At this week's Knit at Night, the temptation of the gorgeous bag became too much for Rogue and they -yes, they!- revealed themselves and claimed their prize.
Many had suspected Patti of Rogueish activity. After all, who but Patti has the sock skills and speed to accomplish the daring feats of the Rogue knitter?
We were right - but only partially so. Even Patti could not take down me, Peter, AND Amy in that short amount of time. She required an accomplice and Sara was just a little too happy to help. (You may think she looks innocent, but watch out for that one!)
Thank you Patti and Sara for adding that extra thrill to the game . The concept was a stroke of genius, and if I had to be killed, I'm glad it was by the Rogue. (That, and I have a beautiful pair of socks. A sweet deal.)
While we waited for the Rogue knitters to admit to their crimes, we've been Sprouting. To be honest, we have so many people joining this incredibly fun KAL, I fear I may have lost track of a few knitters and/or yarn choices. The updated list is included at the end of this post. Please let me know if I missed you.
First, pictures from the Sprout kick-off night:
And Sprouting fingers:
Yarn waiting to Sprout:
The last picture is Beth's cast-on for Sprout in Cascade's Venezia Worsted. She challenged my camera's ability to get a decent close-up. Ha! It's a tad fuzzy, but still looks pretty good. Fabulous color choice Beth!
The Sprouting continued this week. I believe we have an even division between those knitting the sweater from the bottom-up and those working top-down. We've had a few impromptu sessions on how to work the wrap and turns. It's a tricky move if you've never seen it done, but we've walked a number of knitters through it in just a few minutes and all are now sailing on the rest of the sweater.
Did you notice the knitter in the middle of this pic? That's Cheryl and we were thrilled that her scheduled finally allowed her to join us for KAN (and Sprout). Welcome Cheryl!
And Lisa has sold her soul to the carpool to make it to KAN. She's willing to drive a carload of teenagers to a sporting event every Thursday night, just so she can make it to Brunswick in time for KAN. Thanks Lisa! We are so happy to have you join us - and greatly appreciate the sacrifice in the name of knitting.
More wonderful knitters:
And CAKE!!!! Karen has spoiled me once again with a mouth-watering cake for my birthday. I don't think there were even crumbs left on the plate by the end of the night. Thank you!!
Then Mara, the talented massage therapist, who makes the world ok when it just isn't, gave me a hand massage.
(I have her card at the shop should you want to be kind to yourself.)
Before I end with the Sprout list, I want to thank everyone for their kind thoughts and support for Becka, myself, and our family, after the passing of our grandmother earlier this week at the age of 95. She was a very special woman who will be dearly missed.
Sprout Knitters to-date
Chesley - Cascade Venezia in Lavender
Becka - Cascade Venezia in Olive
Spunky Amy - Noro Kureyon
Adrienne - Berroco Ultra Alpaca in light green heather
Alva - Cascade 220 Superwash
Amanda - undecided
Amy T.- Spunky yarn in Passion
Amy from MA - not sure on yarn
Beth -Cascade Venezia in Bubble Bath
Bridget - Cascade Sierra in Sage
Cheryl -Cotton Ease in Berry?
Christy - Debbie Bliss cashmerino aran
Chris aka Weaver- Cascade 220 - green heather
Danielle - undecided
Diana - Cascade Sierra Quatro
Diane - Cotton Ease
Emily - Spunky Eclectic 220 Classic
Faith - a gorgeous handspun
Hayley -Cotton Ease in Taupe
Jen - Elsebeth Lavold Cotton AL
Jennifer - Cascade pima tencel in Teal
Joyce - Cotton Ease in Berry?
Lesley - Cascade Venezia
Lisa - Farmhouse Yarn Summer Spun in Lemon Lime
Lisa-Marie - (decided, but I don't remember - help!!)
Lizzie - undecided?
Maggie - possibly a handdyed
Mara - Cotton Ease in Lime
Mary Ellen - Cascade Venezia (possibly)
Melissa - undecided
Mindy - possibly a stash yarn (Help on this one too!)
Pam - Cascade Sierra
Patti - Cascade Venezia in Quiet Lake
Peggy - Cascade 220 superwash
Terri - Encore DK in Denim
Sandy - Cascade Sierra in Bermuda Blue
Sara - Cascade pima tencel
Sophie - Debbie Bliss Pure Cotton in red
Susan - undecided
T0ri - Cascade Venezia in Lavendar
Wendy - Cascade Venezia in Quiet Lake