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Monday, April 9, 2018

Tuesday Stitch and Chat

Eileen is knitting the Spring Flowers Poncho in Artyarns Merino Cloud (Sport: 80% Merino, 20% Cashmere).

She started her first strip in the Building in Color Afghan; knit with Plymouth Select Worsted Merino Superwash (Worsted: 100% Superwash Merino, 218 yards).

Allison is up to the lace part of her Cameo Scarf/Wrap. It was declared an Easter miracle that she had the right number of stitches. Yarn: Berroco Folio (DK: 6% Alpaca, 35% Rayon, 219 yards) and Berroco Nebula (Fingering: 100% Merino, 415 yards).

She was also working on the Matchmaker Scarf in Anzula Dreamy (Fingering: 75% Merino, 15% Cashmere, 10% Silk.

Allison wanted a refresher in counting garter rows. Each garter ridge equals 2 rows.

Eleanor knit the Jack and Jill sweater with a matching hat using Sublime DK from yarn istash.

She knitting is combining Madelinetosh sock (Fingering: 100% Merino, 395 yards) and Juniper Moon Farm Findley held double  (Lace: 50% Silk, 50% Merino, 798 Yards).

Eleanor brought in two unknown yarns from her stash. We both thought they DK weight. She is going to weigh the balls, then knit a swatch. After that, we'll use some good old fashioned Algebra to figure out what she has.

Cornelia is nearly done knitting her current Customfit sweater in Sweet Georgia Superwash Worsted (Aran: 100% Merino, 200 yards).

She picked out two colors of Knitting Fever Painted Cotton (DK: 100% Cotton, 357 yards) to knit her next Customfit vests. 

Jacqueline is knitting a wrap in Plymouth Mushishi (Worsted: 95% Wool, 5% Silk, 491 yards). The pattern is Basketweave. She had dropped a stitch a few rows back and that caused her to go off pattern. We ripped back to the errant stitch and got back on track.

Jane cast on for the Double Basketweave Infinity Scarf in Juniper Moon Farm Moonshine held double (Worsted: 40% Alpaca, 40% Wool, 20% Silk, 197 yards). She wanted to learn how to join in the round without a jog or twist in the cast on.

The prodigal sweater returns. Calann picked up her sweater and it had a hole in the pick up round. We did some fancy foot work: picked up and extra stitch in the gap and then knit the next two stitches together to eliminate the extra stitch. 

She wanted help interpreting how to factor in the pattern stitch while working the decreases in her Rowan sweater Shallot. Yarn: 

Mallory is onto her next Christmas Stocking, She has knit 7 stockings for grandkids, 3 for sons-in-law, and one for her husband, She has started on #12 for her son. In a brilliant stroke of fair play, she is reversing the birth order and starting the stockings for her kids with the youngest first.

Here are a few books we discussed:
Mysteries of Lord Logan
Gentleman in Moscow
The Address (about the Dakota) same author the Barizon Hotel

Feeding time at the zoo. Yes, Tucker is lying on the kitchen table to make his point. 

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