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Thursday, March 20, 2014

Button, button, who's got the button?

We start today's show and tell with some finished items from Kathleen. Her favorite child's sweater pattern is from Cabin Fever. She used extra yarn to make a matching hat. Now all she needs are buttons to complete the ensemble. We looked through my three button boxes but couldn't find what she needs. They were either the right size, wrong color or there weren't enough. Back to the store. Or maybe Kathleen could raid her daughter's button collection....hmmm...
 Kathleen's Chinook Scarf was a quick and easy knit. She enjoyed it so much that...
She has already cast on for a second one!
 Kathleen's lady's vest sweater was another quick knit. If I remember correctly, you knit a flat front and a flat back, and then you sew the pieces together. Very little shaping involved and you have a smart looking vest. If knitted in a spring or summer weight yarn, it would make a cute summer T-shirt.
 While searching through our donated stash of yarn, Beth found a Berroco yarn called "Jaspar". We had quite a few skeins of it. Do you remember her never-ending scarf from a few months ago? Well, there was so much yarn left over that Beth was able to knit this Calorimetry headband/earwarmer.
 It contours as it rounds the back of the head. She also made...
 a nice warm hat and....
 a pair of fingerless mitts. I have had to take an oath that if I find any more Jaspar yarn I am to burn it on site immediately! LOL! While she says it's a lovely yarn, I think maybe Beth is a bit tired of knitting with Jaspar. 
Ya think?
 Remember I told you Carole would have her Olivia Cowl finished this week?
 Here it is all blocked and lovely.
 And one final treat to show you. Beth is knitting a pillow cover from our friend's book,
 Knits of a Feather, by Celeste Young. The pattern is different on the back but I didn't think to get a photo of it. It's going to be gorgeous!
Well, it's back to the knitting needles for me. I need to finish something to post for next week.

1 comment:

AlisonH said...

A mourning dove? Or a partridge in a pear tree. Cool, thank you, now I know where to look for more bird motifs to add to the bird afghan pattern I bought a few days ago.