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Saturday, June 15, 2013

Now you see it, now you don't.

Michelle is testing my newest pattern. It's a lacy poncho/cape type accessory.  Perfect for layering over a tank.  The yarn is Mirasol Nuna (Sportweight: 40% Silk, 40% Wool, 20% Bamboo, 191 yards). 

She finally settled on a yarn for her husband's scarf, Heritage Silk (Fingering: 85% Merino, 15% Silk, 437 yards.

Her Moebius Vivalou , knit with Madelinetosh Tosh sock (Fingering: 100% merino, 395 yards) blocking. It's a little awkward blocking a moebius.

Elizabeth started a Wonderful Wallaby for her grandson.  The yarn is Araucania Lauca (Worsted: 80% wool, 10% camel, 10% silk, 181 yards). In the pattern, the pocket is worked by marking the spot for the pocket and picking up stitches in the knitted garment to work.  Elizabeth read the suggestions in the helpful comments for the pattern and worked it a different (and better in my opinion) way. When working the row that has to be marked, she went across as follows: k1, yo and placed the yarnovers on a stitch holder to be worked later. Brilliant.

What? You ask, happened to the Brioche Sweater she has been working on?

 Sadly it did not fit her grandson and the sizing of the pattern jumps from child to adult right where she would need a size to fit him.  She stepped away from the brioche sweater for the present.  The yarn will go to another project to be determined later. He looks appropriately bummed, don't you think?

Mary finished the body of her Destinations Top Down Sweater.  She tried it on and it fit her perfectly!  I don't know who is more excited, Mary or me!  This is her first sweater. We picked up for one of the sleeves.  There is no sewing in this sweater, so when the sleeves are done, she just has to weave in ends and it is wearable.

As for the title of the blog post, Michelle and Elizabeth both had mis-stitches or oddly formed stitches in their projects. 

Can you identify them?

The dogs are waiting...

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