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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Sweaters Galore!

The afternoon session convened on the deck for the first time this season. We enjoyed peaceful tunes and cheerful bird chirps until the next door neighbor decided it would be a good time to mow his lawn. We afternoon Chicks have a running joke that every time we meet on the deck for two hours of peaceful knitting, someone in the neighborhood cranks up a mower and disturbs the tranquility of the moment.

Barbara is wrapping up a set of golf club covers for herself. She's sure to find her bag of clubs easily with that bright, iridescent pink sticking out of the top! Liz started a baby hoodie with a soft pink and I added few rows to a baby cardigan called Sunnyside.
I'm using a Periwinkle Sheep sock weight yarn in the colorway Raggle Taggle Gypsy.
This cardigan is knitted from the top down, seamlessly, my favorite kind of sweater knitting. The cables highlight the button bands and the raglan lines of the sleeves.
Another project I have on needles is called Phazelia's Mitered Baby Jacket, because I can't have only one project going at a time! This pattern is one of those sweaters that looks nothing like a sweater until you start picking up stitches and folding it like origami. Believe it or not, I'm almost at the shoulder line.
Maureen finished the baby gift she was making for a friend and it turned out beautifully after blocking.
      Then she started a Cabin Fever top down cardigan using the excess yarn left from the blanket. 
Beth finished blocking her Brickless shawl. It blocked out very long to make a wonderful, warm wrap. We'll put this in the hold pile for a future donation.
She also added a cute little pair of socks to our inventory. Those self-striping yarns are the best for adding interest with little effort.
And now Beth is working on another sweet Wynkyn cardigan with another self-striping yarn. The ribbing on the bottom hem is almost finished and then she'll be on to the sleeves.
Carole's baby hat is shaping up nicely. The scalloped edge will look darling on a chubby baby.
At the beginning of our evening Dorah's baby pullover was this far along.
By evening's end she had already put the sleeve stitches on holders and was well on her way down the body of the sweater.
With the warmer weather expected we should be able to knit outside more often. It's a good thing we're knitting little baby clothes. It wouldn't be much fun to have a heavy afghan laying across the lap when the temperatures rise. 

1 comment:

AlisonH said...

There's nothing like seeing someone else's beautiful knitting to inspire the needles. Thank you, everybody!