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Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Name that yarn

After finishing her first sleeve, Cornelia looked it over and saw exactly where she had changed skeins.  Since Malabrigo Worsted is a hand-dyed yarn there can variations within the same dyelot.  Sometimes people are really thrown off by this.  Cornelia embraced the hand dyed effect. She said it's part of the appeal of the hand dyed yarns, their artistic quality. She's got a point.

Cornelia started the second sleeve and was stumped by the make one left purlwise. The make one right purlwise she had down. The angle and awkwardness of the make one left purlwise was getting the best of her.  After a few tries she did get the hang of it. Kudos for perseverance.

She's very excited about finishing the second sleeve. That means she's one step closer to sending it off to the finisher to be blocked and sewn.  Since she has several sweaters in the queue, she decided to have her knit the neckline as well.

Eleanor had finished the back and was well into the one front of her Textures Cardigan in Tahki Rosa (Aran: 100% Cotton, 93 yards).  It's quick knitting. She really wants to wear it this summer.  I figure at this rate she'll be done in approximately 2 weeks.

She told us she sorted through her stash and brought in these skeins to see if I knew what they were.  I don't know if it's good or scary that I actually could name them all.

From left to right: the first three balls are Malabrigo Worsted, the middle skein is Malabrigo Rios, next is Plymouth Mushishi, then Madelinetosh DK, and finally on the far right, Cascade 220 Superwash Sport. What can I say?

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