Back to the Den

Michelle brought her finished socks from the Knitting Central sock club. They were knit in Mountain Colors bearfoot yarn. The colorway Michelle received reminds me of autumn foliage.

Her puffin sweater, knit for her step-daughter was a big success. As well it should be, it was soft and wonderful.

She’s enjoying the mindlessness of making a felted dog bed for her dog.

Michelle started a black open stitch tank for the summer from one of the new Tahki books for the summer (Michelle, remind me which book so I can put it in here). It’s really pretty and caught Robin’s eye.Robin finished the bulky baby cardigan while I was away and was able to present the gift on time. It, of course, was admired and appreciated.

Today she started a cardigan from one of Ann Norlings patterns for assorted sizes and gauges. After knitting a g*&#auge, she began the cardigan. She’s knitting it in Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Chunky. It’s going to be really soft. This is Robin’s second go around with reading a pattern.

Mary had lots of show and tell today! First off she began a chunky scarf in Twinkle yarn (despite the fact that it’s wool – the color was irresistible and I agree). The needles she’s using are a massive size 19. Robin thought it looked like she was ready to give someone a shot with them! She’s using the loop stitch on the bottom (which she loves and has forced Michelle to park a Rowan cardigan in the parking lot).

Her spiral blanket is coming along great!

On top of all this, she was ready to move on in her crochet from single crochet to half double crochet, in the sampler cotton crocheted scarf she’s making.
But wait, there’s more. Look at the tremendous progress on her Miter-metermaid sweater. Awesome progress.
Mary told us that Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, aka, the Yarn Harlot, is making an appearance in Northampton, MA. For more information, click here.

All in all it was great to be back.