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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

One more nice day on the deck

This week's Show and Tell begins with Barbara's ensemble which she knitted with Cascade 220. The original pattern was for the spiraled fingerless mitts. Barb enjoyed making them so much that she decided to adapt the pattern to make a matching hat. And now she is working on a scarf too.
 Liz started using this lovely Liberty Wool to make a cowl with a Feather and Fan stitch but the yarn had other ideas and refused to cooperate. I know you know what I mean! Sometimes the yarn decides what it wants to become and this one certainly had objections to Feather and Fan! So Liz decided to make a simple 1x1 ribbed scarf and it showcases this yarn perfectly. Apparently, the yarn agrees!
 Elaine finished her Gaptastic Cowl, a simple seed stitch infinity scarf. It can be worn as a single wrap or wrapped twice around the neck for a closer, cozier fit.
 I finished the Nymphalidea for which I used Wisdom Yarns Poems Sock Yarn for the pink/purple lace segments. I'm actually surprised at myself for being able to memorize the pattern. It took a good five repeats or so but considering there are 28 repeats, it saved a lot of time to memorize it.
 I just realized I didn't show you my Lucky Horseshoe Cowl which I finished weeks ago. It's a free pattern on Ravelry for which I used a 100% cashmere yarn. Soooo soft!!!
 Totally Biased is totally finished! This is the perfect cowl for a quick knit when you need a gift in a pinch.
 Elaine started a hat which will have a beautiful cabled pattern. We decided the yarn is Plymouth Encore because it had no label so we had to make an educated guess.
 Cinzia is finishing up a crocheted scarf using a Malabrigo pastel yarn. That company dyes the prettiest colors!
 Carole's Totally Biased Cowl in Berroco Jasper was almost finished tonight. I think she just has to graft the live stitches together so it will be an endless ring of color.
 Dorah's Sanibel Cowl was completed tonight and added to the inventory. The neutral color will be a lovely addition to someone's wardrobe.
We were surprised by a visit from Beth's daughter, Gretchen. I knit with her once a month at our local Panera Knit Night and I haven't seen her in months so it was nice to be able to catch up on our knitting together. She worked on her Miss Winkle shawlette, a pattern for purchase on Ravelry. It has the cutest loopy edge.
 And Beth showed us her finished sailboat baby blanket she made for a friend who is expecting.
 The sailboat motifs are garter stitch against a stockinette background. Very cute!
 Tonight she started the companion to this lovely cabled mitten. The long cuff will be nice to keep the wind away.
 We've got four large bags of items so far and we'll be wrapping up this quarter's knitting project soon. Only a few more weeks before delivery to the homeless women veterans. I hope we beat the cold weather!

1 comment:

AlisonH said...

Cool. There are going to be a lot of happy faces.