Do I Have a Story for You

Mary wore her Crayon Box vest today. This vest is a complete work of art. She even lined it with cotton fleece. It’s just magnificent. Robin was excited because she contributed yarn to the endeavor and is part of the vest. Well Done Mary!

There was a lot to work on yesterday at Stitch and Chat between Holiday projects and finishing works in progress.
Elizabeth finished the gift socks knit in Socks that Rock, eggplanted.
She started the cabled brim hat. The cable is knit in Debbie Bliss Rialto DK and the hat will be knit in Koigu PPPM doubled.
Here are two hats that Elizabeth knit for a charity program. The pom-pom’s add a nice touch.
Robin has the front, back and 1 sleeve completed of the Blue Sky Alpaca Baby Hoodie pattern she’s knitting in Tahki Torino Bulky.
She finished the 3-needle bind-off for the shoulders. Even though she’s done this before, she kept trying to make it harder than it was.

There was a lot of that going on. Elizabeth and Mary also were looking to make things harder that were well within their knitting bag of tricks. We chalked it up to the cold, it seemed reasonable at the time.

Mary took the mini-mittens class at Knitting Central this week. Since Mary knits on the loose side, today she was working up the mittens with the yarn knit double.

Last year I made mini-mittens and stockings as Holiday gifts and attached them to key chains.

Michelle finished another blanket for her grandson. This blanket was knit in Tahki Torino Bulky, the pattern is Ann Norling #32 Crib Blankets. It seems he took the other knit blanket she kept at her house. Only Mimi’s special blankets will do. Who can blame him!
And now for a parade of Flap Happy Hats
Robin’s is knitting one for her new grandson in Shepherd’s Wool.
Michelle is making the “umpteenth” Father/Son hats in Tahki Torino for her grandson and his dad.

Elizabeth started her Father/Son hats in Tahki Tweedy Alpaca. Picture to follow. 🙂
Here is a store sample I knit in the Tahki Tweedy Alpaca. This yarn is a pleasure to knit with.
And as we finished up for the day, Robin began to knit a pair of the Knitty Fetching Fingerless Gloves in Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran.