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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Baby, it's cold outside!

We Chicks have been working hard on warm items to donate to The Romero Oncology Office in Latham, NY. Up first, Barbara made a lovely gradient hat and scarf set. The denim colors will be perfect for casual wear with jeans! Her Mistake Stitch Scarf took up so much yarn she had to hold her breath right to the last bound off stitch! She was left with only a few inches of yarn. I love when it works out to the very end!
 She also finished a darling confetti colored cowl that is sure to lift someone's spirits. She couldn't find the ball band so we don't know what the fiber is but it sure is soft!
 Barbara's next hat is from the One Skein Wonders book.
 She started it today and is already a good way through the lace band. It's really a two in one pattern. You can knit the band only and make it an earwarmer or continue up the crown and make it a hat.
 Elaine finished her scrunchy hat and had enough yarn left to start...
 another hat. This too, is a very soft fiber.
 I started the Cushy Cowl two days ago and finished it up today.
 It used to be a free pattern on Ravelry but it was deleted by accident. So here it is if you'd like to make it.
104 yds Chunky yarn 
Size 10.5 circular needle, 16” long 
Cast on 68 sts (76). Place marker for beginning of round and join without twisting. 
Rnds 1-2: *K1,P1* repeat between * to end of round 
Rnds 3-4: *P1, K3* rpt between * to end of round 
Rnds 5-6: *K1,P1* rpt between * to end of round 
Rnds 7-8: *K2, P1, K1* rpt between * to end of round

Work pattern 5X (40 rounds)
Bind off loosely.
 Maureen picked up this yarn from my stash on Saturday and has already knitted so much. The pattern is really nice but do you think I could remember it? If you think back to last week, she was making the cheerful yellow scarf but when she thought about it, she knew she could never finish it before her busy season took over at work. So she looked up this hat and VOILA! She's almost done!
 Carole's hat has grown many inches since she started it last week. But she was getting bored going around, and around, and around so....
 She picked up her Hitchhiker scarf. It's going to be nice and long considering how much yarn is left in the skein.
 The Birthday Cowl I showed you last week is done and blocked. This is Paton's Classic Wool Tweed and I like how it turned out. It's gender neutral and the yarn blocks beautifully.
 I found this hat pattern during one of my surfing expeditions. It was a good mindless knitting project. The cuff is double thickness so it is nice and warm. The yarn is from Berroco called Comfort. It's a nylon/acrylic blend which is very soft next to the skin and machine washable too.
My weather app says it feels like 23 degrees outside tonight so I think I'll make a nice warm cup of tea and cuddle into a warm blanket. Have a great week!

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