Hola! We gained a couple of new members today—-Shana Quintero and Cathy Johnston–welcome! It is always nice to meet new faces–every new person adds a new dimension to our joint creativity!

By the way—here is a link to a website that can be found by running your cursor over the title for this post–it has animations of techniques that are easy to forget–like casting on. It is a big help if you are rusty at a particular technique.

There are some cute finished objects to show you–This cute hat was knitted by Beth–she not only knits but crochets as well. She did and i-cord trim on the top with a tassel on the end and it really looks cute.

This little poncho was knitted by Linda for a special little girl–MacKenzie.Not only did she do a poncho, but it has matching booties and hat!<a
href=”http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/515/1307/1600/IMG_0498_1.jpg”&gt;We really need to dedicate a couple of posts with the cherished recipients of these outfits–wouldn’t that be cute? This little one is definitely a cherished babe.

Remember I said that DeeDee was a prolific knitter? Well, here is proof. She started this scarf, inspired by a pattern from the Little Book of Scarves today—and—she finished it today! She used “gi-normous” needles, I think a 35, and Lion Brand Thick and Quick, Tape (I can’t remember the name), and a glittery small yarn–1 ball of each. It is really cute–a great Christmas idea! And here is her completed poncho that was in an earlier post.She already did at test-wear of it on the beach and it kept her nice and warm! It is a combination of multidirectional scarves and some garter panels. And all in Yuma High colors!

Here is my green “Loopy” thing. It has grown since this photo, and will be completed be next week. I got the pattern from Knitty.com, a cool website with free patterns. The designers are people of all different kinds–just like you and I. The models are regular people too. Here is a link to the Loopy scarf–
http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEwinter02/PATTloopy.html

Knitty is an e-magazine published 4 times a year. You can access all of their patterns by clicking on archives. The archive is sorted by type of garment–pullover, shawls, etc. And did I mention it is a free subscription? Definitely a cool website–=

That’s about it for tonight! I finally will post on time! Hope to see you all next week–Until then—KNIT ON!