Debbie Bliss Big Shrug. Although the effect of knitted silk/mohair is lovely, progress always seems elusive. You can knit for an hour and have only an inch to show for it.
Gypsy Tank. I know she is more than ready to be done and I'm sure she is quite happy that there is minimal if any finishing when she's done knitting.
Ruched Yoke Tee. You'll see the looser rows quite clearly in the swatch above.
One way to combat this is to use two different needle sizes: the size you obtained gauge with for the knit row and a size (or two) smaller for the purl row. This can be achieved with interchangeable circulars or straight needles. If you look at Donna's swatch, you'll see a section in the middle and up at the top where she employed this technique and got a more consistent fabric.
Baby Cashmerino 3.
Krazy Kurti Sweater.
and a soft, cuddly pink scarf for her granddaughter.
I love when I receive pictures of progress while people are away, it's the next best thing to being there.