We Chicks have another Yarn Angel! Many thanks go out to Shelly for her generosity to our group. As you can see by the expressions on the faces it's like Christmas in May!
Barbara found a soft yarn to cuddle and patterns began swimming in her head.
I think she found another one she likes in that bag.
Kathleen had an armful but I think she's waiting until she finishes her current project before she stakes her claim.
Watch out Barbara! Liz is looking at that one you liked. LOL!
I found a couple I liked too. This will make a nice cowl.
Ok! Now it's time to get back to business ladies.
Barbara finished the Feather and Fan blanket.
She used a cotton yarn which makes it a good spring and summer weight blanket. It also shows up the stitch definition nicely.
Liz and Kathleen were hard at work on their hats and while Barbara was still plugging away on her Mistake Stitch Scarf.
Cinzia's baby sweater looks so cute! Can't wait to see it finished.
Kathleen's Mistake Stitch Scarf is finished too.
This evening Beth enjoyed checking out the new stash too. Carole looked through it earlier and oohed and ahhed her way through every bag.
Beth finished a baby hat and made a cute little knitted button for the top.
Then she showed us this pattern she bought years ago to make herself a sweater. She even bought the recommended yarn.
After many starts and stops she finally came to the realization that she doesn't like the sweater, it will never fit her, and the yarn is as smooth as sandpaper!
She had to make an executive decision and it will be frogged to become this.http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/irish-hiking-scarf
After a rough start with the Irish Hiking Scarf, she frogged the scarf too. There's just something about that yarn! The pattern said to cast on 40 some odd stitches and "odd" they were. The scarf was about 20 inches wide! I can see this yarn is going to give her a run for her money.
Carole's baby sweater has made it to the underarm and the sleeve stitches are on hold so she can knit the body.
I made good progress on the Palindrome Scarf using Lion Brand Vanna's Choice that I found in my stash from a long time ago. I'm surprised at how quickly it's knitting up.
Two weeks ago I attended an open house at my friend Karin's studio. I couldn't resist this beautiful chambray colored merino and silk blend yarn to make myself a scarf. The color, The Rising of the Moon, is going to go great with my jeans. This pattern is called Cathedral and I think I'm going to love it.
This is something else I made just for me. It's the Foolproof infinity scarf. I used MadelinTosh for the mustard color. Its a blend of cashmere and merino. The turquoise is another of Karin's beautifully hand dyed yarns and it's a blend of silk and merino.
You'll have to use your imagination to feel the softness of these yarns together.