Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Fashion Show Flop

If you've been following along on here you may know about the workshop I did a couple months ago at a local yarn shop about mixing and matching yarns. It was a big success and so much fun. Over a dozen ladies showed up and had a blast mixing, matching, tying, and rolling different yarns into "magic balls". I talked to the group about getting together again in a month or so to for a little fashion show, to see everyone's projects that they were going to make with these beautiful, newly created balls of yarn. We decided on a date, March 13th. I got everyone's phone numbers so the yarn shop could call and remind everyone. Everyone seemed excited. However, hardly anyone showed up. It was such a disappointment to myself and the three ladies that did come. We were so excited to see what everyone had created.

However, the ladies that showed up did not disappoint! One had put together a gorgeous combination of oranges with little pops of turqouise, purple and other colors and wonderful texture. She knitted a vest with it and it's beautiful! She's working on the edging and then she'll just need to add a button and it'll be done. Here's a close up of it...it's MUCH more beautiful in person...


Another lady mixed pinks, browns and varied her stitches to make this beautiful scarf. It has some garter stitch, stockinette, and even some lace. It's beautiful! Here's a close up of it...again, it's much prettier in person...


The third lady that came is still working on hers and I didn't get a picture. She's having so much fun that she keeps knitting to make it bigger. It's a combination of lots of happy colors and it's going to be so warm and soft.

I'm glad I had the deadline to finish these projects though. That got me to hurry along and finish my shawl. I'm happy with it and will likely try this again someday. It's a lot of fun, rewarding, and a great way to bust through some stash.

3 comments:

jomamma said...

I'm so glad you posted this idea in the beginning, and then you Serendipity Shawl. I'm going to follow your lead and make my boss a white (w/pink) shawl, she loved the one I had made for myself.

Sel and Poivre said...

Ever since I was a kid I've been amazed at the lack of enthusiasm most people have for life. My son, on student council this year is noting the same thing. Their loss.

Benita said...

I think this is a good thime to use something our mothers were good at - guilt tripping those ladies into showing up for the next scheduled meeting. I love the second one best and I'd love to see both in person!