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Sunday, June 18, 2017

Reading your knitting.

 Now that Allison's 2ply Cashmere Cardigan is with the finisher, she went back to knitting Agnes. Yarn: Brooklyn Tweed Loft (Fingering: 100% Wool - Targhee-Columbia, 275 yards).

Eleanor was working on her Timber/customfit mash-up in Juniper Moon Farm Moonshine (Worsted: 40% Alpaca, 40% Wool, 20% Silk, 195 yards).

Jane was knitting away on her Ribbed Scarf in Juniper Moon Farm Stargazer (Sport: 75% Llama, 25% Silk, 218 yards).

Calann was not sure what row she was on for Tressage in Anzula Dreamy (Fingering: 75% Merino Wool, 15% Cashmere, 10% Silk, 385 yards).

Trammi wanted to confirm what row she was on with her Anemone Poncho. Yarn: Artyarns Regal Silk  and Artyarns Beaded Silk & Sequins Light. 

She is knitting the Zickzack scarf using two different colorways of Koigu PPPM (Fingering: 100% Merino, 175 yards).

Jane T. wanted to make sure her armholes were even on the fronts of her daughter's cabled sweater before working the shoulder shaping. Yarn: Cascade 220 (Worsted: Superwash Wool, 220 yards).

Cornelia reached the armhole section of her sweater. We reviewed the instructions for working the neck and shoulder shaping AT THE SAME TIME. Yarn: Plymouth Baby Alpaca Chunky (Chunky: 100% Baby Alpaca, 108 yards).


Mallory continues to perfect the jogless stripe in her Color Slouch Hat.

Book Recommendations
The Night the Lights went out by Karen White
Anything by Dorothea Benton Frank
Zookeeper's Wife
Hillbilly Elegy
Commonwealth by Anne Patchett
The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by LIsa See

And on Wednesday.....

School is out for Betsy (a teacher), she is happy to join us.  She finished her Etched Rio Wrap in Acadia (DK: 60% Merino, 20% Silk, 20% Alpaca, 145 yards).

Betsy is in the midst of knitting the Keene Toddler Vest in Plymouth Worsted Merino Superwash (Worsted: 100% Merino Superwash, 218 yards).
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She wasn't sure what row she was on within the cable repeat.  I taught her how to count cables.

Eileen discovered a use for some of the Manos Stria (Worsted: 100% Cotton, 116 yards) she has in her stash,  a toddler sweater.

Eileen found the abbreviation, s2kp,  confusing in the Anemone poncho. She thought it was explained well in another pattern she was knitting. As I am always interested in improving my patterns, I asked her how I explained it.  Well, it turns out I explained it the same exact way.  We can chalk this up to  selective reading.  Try attentive reading, ask yourself questions as you read. Where are you? What are you doing? End (knitting) where it makes sense.

Terri thought her stitches looked funky in the cabled square of her Building Blocks Afghan.  It was really fine, it just needs to be blocked.

Lois had reached the point in her Bedford Top where she could split for the armholes.  She wanted an honest opinion on how the garment looked with the dropped stitches (that we planned on tacking in).  She really wants to wear the top and be proud of it ~ she was prepared (and willing) to rip it back and re-knit it.  I thought she ought to rip it back, and by "she" I meant "me". 

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