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Saturday, December 3, 2016

Who am I? Where am I?

Sit back and enjoy.  We were a big group on Tuesday ~ 'tis the season. There was a whole lot of knitting going on.

Jane B. knocked out two Building Blocks Afghan squares since I saw her at class on Saturday.  She realized that if she wanted to complete this by her husband's birthday in March she had to pick up the pace.  Yarn: Jade Sapphire 8 ply Cashmere (Aran: 100% Cashmere, 100 yards). 
By the end of class, she was well into the third square.

Before getting onto her knitting questions, Mary brought in this quilt of the country.  Quilting is just one of Mary's other talents. She does beautiful stitching.  

She is almost done with the ribbing on her Newborn hat from my Welcome Baby Gift Set.

Mary finished one sleeve and was ready to begin the next on her Sock Yarn Sweater. Both the hat and sweater are knit with Artyarns Merino Cloud (Fingering: 80% Merino, 20% Cashmere, 436 yards).

She finished the shaping on the second front of her Customfit tunic. Now she will knit even until the armhole. Yarn: Classic Elite Yarns Seedling (Aran: 100% Cotton, 110 yards).

A tale of two ponchos. Elena and Mary both wore their Two Harbors Ponchos today. Yarn: Blue Sky Fibers Extra (Aran: 55% Alpaca, 45% Merino, 218 yards).

Elena is opting to work on the Tripoli cowl on big needles.  Instant gratification!

Eleanor won the prize for best coordinating of colors today.  Her coat (both inside and out) matched (pun was not intended when I began this sentence) her Matchmaker scarf knit in Baby Cashmerino (Sport: 55% Wool, 33% Microfiber, 12% Cashmere, 137 yards).

She experienced the angst of designers.  Last week we decided where to place the twin sections of ribbing in relation to the shaping of her Customfit sweater.  After knitting several inches, she decided she did not like how it looked.

So she had to do rip it out to the beginning of the twin ribs.  Now she is opting for a center ribbed section.  Yarn: Moonshine (Worsted: 40% Alpaca, 40% Wool, 20% Silk, 197 yards).

Eleanor wasn't satisfied with the size of the armhole the pattern called for, it seemed too narrow.  We googled size charts for her grandson's size and she was right. She'll adjust the markers and work accordingly. Pattern: Emerald Isle Child's Pullover. Yarn: Plymouth Select Superwash (DK: 100% Merino, 130 yards).

 Jane T. was swatching for a Man's Cardigan for her son. 

Trammi plans to swatch and cast on for my  Manteau Capelet in  Ensemble Light and Beaded Silk and Sequins Light.

She worked a mock circular swatch to obtain gauge.

Allison cast on using the provisional cast on to knit a Burberry Inspired Cowl in Tahki Zona (Aran: 35% Cotton, 28% Wool, 26% Acrylic, 11% Nylon, 119 yards). This has become a 'go to' pattern for gifts.

Cindy is almost done with the brim on her baby hat.

Calann revisited her Flat Foot Floogie knit with Cascade 128 (Bulky, 100% Superwash wool, 128 yards). She wanted to confirm where she was.

We had a funny moment with her cabled poncho.  I had ripped it back for her and wrote on the pattern row "you are here".  She said, "Where is that? Where am I?" You may have had to be there.

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