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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Tuesday's Stitch and Chat

Eleanor finished  L'Enveloppe in Noro Silk Garden Solo (Aran: 45% Mohair, 45% Silk, 10% Wool, 110 yards).

She counted the garter ridges to measure and sew. Then picked up the stitches to work the side bit.

We measured where to sew sleeve and voila! Finished!

She is knitting lap blankets for local nursing home in Cascade 128 (Bulky: 100% Superwash Merino, 128 yards). 

Eleanor was finishing a toddler sweater she bought while visiting in Cleveland. The Anytime Cardi is a house pattern from the Cleveland Shop. The sweater is for her great goddaughter.

She was working on the neck and picked up the stitches along the right side.  As she began to knit, she realized that it was creating an unsightly ridge at the back of the inside neck. 

Since the collar is supposed to fold over she decided to pick up stitches for neck on wrong side so that the inside will not have a ridge.

Patti cast on for the Dropped Stitch scarf as infinty scarf for her daughter. She will swatch Seedling (Aran: 100% Cotton, 110 yards) on #15. Her daughter wants the scarf to be super wide. Patti will cast on more loosely with larger needle.

In analyzing the scarves she just finished, she noticed that her cast on was much tighter than her bind off. That's not uncommon.  That's why in the future she will cast on with a needle a size or two larger than the needle she used to get gauge.

Allison was weaving in ends on her Hitchhiker in Pashmina (Sport: 75% Merino, 15% Silk, 10% Cashmere, 360 yrads) in the colorway Fog. This scarf is the fourth in her Hitchhiker series; two have been gifts.

She cast on for Susie's Reading Mitts in Rowan Lima (Worsted: 84% Alpaca, 8% Merino, 8% Nylon, 120 yards). Casting on with double points is always a little clumsy until it gets going.

Michelle stopped by to show us her Paintbox afghan. I love this afghan! The colors are so happy. She knit it with Cascade 220 Superwash (Worsted: 100% Superwash Merino, 220 yards).  

What we are reading:

The Red Queen by Phillipa Gregory

The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

A Little Life  by Hanya Yanagihara

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