriate sizes. But not too short!
Sorry about the lack of pictures and links…