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Sunday, November 30, 2014

'Twas the day before Thanksgiving.

I had a full house the day before Thanksgiving. 

Marjolijn is working on the Butin collar as a gift for her sister.  The pattern called for the
thumb loop cast on which she had never done. 

Lois cast on for Angelito with Rasta (Super Bulky: 100% Merino, 90 yards). She went up a needle because she thought it was too  tight. The pattern called for a make 1 increase. She was working a kfb and somehow was increasing her stitches more than the original17 sts.  She was delighted with how fast this was knitting up and that the nature of the pattern created the angled shape of the scarf.

I haven't seen Sunaina in ages.  There was lots to show and tell.

The first was a Purl Soho pattern - Reversible Stripes scarf. One of the yarns is Jade Sapphire cashmere, the other one she bought either in Denmark or Sydney.

 This is a baby blanket that someone bid $200 for at a work charity auction (without seeing the finished product!!).  The yarn is Plymouth Yarn Dreamland (Worsted: 70% Acrylic, 30% Nylon, 125 yards). The pattern is from Plymouth, My First Baby Blanket, the yarn selected due to its machine washable nature.

The third is Schoppel Wolle Zauberball Crazy (Fingering: 75% Wool, 25% Nylon, 459).
The pattern is September Circle.

Lastly, she tried her hand at mittens (pun intended).

Then we got to what she needed help for.

She finished knitting her All About The Yarn Jacket knit with Artyarns Ensemble Light (DK: 50% Silk, 50% Cashmere, 400 yards). All she has to do is block and sew it. It's a gorgeous shade of red, unfortunately red does not photograph well.

Sunaina finished knitting and blocking the squares for her Noro Log Cabin Afghan. She picked up the stitches along the sides of two squares and learned how to graft the stitches together.

Mary has completed 3 of the 6 patterns in her blanket strip. I have collected the other 4 strips.  I have blocked and crocheted them together.  We have a couple of weeks till this blankets intended recipient makes her way into the world.

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