Some finished objects to show off this week.
Debbie contributed a pair of fancy cabled wrist warmers. These will be a welcome addition to anyone's wardrobe, especially since the weather finally turned really raw and cold this week.
Barbara finished her baby blanket and it looks great and feels even nicer! Did I tell you the funny story about this yarn? The label was in Italian and I could read that the fiber was wool so we thought all along that it would not be machine washable. Barbara decided to knit it with larger needles and then felt it so it would be preshrunk. But for some reason I decided to punch in the words from the label into my free translation app (Cinzia wasn't here at the time or I could just have asked her. She's from Padua, Italy) It turned out that the words on the label said, "Machine washable"! Well! That makes a world of difference! So now we have a beautiful blanket to donate which is also easy care.
Cinzia and I made the same vest with the same size yarn, different colors, and same size needles. I guess I knit more loosely because mine (the darker green on the right) is a little bigger. This is why knitting to gauge is so important when making a garment that you want to fit properly.
Maureen is at the stage in her blanket where she is questioning her choice of pattern. You see, we all get excited about a pretty blanket pattern, prepare the yarn, get the needles and whatever other accessories we need, then cast on and away we go! About half way through we begin to question our sanity in having chosen such a long and tedious project. But picturing a warm, chubby cheeked toddler all cuddled up makes it all ok again.
Carole's baby hat with the rolled edge is almost complete. A few more rows and then the decreasing portion and she'll be adding it to the inventory.
As soon as I finished sewing the seams on the little green vest I cast on for a baby watch cap. The pattern is based on the same hat I make for adults but with fewer stitches cast on.
It's a quick and easy pattern and using magic loop method makes it quicker yet.
Well, back to my knitting. I have some Christmas knitting to squeeze in between donation projects so I need to move along. Since we won't be meeting next Tuesday let me wish you all a very happy and blessed Thanksgiving.