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Friday, April 2, 2021

Technique Tip

 Here is an alternative technique to knit two together for a neater right leaning decrease.


https://youtu.be/kOft9oe74x8

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

First day in a long time

It’s been many months since my Chicks and I have been able to meet in person. Some of us have had all our doses of vaccine, some have had the first, and some are still waiting. But with our masks and at least six feet between us, we were able to take advantage of the gorgeous day on my front lawn. 
Cinzia started us off on show and tell with a pretty lace scarf using Mini Mochi gradient yarn. The long color changes work perfectly with the pattern.

Barbara B. made some gorgeous cables in her hat. The yarn is perfect for showing off the stitch definition.
I’m working on the Treppenviertel cowl using Lion Brand Wool-Ease, a machine washable worsted weight yarn.
My iPad won’t load the pictures in the order in which I’ve chosen them so the next two are Carole, Janna, Annika, Cinzia, Debbie, and Barbara B.

Carole is using up some yarn that “exploded” in her stash to make a Helix hat. You should try it. It’s fun and a good way to use up leftovers.
Janna has some Knit Picks gradient yarn for a lace scarf. She wasn’t too sure she liked how it was progressing but I assured her that when she blocks it, it will make all the difference in the world.
Annika’s scarf is an easy repeat which twists one stitch to create the spine down the fabric.
And rounding out the set is Debbie’s lovely cabled hat. She too has great stitch definition in her design.

 Hopefully, this will be the first of many outdoor meetings we Chicks can have.  It’s so nice to be able to talk to each other face to face, even if we cover it with a mask. Until next time, keep those needles clicking!

Friday, March 12, 2021

Counting cables!

I came across this valuable information and thought you’d appreciate it too. Now I’ll be able to count my rows between cables if I don’t happen to have my row counter available.

 https://youtu.be/4cO8ZClNdKw

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

It’s time to Zoom with my Chicks

We had a good turnout tonight. Everyone brought their smiles and stories of their experiences with getting their vaccine. Some of us have had the first shot, some have had their second already, and some of us are still waiting for our appointments. One of my friends had to drive 400 miles round trip to get her vaccine. We are all eagerly awaiting the go-ahead for when we can start meeting in person again.
For now we are knitting in the privacy of our own homes. 
Dorah’s project is a free pattern on Knitty.com called Study Hall. It’s a symmetrical triangular shawl knitted using the mosaic method of slipping stitches to create the pattern. It’s beautiful, isn’t it?!?!
Carole’s pretty cowl pattern is called “That Nice Stitch Cowl”. It’s a very easy pattern and she made it extra long to wrap more than once around the neck.
The next cowl she completed is called “Totally Biased” and knits up very quickly on the bias using a bulky weight yarn.
And she finished her blue scarf too although I didn’t catch the name of the pattern.
Janna completed two 1898 hats for her in-laws to keep warm. This pattern is so entertaining a knit that I made seven of them since just before Christmas. They are like Lay’s Potato Chips, you can’t make just one!
Margaret is also making the same 1898 hat but she’s using a variegated yarn which distinctly shows the direction of the knitting.

 Well, we’re all hoping and praying that we will soon be able to meet in person again. Until such a time, keep those needles clicking!