There were several finished knits to show off on Wednesday.
Lynn finished her first scarf and was really proud and excited. Next up, a felted cat bed. I love sharing in the enthusiasm of finished projects and the fun of planning the next project.
Mary finished her first sock!!!! By George she’s got it! It’s fantastic, she quietly mastered the Kitchener stitch. Unbelievable! The kitchener stitch strikes fear in most, the first time they have to do it; Mary took it in stride with her usual sense of humor. (Renamed Kurchner stitch by Mary). Mary I think you’ve found your niche in socks and of course I love the purple contrast.
Next up for Mary, a Design Source afghan done in cotton (a great way to experiment with new stitches) and of course the s & c kal. (See previous post on kal for supply information). We’ll plan the start date when every one’s yarn is in. Let me know if you want to participate.
Michelle finished her first pair of fingerless gloves, from my pattern “Weekend Fingerless Gloves” The neutral colors look really classic.
She was also test knit a new pattern for me, “Flap Happy”. The hat can be knit in 3 different yarn weights and 5 different sizes. Her grandson is adorable model!
Vicki made awesome progress on her husband’s cashmere scarf. We talked about how to block it out to make the rib pattern stand out. At the rate she’s knitting, she’ll have it done in no time. A question came up that we want input on. What is the best way to store hand knits in a warm and humid climate? Silica?