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Tuesday, April 14, 2015


Cinzia brought her Pinwheel baby blanket to show how she finished the edges with a picot stitch. This was knitted in blocks (to mimic a quilt) which are then assembled into one big blanket. Then she had to pick up all the edge stitches to complete it. Her grand-nephew is a lucky baby!
 Last week when her daughters were here, Cinzia's youngest was crocheting a scarf. When Elena asked how long it had to be she was a little discouraged when we told her at least five feet. Cinzia said she worked on it steadily the next day until it was finished. Great job Elena!
 Now she's working on a baby dress. I can't wait to see it done.
 Kathleen made another Baby Sophisticate jacket and hat to match. So cute!
 Now she's working on a scarf with a variegated yarn that is creating an interesting pattern. This is the No Purl Scarf pattern.
Elaine now has two hats from her yarn leftovers. Darling!
 She started a baby blanket today. It's hard to tell in this photo but it's a pretty baby blue acrylic, a great machine washable and dryable yarn.
 My little hat is finished. It's a top down pattern which can be adapted to any size yarn and needle. Cast on 8 stitches and mark stitch numbers 1, 3, 5, and 7. Join in the round and use your favorite increase method before and after the marked stitches, alternating with plain knit rounds. When you've reached your desired circumference you knit every round until the hat is deep enough to cover the wearer's ears, then knit ribbing or garter stitch band and it's done!
 Carole has a friend whose mother loves to crochet and is losing her sight but she is still able to make two beautiful baby blankets for donation.
 Light colors are still manageable for her to see her stitches. 
Dorah finished her baby hoodie tonight and is making I-cords to tie the front closed. Now it needs a good blocking to tame those curly edges and it will be done. 
 Carole started the evening with just a bit to go on her Peanut Warmer and...
 completed the body before time was up.
Just the sleeves to pick up and knit then the buttons need to be chosen. Stay tuned to see what she chooses.

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