chocolate brown knits, socks, handknit slippers from a 1940's vintage pattern...
- Hi everybody, just a quick note to let you know what we are up to at
Rocking Horse Farm.
Last weekend Carole taught handknitting to beginners at the 2009 KNIT
OUT and CROCHET held at the Mall of America. Several members of our
clubs also attended. This is the 3rd year the national event has been
at the current location, and it's gotten larger every year. There
were tons of free handouts, booths for knitting charities and guilds,
Textile Center exhibit, contests and style shows. Next year's event
is already being planned!
I took some pictures at our Silver Tea and Knitwear Show a few weeks
ago, but I haven't been able to upload them yet... I am getting
accustomed to a new camera phone and I haven't been able to transfer
the pictures from the phone to the storage card yet. But when I
master that skill, I will post them. :) There were a lot of nice
examples of items knit in shades of Chocolate and Brown, including
some very clever pattern adaptations. One of the guests knit an
elegant scarf the morning of the event! We may ask her if she is
willing to share her pattern idea for the next ROCKING HORSE NEWS.
In a few days we host the WINTER KNIT-IN. Several people are coming
to spend part of Friday and all of Saturday knitting at Rocking Horse
Farm. If you weren't able to register in time for this event, keep
our KNITTING CAMP in mind: June 4-6, 2009.
There is a lot of interest in sock patterns for the standard gauge
knitting machine. Don't forget about Carole's pattern called "THE
MULTI-PURPOSE SOCK PATTERN." It was printed in a September Seminar
book as well as one of the Purls of Joy Seminar books, or we have it
available as a separate leaflet for $3.00 +s/h. Yarns suggested
Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece (Fine Weight), $20.40/half pound cone
Trekking XXL (wool/nylon) $16.95/2.5 ounce skein
Trekking Natura (wool/bamboo) $19.85/2.5 ounce skein
Step with Aloe (wool/nylon/aloe) $20.80/2.5 ounce skein
Ditto (wool/nylon) variegated for flecks and stripes, $7.00/50 gram
FREE HAND KNIT SLIPPER PATTERN
This pattern comes highly recommended by persons knitting for
charity. They recommend eliminating the ridge, if desired. The
pattern is based on something from an old book from the 1940's.