I met Claudia today, who’s mother Marjolin, gave her yarn and a knitting class as part of her birthday present. She had knit as a child and was already under way with her project (a stole) when we met. The pattern called for a bulkier gauge than she was getting so after a practice swatch I adjusted the number of stitches accordingly. She learned how to do a drop stitch pattern, which in this case isn’t really a dropped stitch, you double wrap the yarn on one row and knit it singly on the next. The stitch elongates which produces a nice design feature.
Happy Birthday, Claudia!
Mary arrived fresh from a vacation with the girls in Jamaica looking tan and rested. She did bring her knitting much to the chagrin of her friends who don’t totally understand the obsession. The bottom of La Baguette bag is done (for both of us), now we’ll move onto the body. After finishing the bottom, this went back into her knitting bag to resume it’s place in knitting rotation. She also started a lace poncho and I give her credit for being able to keep her count while hanging out with friends.
Rose wasn’t with us today, however, that didn’t mean she hasn’t been crocheting away. Here are two pictures of finished projects from Doris Chan’s Book, Amazing Crochet Lace: New Fashions Inspired by Old-Fashioned Lace. Rose makes crochet look easy and inspiring!