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Tuesday, January 24, 2017

UFO sighting!

I have a case of "Startitis". There's no fighting it. You just have to give in and cast on when it hits. It doesn't matter that I have other UFO's (unfinished objects) on needles. When inspiration hits, you must get started on a new project. I was inspired to make this man's scarf after seeing Staci Perry's newest Facebook post of the scarf she knitted using a lovely gray hand spun yarn. The pattern is from Stephanie Pearl McPhee of the Yarn Harlot fame. It's a one row pattern and very easy to memorize which is why I like it so much. The yarn is from Berroco, a blend of acrylic and nylon so it's very soft and machine washable and dryable.
 I'm still plugging away on the Miss Winkle scarf too.
 The colors are a pretty blend of golds and aquas. 
 And five more rows will finish off this cowl I started months ago. It doesn't look like much here because it needs a thorough blocking to even out the stitching. The merino fiber is very soft so it will be a cozy hug around someone's neck.
 Barbara brought us a bunch of FO's (finished objects). The lacy cap is really pretty in pink!
 This spiral cap came from one of those One Skein Wonders books. 
 Here it is again in a solid color. It's amazing how different a project can look just by changing the yarn.
 Cinzia brought us a surprise today. Sofia had a snow day off from school so she joined us.
 It was so good to see her and catch up on all her activities. And she was excited to be able to find the time to work on the baby sweater she started over the summer. Once school starts she doesn't have the time to knit.
 Since Barb finished all those hats she went stash diving and picked out a pretty variegated yarn for another hat.
 And Cinzia wove in the ends of her cowl so it could be added to the inventory.
 These hands belong to our new Chick, Margaret. She picked out some silk yarns to make a very soft chemo cap. 
 Now that tax season has begun Maureen added her last hat for a while. She'll be up to her ears in numbers and won't have time for much of anything else. This intricate looking pattern is called Hat #21 Cool Slips B, free on Ravelry. Maureen said it's very easy to knit, it just looks difficult. Those zig zag lines are formed with slipped stitches.
 Carole worked on her Joline knit hat and....
 finished it before evening's end.
 One more picture before I go. Barbara's granddaughter loved the hat and scarf she made for her. The teal is Berroco Vintage and the violet is Cascade 220. And the model is adorable!
That's all for this week. I need to make some of those UFO's turn into FO's so I better get going. 
Have a great week and keep those needles clicking!

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