On Friday we gave Danielle the gifts we’ve been secretly knitting (and therefore not posting the progress). We barely gave her a chance to sit down before we “showered” her with our gifts. Waiting has never been a strong suit of mine.
It was a lot of fun knitting this behind the scenes. Claudia and Michelle finished their strips on the same day so I as able to give Mary their leftover yarns to incorporate in a mitered square. There had to be a mitered square for sure. Not surprisingly, this gave away Mary’s strip.
We did actually get to knitting afterwards. Elizabeth came bearing new pattern books to share. Two were Ella Rae pattern books and one was a recent Berroco Book, #270. The Berroco book featured a new yarn called Linen Jeans, a worsted weight yarn that’s 70% rayon, 30% linen. She found a different sweater to knit to work with the moving mud button. Michelle and I especially liked a wrap cardigan. (Michelle, it was pattern #9).
Elizabeth was holding out on us, she finished David’s socks, they look great and they fit. What more could you ask for in a sock. The test will be if she chooses to make another pair. She’s not totally convinced of the sock’s allure yet.
Bettina was intently and quietly working on her second blanket. Having not knit since the last stitch and chat, she was serious about making significant progress. The first blanket was a huge success and I imagine her other kids are excitedly awaiting theirs.