Smyrna Knitters

News from the Smyrna Knitters

Submitted by Barbara J. Schwarting


September 13, 2019

Take care everyone.  Watch out for kids, deer and dogs running out into the road.  No accidents please.  Be safe on your way to work and coming home.  Until next week,
TaTa to you all.  bjs
It was a loverly day for doing what ever fun thing you had in mind.  Five ladies made it to the library to do their thing.  I didn’t get to go ’cause I was dizzy.  Some folks think I am dizzy most of the time.  HA!  Not true.
Here is the report of their activity.  Melanie is working on her Counted Cross Stitch pattern about work and if you do a good job, someone wants you to do more work.
It is true.  Bonnie was creating a dishcloth.  They are easy to tote and work on as opposed to bigger projects like afghans.  And the recipients of these dishcloths really like them.  Arlene is doing her rectangles of all her leftover yarn for an afghan.  The one she already finished was very pretty with all the different colors.  Pam is knitting on her white cable scarf.  She brought in some of her painted rocks for all to see.  Sorry I missed that.  Jan is doing the same scarf as Pam only hers is green.  I hope her granddaughter loves it.  A whole lot of love has gone into it.
Can’t report on the Endless Mountain Fiber Fest.  Didn’t get to go.  Dang it anyway.  Can’t tell you about the Topics of Conversation either.  Sorry.  I will try to do better next week.  In the meantime remember we meet at the Smyrna Library from 10:00 am until 12:00 noon on Tuesday mornings.  You are welcome to stop in and visit with us and share your talent.  Would love to meet you.  See you here with us!

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.