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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Catching up

Two weeks have elapsed since I last updated you on our progress. The last time we met Kathleen started a mistake stitch scarf. I'm sure she has finished it by now.
 I used some stash busting yarn to make this reversible cowl of my own design. The chevron stitch edge was a bit of a challenge because I had to twist yarns to achieve this technique. By the time I got to the end of the round it looked like a cat had his way with my yarn. But the next round reversed the twists and so it all worked its way out.
 Carol used the softest alpaca yarn to make this lovely lace hat.
 Beth showed us her mystery shawl in progress. The clues to the stitches are given in stages so you don't get the whole pattern at once and you don't even know what's it going to look like until it's finished. Can't wait to see it blocked and beautiful.
 And after many weeks of knitting her scarf is done!
 I used Cascade Eco Alpaca and Alpacas of Grafton Mountain yarns for this Foolproof infinity scarf. 
 I like it doubled up cozy around the neck. It was a very captivating pattern that was easy enough to knit by the TV but interesting enough not to bore me.
 Barbara chose this pretty coral/pink Baby Alpaca Grande yarn to make....
 This cowl but didn't like the way it was turning out. On to Plan B.
 She designed her own cowl pattern and it is beautiful! And sooooo soft!
 To the inventory Barbara added two pairs of dorm boots. She used silicone on the soles to make them slip-proof. It really works.
 And finally she finished the cabled headband in a pretty purple tonal fingering weight yarn.
 Tonight's collection started with Carole's baby alpaca Koolhaas hat. The pattern can be purchased from Ravelry.
 Maureen finished her two tone cowl. Her stitching is so even and the colors look great.
 On to her next project, a headband earwarmer.
 Just like the one Dorah made a few weeks ago.
 Carole started a Honeycomb Cowl tonight. I love her colors!
I'll be taking a few weeks off to care for family matters. Take care and keep family close. 
Enjoy your holidays.