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Friday, June 12, 2015

Stitch and Chat This Past Week

Eleanor was back from her trip to Europe.  Her knitting project was Churchmouse Color Play Mohair Scarf perfect for trains, planes, and automobiles. She said, were she to knit it again, she would make the color blocks even.

She was seaming the Anytime Cardi for her great goddaughter.

Eleanor is near the end of the front of her Car Pullover and running short on the blue Zara (DK: 100% Extrafine Merino, 136 yards). I put out a search request to stores near us. 

She loved the Yowza Weigh it Shawl 3 that Allison plans to knit.  She is going to knit it for the summer in Tahki Monet (Aran: 52% Cotton, 40% Acrylic, 8% Nylon, 60 yards).

Allison came in wearing my Destinations Top-Down Pullover in Rosa (Aran: 100% cotton, 93 yards).  It looked great on her. She inspired Eleanor to knit one in Indigo blue Rosa.

She was making progress one of the fronts of her Customfit sweater.

and worked the kitchener stitch across the ends of her Burberry Cowl knit with Zona (Aran: 35% Cotton, 28% Wool, 26% Acrylic, 11% Nylon, 119 yards).

Wednesday at Stitch and Chat, Michelle was swatched and ready to begin Zohars Multi Task Scarf knit with Ellyn Cooper's Yarn Sonnets Zohar's Socks (Fingering: Fingering: Bamboo, Merino, 420 yards).

She sewed the shoulders of her Customfit Scoop Neck pullover.  I really like the design elements she chose, 3/4 length sleeve, deep scoop neck, high hip in a cotton yarn.

and she finished her Houston top in Berroco Origami (Worsted: 58% Acrylic, 16% Linen, 15% Nylon, 11% Cotton, 98 yards).

Eileen was off in the bobble/cable pattern of her Little Emilia Poncho .  We also discussed the difference in English patterns of yfwd (yarn forward), yon (yarn over needle) versus the American yo (yarn over). Little subtle cultural differences in pattern writing can really throw a knitter off.

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