News from the Smyrna Knitters
Submitted by Barbara J. Schwarting
September 13, 2019
September 6, 2019
Time to get back into the routine of being at the Smyrna Library on Tuesday mornings for fun and chit chat while we ply our needles and crochet hooks. For most of us, we don’t get too far from home. But for others they had a break in the routine.
We had visitors Tuesday AM. Violet Sheldon and spouse Paul came in with a box of goodies for us to make use of. Yarn, needles and books. It was fun looking through it all. Some colors found immediate homes because a project was running low on yarn of the same dye lot. Red Heart along with some other companies are making yarn that you don’t have to be so picky about matching the colors so they don’t look like a step child project. Thank you so much for thinking of us. It will be used wisely. Melanie, and not Melissa, has started a new cross stitch project. It is a quote about doing good work getting you more work to do. Mary is working on Vanna’s (White from Wheel of Fortune) Afghan. All one row Granny Squares and then you crochet a chain of them however many squares long you want to make it. Joan Davis, you remember her, right, helped me to figure out the part where you put the squares together. It is a rainbow with the colors scrambled. Nifty! Marilyn brought in Sharon Donahue’s book about Smyrna Cemeteries. She opened the book up as she was standing by Bonnie because she had a surprise for her. When Bonnie saw the picture she was astounded. And speechless! It was a picture of her Mom and her Aunt and a couple of other people. For people who have lived their lives in this area, this might be a good book for you to invest in. Bonnie was working on her Turquoise Afghan. Arlene is making small rectangles from her leftover yarn to put together as a baby blanket. It will be cheerful and of course warm. Pam is knitting her white hiking scarf, and collecting plastic shopping bags for another crocheted bag. I can’t imagine someone crocheting one to use as a ground cover when camping out. It takes 54 bags just to crochet the bag. Just think if one person made one ground cover out of these bags, we wouldn’t have half the mess in the dumps or the ocean from them. Peg was here to visit with us. Why, because she likes us. hahahahaha! And I am determined to finish my sock.
TOC: State Fair, what was going on for the holiday weekend, the NYSP car parked on the street, our lovely donation of yarn, different fiber festivals coming up. I plan on attending the Endless Mountain Fiber Festival at Harford, PA this comming weekend. One of my favorite places to go and wish. September 21 and 22 Hemlock Fairgrounds at Hemlock, NY is hosting the Finger Lakes Fiber Festival from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm on the 21st, 10:00 am until 4:00 on the 22nd. York Fall Fiber Arts Festival is Saturday October 12th and Sunday October 13 at Little York Pavillion, Preble, NY.
We needle artists meet at the Smyrna Library on Tuesday mornings at 10:00 am until 12:00 noon to learn, help, joke, and tell tall tales. Come join us.