Stitch and Chat

Sunaina finished her All about the Yarn Artyarns Jacket.  She has extra yarn leftover so she’s going to pick up stitches and knit down. The yarn is one of my favorites, Ensemble Light (DK: 50% Silk, 50% Cashmere, 400 yards).

 She was having so much fun sharing her finished knits, that she kept putting them on.  The rose colored triangle shawl was knit in a bulky yarn. The scarf is the Koigu Linen Stitch Scarf knit with Koigu (Fingering, 100% merino, 175 yards).

Sunaina is so happy with her blanket.   

It was the topic of a Facebook post that garnered 28 comments! She posted the following: “Knitters … to frog one row of kitchner (gazillion stitches) or to embrace imperfection ???” In the end, she re-did that section that was not aligned. The  funny thing about it, is that she didnt realize how many of her friends knit.

Here’s a baby blanket she’s knitting.  It’s a great beginner project.  I forgot to get the pattern name, when I get it, I’ll post that.

Last time we were together, Sunaina mentioned how she organized her knitting needles.  We were all intrigued so she brought them in.  She stores them in small binders with velcro pockets.  Inside each pocket is the size of the needle and length of the cord.  Well done!

I saw Tahki Monet (Aran: 52% Cotton, 40% Acrylic, 8% Nylon, 60 yards) in her bag, and wondered, “what is she knitting”?  Yay – she’s knitting my Houston Top. She saw Beth knitting it at Westport Yarns and liked the sleeve length, neckline, and the hem is uncomplicated looking.

Elizabeth doesn’t have enough of the Silk Garden Chunky (discontinued) for her Mitered Square Afghan. She’s gotten creative with how she’s using what she has.  I love it! She can’t knit any more of it because she ran out of the the Cascade Eco.

While she waits, she made significant progress with Rosalia. This sweater has been three years in the making because couldn’t get gauge right.  It didn’t help that she kept picking it up and putting it down. 

Once she got started (for real) the skeins were getting tangled up with the way holding her yarn for Fair Isle.  She experimented with holding one strand in each hand. It was much more fluid so she started over employing new technique. Third times a charm.

Elizabeth was experimenting with contrast colors for the back (see photo above) and part of the collar.  Not surprising, I liked the two tones of purple. 😉

Mary is knitting Audrey’s Sundress with variegated DK weight yarn.

She was off pattern in the Baby Basket Hat (for her son to match his daughter’s hat) and her Roo Sheep Roll Neck.

She’s a little distracted – what with two sons getting married this year, another son in a serious relationship, and one christening. Mary forgot to begin on the sheep’s face two rows back. On the hat, she changed the pattern rows. It’s no wonder she’s distracted!

Here’s a great picture of her granddaughter wearing the the Kersti Baby Cardigan; knit with Koigu Kersti Merino Crepe (DK: 100% Merino, 114 yards and on the right the Baby Basket hat.