Today was our Austin area machine knitting club meeting, Knit Natters. We meet at a church in Leander.
Today Delpha showed us her brand new LK150 - really makes mine look a little old and worn, but I've had such pleasure with that lovely machine, and Delpha plans to "wear it out!" She's already made a pile of hats and a scarf.
Joan put a new sponge strip in her portable machine, and we were all pulling needles. I was surprised at how quickly she and Pat put in that strip. She carried it off with plans to clean all the needles before they go back in the machine.
I had the demo today, and I taught this Entrelac blanket - it's something I came up with to add to my afghan class at the Knit Knack Shop's Spring Fling next month. Look, Ma, no triangles! This Entrelac is on the square.
Our local club is very good about letting me try out my new demos on them, and after I showed this technique using use one color of yarn, Dea said I ought to stick with several colors because it's so much easier to see the diagonal rows.
We talked about future plans for the club, at least a little bit. We've got hopes of attending the Dallas seminar in October, carpooling to Dallas to see Sandee Cherry teach. We nearly always send a contingent. We also rescheduled the April meeting so Barbara and I can attend, even though we're going to Knit Knack Shop the weekend we usually meet.
It was nice to see Dea again, too; she had been out a while with illness. Today, she purchased an extra Knit Leader I had - I had picked it up at a garage sale some time back. You never know what you'll find at thrift stores and garage sales, but the really lucky thing about this one was everything was there, and complete.
John repaired my KE-100 Brother motor drive today. It had stopped counting backwards, so I had to watch the rows. He took it apart, cleaned it and removed old, gunky grease, and it's working great now.