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Sunday, November 6, 2016

One row forward, two rows back. Sounds like a knitting dance move.

Michelle had a dropped stitch or a mis-stitch in the "Sassy Slips" section of her Exploration Station. In the end she had to take it back to the errant stitch, we couldn't repair it. 

She did a beautiful job with the two color brioche section. Yarn: Anzula Dreamy (Fingering: 75% Merino, 15% Cashmere, 10% Silk, 385 yards) and one skein of Koigu PPPM (Fingering: 100% Merino, 175 yards).

Her Big Fat Stratus Scarf knit with Louisa Harding Yarns Amitola Grande (Aran: 80% wool, 20% silk, 273 yards) and Katia Cotton Merino (Aran: 70% Cotton, 30% Wool, 115 yards) is coming along well.

Check out her stitch marker. Do you know what it is?  It is one of the rings from Rainbow Looms. When you misplace your stitch marker, you go with what is handy.

Eileen ran out of yarn on her Ellyn Cooper project, so she had to take it back to a section with Let's Twist (Worsted: 100% Wool, 200 yards) versus Kid Mohair (Cobweb: 95% Mohair, 5% Nylon, 435 yards) in order to bind off. She was very disappointed that she ran out of yarn.  We've all been there and could emphasize.

Mary lost marker on her sock sweater and stopped to be sure she was putting in the right place. She was and went back to increasing for the yoke.  Mary is learning to master Make one right and Make one left increase.

Her Snowdrift Cabled hat knit with Cascade 128 (Bulky: 100% Merino, 128 yards), looks great.  She went one row past her homework for the Cabled Hat Class at Westport Yarns. The decrease row is a bit involved and she got off pattern.

Lois was knitting a Scarf in Nashua Granite (Bulky: 70% Wool, 30% Acrylic, 82 yards).

Her next project will be my Fallen Halo Cowl in Artyarns Cashmere 5 and Cashmere Glitter. It will come as no surprise that I am going to knit one in this amazing red too.

We talked about the paradox of bringing a project when traveling for down time. How most often you either don't have the down time or don't choose to knit.  On the other hand, if you didn't bring the knitting, you would want/need it and be frustrated you didn't have it.  Moral: don't leave home without it, it's better that way.

Do you bring a project with you when you travel? Inquiring minds want to know.

1 comment:

Debra said...

I like to have a travel-ready project on hand at all times. Usually, it's a sock, a hat, or a scarf/cowl; something small that does not require too much concentration. Great for waiting rooms or even long car rides.