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Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Hey! He's not a Chick!

My husband has been retired since July and try as I might, he won't let me teach him to knit. I know he would find it fascinating because he has a very mathematical brain so I think he would enjoy that aspect of knitting. We keep telling him that if he wants to sit with us he has to knit! LOL!
 Our show and tell today starts with Cinzia's Reversible Stripes Scarf which is a free pattern on Ravelry. She's been working on this for quite some time because, like me, she has certain projects that she knits only when she is waiting for something like appointments or sporting events. Well, it's finally finished so now she'll have to find another "Waiting" project.
 She also added a cheerfully bright ribbed cap.
Now Cinzia is working on a Wingspan for our next collection. The colors of this yarn are really pretty and they change throughout the knitting. I can't wait to see what color comes up next.
Kathleen has been working on all these mittens during her summer hiatus and now...
 She has also added these warm fuzzy slippers...
 a lovely brioche stitch scarf and ribbed hat...
 two more hats and...
 her favorite cardigan sweater. There was enough yarn left to make a matching hat. You'll see that finished next week I'm sure.
 Add to Kathleen's collection two more cowls. These are both made using the brioche stitch. This is a single wrap and...
 this is long enough to wrap twice around the neck.
 Carole was faced with a dilemma tonight. She didn't discover until she was well past the place where she accidentally left the dark yarn in front when it was carried up to the next row. Her question to us was what should she do. My first thought was "Oh no! Don't frog it!" The wheels started turning to come up with an easy fix that wouldn't show. My thought was to duplicate stitch the lighter colored yarn over the dark strand to see if it can be camouflaged. Carole said she would think about it. But if she's like me she will probably rip it back and re-knit it.
 Now she is working on a personal project for herself. It's called Rectangly. It is a double knitted hat which means two colors knitted at the same time to produce a dark on light pattern on one side and a light on dark reversed image on the other. I can't wait to see her progress.
 Maureen took some time to work on a Christmas gift for someone in her family. Cute slippers!
 I didn't have the heart to bore you with yet another picture of my orange and green chevron striped scarf so here is another shot of the Hitchhiker scarf instead. I've made some progress, believe it or not. This time of year my donation knitting falls short of my usual progress in favor of Christmas knitting. Even so I don't think I'm going to make my deadline.
 And here's Dorah with her lovely Mistake Stitch Scarf...still! LOL!
My Christmas knitting awaits! Off I go!


Shirley Heikkinen said...

Tell Carole the only perfect tthings on earth are not man-made - leave it! Merry Christmas to you all!

AlisonH said...

Love all of it. That mitten picture though--you cannot look at that and not be happy. Seriously.