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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Busy Chicks

Kathleen's fingers have been very busy the last two weeks. She finished three scarves for donation to the homeless female veterans.
This scarf was knitted with a fiber that looks like a band of lace which you thread onto the knitting needles and gather as you knit. This one looks like a graceful seaweed.
This copper colored scarf has sequins already threaded onto the fibers, so it's a little dressier. So pretty.
Then there was a basic "mistake stitch" scarf for good, old fashioned warmth.
Kathleen is working on a stole for her granddaughter using a pretty brown tweed (the beauty of the color doesn't show up at all in this photo). It's a nice yarnover lace pattern.
Liz finished another "mistake stitch" scarf as well.
And a cute little pixie hat for a preemie that will go into inventory for our next project.
She is also working on a simple diagonal baby blanket for our next project.
The ladies wanted me to model my latest finished project, the Landscape Shawl from Fiber Trends. I'll tell you about the sweater on the floor later in the post.
Beth and Maureen joined me tonight.
Beth finished a beautiful pair of mitts which will become a Christmas gift. For those of you who are members of Ravelry the pattern is available for purchase and called "Green Thumb".
I bought the Elizabeth Zimmermann book "Knitting Almanac" for my knitting library and the three of us were having a good laugh at the descriptions of the pattern directions. To knit a Zimmermann pattern you have to suspend all your understanding of knitting and just follow her directions and somehow you get a beautiful finished garment.
Here is the sweater that you saw earlier on my floor. It's blocking and waiting for the button bands down the front. I'm not sure if I'm going to like this one. We'll see....
But right now I'm going to concentrate on some Christmas gift knitting. Have you started knitting gifts yet?

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