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Tuesday, May 5, 2015


Kathleen asked me to block her Brickless scarf since I have space to spread it out and those neat rubbery tiles into which I can pin the piece.
 Plus, I don't have a kitty that likes to curl up in knitting. This is a nice pattern from Martina Behm that repeats sections of lace, ribbing, and garter stitch for a long scarf/shawl. Blocking it helped to define the stitches and open up the lace pattern. I can't stress enough how important it is to block a finished piece. It makes the completed garment look professional and neat. If you need help blocking, there are numerous videos on YouTube that show how it's done.
 Our visitor today was Kathleen's and Liz's granddaughter, Delaney ( Kathleen's son is married to Liz's daughter). 
 Barbara and Liz caught up on current events and then got down to important stuff like knitting.
 Kathleen brought in a finished Cabin Fever cardigan. She's a quick knitter! She just picked up that yarn last Tuesday!
She also added a cowl for a future inventory and...
a pair of mittens and a hat. 
Liz was just casting on for a new project and...
so was Cinzia. We wound four more skeins of yarn so she could make two more kimono sweaters.
Carole's Peanut Warmer is blocked and ready to go. Her stitch definition is perfection. 
Now she is working on a baby hat. We all liked this yarn that was given to her. It's a Deborah Norville acrylic that's very soft.
Carole showed us her personal project she's making with a Periwinkle Sheep yarn. The pattern from Isolde Teague is called Marin.
Maureen finished her cowl just in time for our 80 degree weather! LOL! 
And last is my Baby Surprise Jacket from Elizabeth Zimmermann. I'm using Plymouth Encore. A few more rows on the front and then I'll add a collar and cuffs.
I might even finish it before next week!

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