This little guy has to lead the post. Danielle came in with lots to show. Her elephant came out so adorable. Did it get a name?

She finished the body of her purse. The choice of yarn colors worked out really well.
Danielle also started the Afghan KAL. So far she and Mary are the only ones making it! I still haven’t decided between the afghan Danielle is making and the one Mary is making.
There were more awesome finished projects and terrific new works in progress!

Michelle finished her “on the go” shawl. It looks great and the color is fantastic. Once again Michelle has motivated me to get to work on my shawl. I’m closing in on the final quarter and then have the collar and pockets to do. Now that I’ve seen hers I really want to finish mine.
Her first Spring/Summer project will probably be done this week. The pattern is from one of the new summer Tahki books. It’s going to be cool and drapey.

Elizabeth dazzled us all with this sweater knit in Berroco Jasper yarn. If we thought the dog afghan was one for the record books, so was this. In the first picture that Elizabeth saw (the one that drew her to the project), the bottom of the cardigan looked like it had a straight bottom. Upon knitting it, she realized that it was a more ruffled bottom and the ruffles were not where you really want ruffles. In the second picture that Elizabeth and I both saw, you could see the ruffle. What a difference a pose makes!Well, Elizabeth combined her knitting and sewing capabilities and STEEKED the side seams. Yes, really. And for those of you who haven’t heard of this term (are you sitting down?) you are cutting the knitting in the finishing. Yes, cutting the knitting. She sewed seams around where she was going to cut and finished the sewing with her sewing machine. Kudos! Really impressive. Great problem solving.
Here’s her next sweater, a lovely v-neck sweater knit in Karabella Aurora 8. The pattern is from Karabella too, KK530. Aurora 8 is a merino like Torino.
She is also in the midst of making a evening bag out of a rayon cord yarn from Judi & Co.
Bettina just about finished the first of 3 “lovey” blankets for her kits. She learned how to do a double crochet fillet stitch to make a place to weave in a ribbon. These blankets are much anticipated in her household and she won’t be spared a break until all three are done.
Claudia is nearly finished with her two-color shrug, knit in Aslan del Cerro yarn. The stitch definition is really great in this yarn.