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Thursday, January 28, 2010

Her Very First Finished Project and a Bunch of Stuff

Sheila finished her very first ever knitted project! She practiced her knit stitch diligently and now it's time to....
learn how to purl. One of the many things I admire about Sheila is her persistence. She is showing more confidence in how she handles the yarn and needles. Once she masters this purl stitch she'll be on her way to endless knitting possibilities!
Kathleen will have this top down cardigan finished by next week.
Joyce was reading about our next possible recipient. I have to make contact to see what they will need. But we still have some time since we're not finished with our current project.
I think Maureen is getting bored with her reversible stripes scarf and decided to start something quick and easy. This pretty red scarf will have a keyhole pocket through which you tuck the end.
I think the winter weather is getting to me too. I've been jumping to new projects so much that I now have six projects going at once. Starting at center bottom and going clockwise: a russet silk and merino yarn will become a donation cable scarf with open work between the cables (made by unraveling last stitch between cables), the soft sage green is a baby alpaca and silk blend Angel Wings shawl from Evelyn Clark that I'm making for myself, a simple Noro sock yarn shawl for donation, the fuschia is Jojoland 100% cashmere (very affordable!) and will be a scarf maybe for me, the variegated scarf is a simple K1P1 stitch using Decadent Fibers wool and mohair blend and will match the hat I finished a couple of weeks ago, also for donation, and finally I went to a clearance sale at Wool n' Word in West Sand Lake, NY and found some yummy soft baby alpaca to make a reversible stripes scarf. I love the bright purple and sour apple green together and it really highlights the stripes.
The weather better improve soon or I'm going to run out of needles!
Stephanie of Wool n' Word is closing her store to set out for new adventures. So if you're in the area make time to check out her sale. You don't have much time though. The last day will be Saturday, Jan. 30. We Chicks wish you much luck and love Stephanie wherever life takes you!


LynnM said...

Just blog-hopping over from AlisonH's. I found your comment there very moving. Love your recent blog post and all the knitterly love going on in your parts, and I think if your weather stays bad you'll just need to order more needles! Be well!

Karin said...

Go Sheila!!! Well done.

Everyone is doing such a wonderful job...