Sunday, January 14, 2007

Rubi & Lana's

Left to Right: Meg, David, Paula, Sally, Jenny, Mandy.

Despite cancelled trains and wayward buses I managed to work my way to Rubi and Lana's in Gordon to find a goodly lot of knitters enjoying Paula's hospitality.
Sally was there with her stylish new knitting bag full of pockets, compartments and trays. We came to the conclusion that it may have started its life as a professional makeup bag but it has a much more useful purpose now. Sally was also wearing a lovely ruffle edged shrug she designed in Rowan Tapestry Patons SWS. The yarn has a delicate colorway reminiscent of Noro but with a much softer feel to it. I am going to put it on my potentials list. Mandy came to the group for the first time, showing off a lovely mohair jumper that was an explosion of colour and texture.

Podcaster David was swatching some soft Alpaca yarn for a vest and bought along his beautiful Fairisle Torino sweater. He also has Sapporo in the pipeline apparently.

Jenwren also made her first visit to R&L. She was in town for her niece's birthday and just happened to read on This Very Blog that there was a knitting meet in the morning. Draped over the table is her newly completed Icarus shawl in Mollydale Silk. She and Meg were both working on RPM .the same sock pattern - the name of which escapes me as I am not Sock Literate. There was much talk of toe-up techniques and heel turns but much of it went right over my head. One day I might cross over to the Sock Side as I have seen their power - even against the might of financial institutions.

This is the last meeting at R&L for January but there are other things in the planning stage such as a knitting at Opera in the Domain on Sat 27 January and an excursion to knitsibs in the Mountains in February.

3 comments:

Jenny said...

The socks Meg and I are doing are "RPM" from Knitty.com (http://knitty.com/ISSUEsummer06/PATTrpm.html). And I thought the yarn Sally's shrug was made from was Rowan Tapestry which has the same composition. Perhaps I'm wrong. Anyhow it was really great to meet you all and I hope to do it again soon!
Jenny

Pamela Lee said...

I'm so sorry I missed this get-together, especially as it looks like you all had such a good time.

Unfortunately, I won't be able to make the Opera in the Domain meeting on the 27th -- I don't cope well with being trapped in the middle of huge crowds any more ;) -- but I'm really looking forward to meeting up with everyone again and seeing what you've all been up to. :)

BTW... I converted my blog to the new format too, but I hated what the conversion did to my template so much that I back it out to the old template again for now while I try to work out how to make it look the way I want it to again. I actually hadn't realized just how much tweaking I'd done to my template until I tried updating it. Eek!

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