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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

A full house

We had a full house this afternoon and a visitor too. Sophia's sister, Elena, joined her and her mother, Cinzia. Elena is a crocheter and will be making a cowl without a pattern! I love that we have a new generation carrying on our tradition of fiber crafting.
 Kathleen finished her heather blue vest and continues to knit on the variegated grey vest.
 Barbara has two projects on needles. This one is going to be a cowl knitted in the round. And the yarn is nice and soft to cuddle around the neck.
She is almost done knitting on her Mistake Stitch Scarf. Oddly enough, we talked so much today that she made a mistake on it. We all laughed together at the irony of it all!
 Sophia's first mitten needs a thumb and she cast on for another this afternoon.
 Here Elena is crocheting a test gauge swatch to see how she wants to knit the cowl.
 Last week I showed you Liz's cowl before she found buttons for it.
 After hunting through Kathleen's button collection she found three lovely wood buttons to add a splash of flair.
Cinzia made this lovely short-row scarf using Baby Alpaca Grande yarn from Plymouth. It is as soft as a cloud and will be so soft next to the skin.
 Tonight Carole was my only knitter. We had a quiet evening and we each took turns repairing mistakes. Sometimes we just can't talk and knit at the same time. But this lovely silk blend yarn will become...
this cowl called Last Minute Cowl, a free pattern on Ravelry.
 I finished Sweet Lil' Scarfette, another freebie on Ravelry. I had one skein of fingering weight yarn, about 200 yards and the directions said to knit 32" before the ending point. As I neared the end of the ball of yarn I started to panic and prayed my way through the last rounds of knitting, hoping I wouldn't run out before I reached the end. After blocking the scarf is a whopping 41" long!
 Here is my finished Nymphalidea. The yarns are from Periwinkle Sheep. The dark blue is called "She Speaks" and the light blue is "Un Identified Blue". I love this scarf and can't wait to wear it.
 It has a non-traditional shape and can be worn as a scarf, a shawl, or a cowl. It's going to go well with my jeans. 
Now all we need is cooler weather!

1 comment:

AlisonH said...

Beautiful! I love coming here and finding inspiration.