|Cindy's setting up to do a Viking Knit demo|
Instead, we were treated to a series of mini-demos. Another member, Cindy, gave several wonderful demos on Viking knit. Since Ann and Kathy are supposed to be demoing "advanced Viking knit" at a later date, and I wasn't familiar with the basic version, this was really useful. I thought the vice she used to hold her dowel was extremely clever. Turns out there's a Harbor Freight in Bellevue, (just looked it up online) so I may have to make a field trip to go get one. I can think of a number of places where it could be useful.
|Lacy Scarf by Christy Bear - I really want one!|
And I learned several tips on how to make a wire worked clasp from Shelly. The collective knowledge and artistry of the group and their willingness to share both is almost overwhelming.
I just wish I hadn't come down with a migraine towards the end of the meeting. It made it really hard to take anything in when I couldn't see out of my left eye and all I really wanted to do was curl up in a dark room.
|Freeform Peyote bead by Marcy Kleckner|
And I fell in love with a knitted scarf by Christy Bear. It's made from this really cool yarn with a net-like construction, creating shimmery, open ruffles and she knits it into a scarf shape reminiscent of a lacy boa. The yarn is incredibly soft and the pictures above just don't do it justice. I should have tried to talk her into modeling it for me! I'm hoping we might manage a trade.