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Friday, April 22, 2016

Conversation is a Three Way Street

Eleanor knit Churchmouse Annabella's cowl pattern for her daughters and daughter-in-law with 2 skeins of Anzula For Better or Worsted (Worsted: 80% Merino, 10% Cashmere, 10% Nylon, 200 yards). This is a great for beginners or a quick gift.

She's almost up to the neck shaping for her Centerport Cropped Poncho in Rowan Softknit Cotton (Worsted: 92% Cotton, 8% Nylon, 115 yards).

Lastly, she is on the second cuff of Cirrus. I love seeing hers because I'm knitting one in the same colorway.  It's the next best thing to knitting it. ;)

Eleanor liked the #409 Cool Hemp Ponchette sample in the shop, and will add this to her queue.

Cornelia started her Customfit sweater in Mushishi (Worsted: 95% Wool, 5% Silk, 491 yards). 

Janice came in wearing her Etched Rio Wrap in Anzula Cricket (DK: 80% Merino, 10% Nylon, 10% Cashmere, 250 yards.  The poncho has beautiful drape, she gets compliments everywhere.  (Didn't I tell you ponchos are the "in thing".)

She finished the front sections of her Giotto top and is ready to sew them together with the mattress stitch.  She wrote out instructions for back like figuring out a math word problem

Calann finished the little fish sweater and sent it to finisher.

Her make ones for the neck shaping had holes; she wasn't processing them properly.

I took it back to the beginning of the neck shaping and Calann re-knit them and was able to finish the front neck shaping in class. She rejoined her yarn and began the back neck shaping.

She likes the look of the yarn, Rowan Cotton Lustre (Bulky: 55% Cotton, 35% Rayon, 10% Linen, 87 yards) and is looking forward wearing the completed top. The pattern is not hard.

Conversation was all over the map. We went from travel to Broadway shows to health insurance/medicine, to commercials broadcasting Viagra during the dinner hour. And to help me earn my keep, a few knitting questions interspersed.

It was during the Viagra conversation that one of the knitter's got excited and dropped a stitch.  I promised I wouldn't name names but it was too funny not to share.

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