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Friday, May 20, 2016

Two Rows Forward, One Row Back

Jane knit not one, but two swatches and found the right gauge in Acadia (DK: 60% Merino, 20% Silk, 20% Alpaca, 145 yards) for the Easy Folded Poncho she is knitting.

Michelle is back! She has three baby blankets to knit in three months.  On your mark, get set, GO!

The first one is the Collina Blanket in Berroco Comfort (Worsted: 50% Nylon, 50% Acrylic, 210 yards). Nice looking blanket that is written for several sizes.

Eleanor had bound off for her #409 Cool Hemp Poncho in Rowan Softknit Cotton (Worsted: 92% Cotton, 8% Nylon, 115 yards). I measured it and it came up a bit short.  Since she had some yarn left, we pulled out the bind off and she knit a few more repeats, then she will wet block it.

© Berroco, Inc.
Allison, dropped a stitch on her  Odele T-Shirt in Berroco Mykonos (DK: 66% Linen, 26% Nylon, 8% Cotton, 142 yards). She questioned whether she should switch to wooden needles since the yarn is unruly. The answer was yes.

We tended to that and she picked up her Easy Folded Poncho in Anzula Cricket (DK: 80% Merino, 10% Nylon, 10% Cashmere, 250 yards).  Good mindless knitting for a chatty bunch.

Calann was all ready to bind off her Rowan Straight Top, when she noticed she was 4 stitches short on one side.  It was a tense moment while we considered the options.  Tenser still when we decided she had to rip back to the neckline.  She was brave while I took it back. At least the knitting goes fast on big needles.

Cornelia is plugging along on her Mushishi Custom Fit sweater. Who knew it would be cold enough to wear not one, but two of her hand knits.  The Rasta poncho and (Zona) Confidence Pullover. In this picture Cindy and Cornelia are looking over the RJ Julia Bookstore Newsletter.

Cindy finished up the sleeves on her Baby Hooded Wrap Cardigan and sent it off to the finisher.

Mary finished block #10 on her Building Blocks Afghan. She is into block #11, where she learned how to pfb, otherwise known as a purl into the front and back (increase).

Linda was shocked to learn that she had the right number of stitches and was in the right place to work the next step of her top down Sock Yarn Sweater.  The lovely and vibrant yarn is Koigu Painters Palette Premium Merino (KPPPM) (Fingering: 100% Merino, 175 yards).

And the knit goes on.

Now that spring has sprung, I have the pleasure of sitting outside to blog.  The dogs have assumed their natural deck/coffee table positions.

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