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Monday, November 10, 2014

We will not be beaten by our yarn.

Mary revisited the Kersti Baby Cardigan; knit with Koigu Kersti Merino Crepe (DK: 100% Merino, 114 yards). She had started this project over the summer and needed to figure out where she was.

Elizabeth knit the Nola Cloche; this is an adorable hat. The yarn is Simpliworsted (Aran: 55% Merino, 28% Acrylic, 17% Nylon, 140 yards).

She asked a terrific question. Why do you lose st when taking out a provisional cast on? I've had this happen to me too and never looked it up.

So, I looked it up.  Would you believe I found a blog post entitled "The Missing Stitch"?  Click here to read the explanation of that lost stitch.

 Elizabeth brought in  Marin that she's knitting with Annapurna (Sport: 80% Merino, 10% Cashmere, 10% Nylon, 385 yards) from A Verb for Keeping Warm. Her count is still off.  We looked up the Marin help group and saved any pertinent comments.

Lois is starting the last strip of our sampler blanket.

Her next project will by my Fallen Halo cowl in green Cashmere 5 and Cashmere Glitter.

On the back burner is her husband's perpetual vest; third time wass not a charm.

It was great to see Rose, who after a knitting hiatus, decided she wanted to learn a tubular cast on for her knitted socks. In the past she has used Jeny's Surprisingly Stretchy Cast On and thought this would be better.  When we reviewed the Tubular aka Italian aka invisible cast on, we decided (for the purpose of socks),  Jeny's Surprisingly Stretchy Cast On was more than sufficient.  The invisible cast on is very involved and not worth the effort on socks.

 Judith was building a hate relationship with her crochet project, Granny's Little Girl..

Unfortunately, Elizabeth felt the same way.  Instead of a love/hat relationship, she was having a  hate/hate relationship

We decided to create a sisterhood of frustration. Sing it with me, "We shall overcome..."

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