The Greater Boston Knitting Guild held its final meeting of the year and annual luncheon at Plimoth Plantation. Believe it or not I've never been to Plimoth Plantation, and except for sitting in the conference room where we met for several hours, I still haven't. The guest speaker was Tanis Gray, and she gave an interesting overview of the history of knitting.
I had signed up to take her class after the lunch, to make the E Pluribus Unum Cowl from her newest book, Capitol Knits. This pattern is so much fun! I'm using leftover cotton Covington that I used to make the Drape Neck Top.
Designs in Tanis's trunk show
The GBKG and Plimoth Plantation have a long relationship, as several members of the guild knit articles of clothing for the re-enactors to wear. If I didn't live two hours away I'd like to do that.
I finished a homework project for the crochet class at the Mermaid's Purl, a double thickness pot holder in single crochet. I've been using leftover Tahki Cotton Classic for three crochet patterns we're making. Imperfect it may be, but I am inordinately pleased with my cushy little pot holder:
Now I'm halfway through our third project, a round double thickness pot holder. I am amazed at my beautiful little circle. I did artfully place the crochet hook to hide the jaggedy line where each row starts.