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Wednesday, June 5, 2013

More yarn?!!!

This week with the Chicks started off with a stash hunt. Our "Fairy Godmother" gifted us with nine shopping bags of yarn through which we excitedly hunted. Many thanks go to her for her generosity! Liz and Kathleen chose a few skeins to take with them and here they are thinking about what they will make.
I blocked my newest Wingspan yesterday and I'm very pleased with the finished results.
It never ceases to amaze me how much of a difference a thorough blocking will make in a finished garment.
I know I will get many opportunities to use this scarf. I can think of three different tops I wear that have either coral, pink, or purple so I know this will become a favorite.
Kathleen finished the matched set I showed you last week and added a blue hat too. The scarf is called "The Mistake Stitch". It's a very easy pattern that works into a nice plump almost thermal fabric. Cast on a multiple of 4 stitches plus 1. Then K2, P2 across the row to the last stitch, K1. That's it! You can make it any length and any weight as long as you use a needle of appropriate size to your yarn. It's a great go-to pattern for no-thinking knitting.
Liz was showing us the suggested bind off method for a shawl she is knitting but she wasn't crazy about the loopy edging which had to be crocheted.
As it turned out, she wouldn't have had enough yarn to do the fancy bind off anyway so she opted for a traditional straight bound off edge. Looks good Liz!
Kathleen started a cardigan sweater with the prettiest bright green wool, not quite the color you see here. One of these days I'm going to figure out how to get my colors more accurate!
Carole finished her cowl on which she worked last Tuesday. She looks great in cowls. So good in fact....
we all voted that she model Dorah's finished Gaptastic cowl too!
The evening Chicks dove through the stash too and Dorah started winding a new skein right away for a colorful scarf. Maureen is still working on her baby sweater and Beth was at the home stretch of a cabled hat.
She did finish it in time for me to get a photo before the knitting session ended.
Carole started a self-pleating scarf. It's a trick using stockinette and reverse stockinette that gets it to pleat by itself. Amazing! I'm going to have to try this sometime.
But for now I must finish the 5 projects that are on needles right now! How many projects do you have going at once?

1 comment:

AlisonH said...


And to answer the question--I'm only counting two. Usually there's only one, but I didn't want to take a large nearly finished project on the second plane trip.