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Friday, June 24, 2016

Summer Reading (and Knitting)

Tuesday's Stitch and Chat

Check out Eleanor's Easy Peazy Shawl in Anzula For Better or Worsted (Worsted:  80% Merino, 10% Cashmere, 10% Nylon, 200 yards).

Jane B. finished picking up the stitches for the bottom border of Two Harbor's Poncho.

Cornelia finished front of her customfit sweater and is onto sleeve. The yarn is Plymouth Mushishi (Worsted: 95% Wool, 5% Silk, 491 yards).

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

Jane T. continues to make progress on her  Essence Pullover in Tahoe (Aran: 32% Nylon, 27% Wool, 25% Alpaca, 16% Yak, 179 yards).

Allison as working on two projects: 1. Odele T-Shirt in Berroco Mykonos (DK: 66% Linen, 26% Nylon, 8% Cotton, 142 yards) and 2.  Easy Folded Poncho in Anzula Cricket (DK: 80% Merino, 10% Nylon, 10% Cashmere, 250 yards).

We discussed quite a few books, so get out your pen/paper or Goodreads app.:
Jane B. - (Anything by) Dan Silva
Cornelia - The Long Weekend:  Life in the English Country House by Adrian Tinniswood
The First Family Detail: Secret Service Agents Reveal the Hidden Lives of the Presidents  by Ronald Kessler
Cindy - Elizabeth I
Before the Fall by Noah Hawley
Color of Water by James McBride
Under the Wide and Starry Sky by Nancy Horan
Elizabeth: The Forgotten Years by John Guy
The Girl in the Spider's Web (Millennium, #4) by

Me - (Anything by) Frederik Backman

On Wednesday...

I met with Lois, who I haven't seen in weeks.  She is knitting Beech Hill with stash.

She also shared a shocking story of a time when she was knitting a Wallaby for her nephew until her sister-in-law commented that she would rather have a store bought gift.  Are you positively yelling now?  I felt like the Queen of Hearts in Alice in Wonderland but instead of saying off with her head, I want to say, "No knits for you!".

Eileen finished her #409 Cool Hemp Ponchette in Softknit Cotton (Worsted: 92% Cotton, 8% Nylon, 115 yards).  She is going to get so much use out of it!

She also knit a cute hat for one of her granddaughters in Tahki Poppy (Super Bulky: 53% Acrylic, 45% Wool, 2% Mohair, 43 yards.

Check out this funky pom-pom maker tool.

Mary finished the second to last square in her Building Blocks Afghan.

The last square is the most challenging and she was off a stitch.  I suggested she count her stitches after every row.

She finished the right front of her Customfit tunic sweater.

Mary also finished the last wedding garter.

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