Getting your (knitting) groove back

Michelle finished her Sampler Blanket in Zara (DK: 100% Extrafine Merino, 136 yards).  This blanket is really a heirloom.

In one of the stockinette sections, she had Laura make an Intarsia rocking horse.  So sweet.

We had two new ladies join us today, Janna and Gay.  Gay is new to knitting and is making squares for and afghan to go on her bed.  She is winging it without a pattern.  Well done!  She and Janna both wanted to learn a better cast on (I taught them Long-Tail) and how to sew (Mattress Stitch).

Mary is back from a summer road trip and with her came a basket of knitting to catch up on.  She is making the Outer Block (Sampler) Blanket with members of her family as a gift for a new baby due in October.  Despite swatching, her squares came out noticeably bigger than her counterparts.

She’ll reknit them on a needle smaller.  In the meantime, she began crocheting some of the finished blocks together.  The yarn is Spud & Chloe Outer (Super Bulky: 65% Wool, 35% Cotton, 60 yards).

Marjolijn was working on a wrap sweater for an upcoming Church auction.  It’s going to be lovely.

Linda is working on the Sampler Blanket as well (as part of a group gift).  She is on a strict block a week regimen so I’ll have time to put the blanket together.

Her stitch definition is perfect. On this block she got turned around and the right side of the blanket showed the wrong side of the square.  We had to rip back and she has to reknit it. 🙁