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Friday, June 26, 2009

The Dragon's name is officially Scarlett. Upon further research in a literary group on Ravelry, Elizabeth learned that the name Scarlett means proud, independent, and fiercely loyal.

Elizabeth had a square pattern for her blocks exchange on ravelry. We were initially put off by yrn, yon, yfwd. Her first square had very little eyelets. We worked it through, yrn/yon refer to a yo based on the direction it's coming off a knit or purl. Yfwd means it's coming around the needle from the opposite direction that a yo usually goes. Those English pattern terms can really catch you up short! Working these yo's the same way repeatedly brought on a discussion of the definition of insanity; doing the same thing over and over again while expecting different results. I experience that with raising teenagers all the time. Which brings up another definition of insanity. Insanity is hereditary, you get it from your kids.
In the end, the square was beginning to look like a g-string. I don't know, there's a trend here. The beginning of the dragon shawl looked like a thong.

Michelle was working on another baby blanket in the round, very happily. She also brought in the prototype of a wrap/shawl she'd like me to write a pattern for. We're still discussing the weight, so wait and see. :)

Angela finished the right front of her Rowan Lupin sweater. She was elated to be onto the sleeves. Michelle gave her a bit of a scare though. Michelle has made this sweater. It is all sewn together. It's just lacking the loopy fringe. Michelle hated that stitch. It made Angela a little nervous. I think we barter with Mary, she loves this stitch.

My sister and nieces joined us today. THAT was GREAT! I brought a bag full of yarn, needles, and hooks for them.

She is trying her hand at dichroic buttons now. She's been making beautiful jewelry for years. When she's got the buttons up on her website I'll provide the link.

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