April 27, 2009

Saturday Morning Knitting Club

Last week at knitting circle I announced there would be a test, and there was. I told the ladies that the only requirement was that they had to have been in the class for at least a year - that way no one would have a clear advantage.

So I went to class with some tools: straws, a hanger, a ruler, a paint brush, a spatula and various other tools, and I had the ladies reach into the bag and grab 2 things. All they had to do was cast on 5 stitches and knit 5 rows and whoever was done (or close) in 3 minutes was the winner.

Joanne had a seasoning brush (the kind used to spread barbecue sauce) and a straw:

Carol had a straw and a paint brush:
Winnie had a measuring spoon (with a slit at the top) and a hanger:

Carmen had a serving spoon and a straw:

I was laughing so hard I could barely take pictures! It was fun-nee! That's probably why I missed getting a picture of Yvonne (so sorry!). She got stuck with a ruler and a straw.

The winner was Carol! Congratulations! She won this lovely entrelac scarf made by me in near record time using size US #9 needles and 3 skeins of Patons SWS in natural violet. Three days to knit, 2 days to block (and fortunately no mistakes).

I wasn't the only one with a finished object to show.

Cynthia made this lovely shrug, and her daughter was nice enough to model it off. She's a beautiful young lady and the shrug looks great on her.

And Winnie made this lovely outfit for a co-worker named Monique who is having a baby. It's crochet: a hat, dress, bloomers and booties. Lovely.

So a good time was had by all. I think I had more fun than they did since I got to watch and laugh! That's so wrong.

Maybe next year I'll have a better test. I'm wracking my brain right now ...


  1. glad to hear the competition went so well... and yes it was wrong of you to laugh hard. Snickering on the other hand is acceptable :) see you when you get back

  2. Where do I find more information about your Saturday Knitting Club?

  3. The Soundview Stitchers meet every Saturday at the NYPL Soundview Branch located in the Bronx. Lessons are from 10:30 to 11:30a.

  4. So when you meeting. Again?