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Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Standing Room Only

Seriously, standing room only.  A packed class, where to begin? I'll work counter clockwise from Eileen on the far right.

Eileen is knitting a brioche scarf using up leftovers. Brioche! After her experience knitting the two-color brioche in Exploration Station, I think it came as quite a surprise to both of us. She's doing very well with knitting the single color brioche.  Taking it out was another story.  I taught her how to unknit brioche successfully.  I'm very pleased that she's (now) enjoying brioche.

She put down her the Artyarns Lazy Days of Summer KAL in Artyarns Beaded Silk & Sequins Light and Artyarns Merino Cloud and unfortunately lost track of where she was.  The pattern calls for sliding the stitches back and forth to work on different sections.  We took out a few rows and just didn't feel we were getting a handle on it.  She bravely decided to rip it out and begin again.

Michelle finished her Elephant on Parade Blanket in Rowan Softknit Cotton (Worsted: 92% Cotton, 8% Nylon, 115 yards). We are all smitten with this blanket.

Calann finished knitting her #409 Cool Hemp Ponchette in Blue Heron Rayon Metallic (DK: 88% Rayon, 12% Metallic, 550 yards). It fit her beautifully and will require a little blocking, just for the points.

Her Rowan Straight Top was back from the finisher. It looks lovely on her.  Knit with Rowan Cotton Lustre (Bulky: 55% Cotton, 35% Rayon, 10% Linen, 87 yards). (Shameless note, it's on sale at Westport Yarns right now.)

She finished her swatch for the Poncho Air Lux in Katia Air Lux (Fingering: 70% Rayon, 30% Wool, 328 yards). She went up one needle, to a US #7 and her gauge looked spot on.

As I wrote last week, Michelle and I are knitting the same poncho.  This rich brown is Michelle's color. We'll talk about mine on another day...

Mary, Mary... she was off one stitch in block #12 of her Building Block afghan.  Otherwise, the pattern was coming out perfectly. Block #11 had a mis-stitch near the beginning; we agreed to ignore it. ;)

Jane was ready to join the pieces of her Two Harbors Poncho together; it is knit with Blue Sky Fibers Extra (Aran: 55% Alpaca, 45% Merino, 218 yards).

Eleanor was going to work on two circular needles to knit her grandson's sweater, the Little Fisher Cabled Pullover. That didn't go over so well, so she gave double points a try. In the end, she decided to find a classic cable pullover, knit from the bottom up.

Jane T. is working on her top down Essence Pullover in Tahoe (Aran: 32% Nylon, 27% Wool, 25% Alpaca, 16% Yak, 179 yards).

Cindy is knitting her Merino Cloud Gradient Cowl with Artyarns Merino Cloud Gradients (Fingering: 80% Merino, 20% Cashmere, 540 yards).


Her her Baby Hooded Wrap Cardigan came back from the finisher.  Cindy was really pleased with how it came out.

Allison is making progress on her Odele T-Shirt in Berroco Mykonos (DK: 66% Linen, 26% Nylon, 8% Cotton, 142 yards).

And coming full circle, Cornelia is back from Scotland where she had a marvelous time.  She found this book while there.  She's definitely going to knit the flag as a commemorative gift for her daughter. The book is filled with fun toys.

As far as her knitting, she is onto the front of her customfit sweater in Plymouth Mushishi (Worsted: 95% Wool, 5% Silk, 491 yards). She's calling it her Scotland sweater, because the colors remind her of her time there.

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