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Thursday, March 28, 2013

Stitch and Chat ~ 2 Week Review

 Mary's (on left) and Diane's Roo Intarsia sweaters look awesome.  They are so compelling. 

Diane checked in with her Linen Stitch Scarf.  The pattern has you put markers every 50 stitches to keep you on track (there are 450 stitches on the needle).  In one section, Diane had gotten off track and ended on track.  There was some tinking involved to set it right.  When you make a mistake, there are tell-tale bumps on the right side that don't belong so it really stands out. I love Koigu colors (Fingering: 100% merino, 175 yards).

Elizabeth has been steadfastly working on getting the Brioche pattern stitch right. She made a very accurate observation.  When it doesn't feel right, it isn't.  This applies to those situations we've all had.  You're knitting merrily along and have a nagging feeling.  Something seems off.  You keep knitting because you don't want to rip it out (again).  Even though there is a little voice saying, 'something isn't right'.  Listen to the voice (in this case, anyway).

(That was 2 weeks ago).

Last week...

Success!  By george I think she's got it!

I think I was as excited as she was.  The yarn is perfect and the colors are awesome.  The yarn is from a trip to the Rhinebeck Sheep & Wool Festival.

Diane finished her Roo Roll Neck Sheep sweater.  Adorable!  The only downside: she did not enjoy working with Angora yarn.  Cascade 220 Superwash (Worsted:  100% superwash merino, 220 yards).

With her leftover yarn, she knit a striped my Flap Happy Hat.  I crocheted the edges for her to get it to lie flat.  She's going to add a pom-pom.

Barbara "emailed" her finished Debbie Bliss cable v-neck slipover.

It's a gift for her daughter-in-law who gifted her the yarn.  How's that for going full circle?

Michelle "emailed" in her trio of pillows knit with Malabrigo Worsted (Aran: 100% Merino, 210 yards).  This is a perfect study of the differences in hand-painted yarn.  Same "dye-lot", same pattern, same bat channel (sorry, it's early - coffee hasn't kicked in yet).

No more pillows for Michelle, she's cut off.  On to bigger and better things.

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