On Saturday I went to Becca's house for the Berkeley Dulaan knit-in. For those of you who aren't familiar with Dulaan, it is a project where folks knit garments for impoverished people, especially children, in Mongolia. Read more about it here or let Ryan at Mossy Cottage Knits know that you want to participate.
Celia finished off a big red scarf and is seen here working on her Bayerische sock (pattern by Eunny). Next to her is Rachel (a.k.a. no blog Rachel not to be confused with blogless Rachel). Somehow I missed out on what see was making even though I ogled her yarn the whole time.
Lala (I don't have a parenthetical statement for her except to say that she plays a mean banjo) did a fine job of casting on for a mysterious project. Karen (lovely and also blogless) started a lengthwise scarf. And, last, but certainly not least, our lovely hostess, Becca also making a mysterious project.
We had a lovely time visiting and knitting. Many thanks to Becca for getting us together.
I started the hat on the right. It looks a lot better on a round head-like object. I finished it last night and then moved on to the hat on the left. Hats are fast! Both are made with some handspun that has been kicking around looking to become something.
I picked up some yarn for Dulaan knitting. Some Knit Picks Wool of the Andes in Hyacinth and some Reynolds Mandalay silk. I plan to spin a soft wool and ply it with the silk yarn. It should make a warm tweedy sweater. I'd like to make both into Elizabeth Zimmermann surprise sweaters. I have never made one and feel that I won't be a complete knitter until I do. No, not really, but it does seem like a fun project. Now, I just need to find my copy of Knitting Workshop. . .