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Saturday, September 01, 2007

Harlem Knitter-que

I have finally got a chance to sit down and post some NYC photos. I had an absolutely fabulous time at the Knitter-que in St. Nicholas Park, Harlem, and I remembered to take photos too. Everyone was working on a project or two that covered a diversity of techniques.

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Sherrin was working on a crochet commission in Jamaican flag colours: a giant Jamaican granny square afghan.

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Iris knitted, frogged and knitted again Pomotomus magic-loop style. Actually there was a lot of magic-loop happening that day, including my own toe-up sock project.

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Chante one of our hosts, was spinning merino sock yarn. When I spotted the spinning wheel in the park I immediatly knew that I had arrived at the right BBQ.

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Dr. Donna was knitting away at her own pattern for a cotton head scarf

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Yvonne was crocheting a hobo bag. Accessories of all kinds have become popular traveling projects.

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Marva was knitting a green bag. Marva was accompanied by her young industriously knitting granddaughter who was proof that the next generation can carry the knitting torch.

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The cutest project had to be Tawana's Koigu baby socks. Not only cute but also obviously happy-making.

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Kim is my new magic-loop hero knitting simultaneously two socks that rock.

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Shameka shared her source for British knitting magazines while knitting a snuggle sweater. Shameka also makes the most soul satisfying rice and peas I have ever had (sorry Mom, but it is true). I definitely took some home with me. Shameka I need the recipe. Please! Please! Please!

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Our other host Sahara is knitting her own lace pattern shawl in two colors. She makes it all look so easy but I am sure it is not. She is just amazing.

More later on yarn and books bought in NYC.

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4 Comments:

Blogger dawn said...

i loved going through these photos. all of the women are beautiful and you can tell that knitting is their happy place.

5:42 AM  
Blogger Shameka said...

I had so much fun that day. It was such a pleasure to meet everyone, see their different projects, and hear their wonderful stories. I was amazed that you came all the way from Canada, and was honored that you chose to spend your time with us. It was so relaxing and de-stressing. I wish we could have one every weekend.

10:03 AM  
Blogger urbanknitrix said...

You gals looked like you had so much fun and what exciting projects. I have yet to try magic loop.

5:02 PM  
Blogger Marvalous Marva said...

Marva said
Great pictures it was great meeting you and hope you visit again. Thanks for the post. When I went to Rhinebeck, I met a real nice couple for Canada. Thanks for sharing your pic. of our little informal group, with our neighbor's in Canada.
Hey! Sistah's Knit Too.

1:52 PM  

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