Mary literally brought a (rolling) suitcase full of yarn to pick for the Building Blocks afghan class I’m teaching in May.
After a careful review, the contenders are Cascade Cotton Club or Plymouth Jeannee.
Once we solved that project, she handed me her lost sheep a/k/a Sheep Roll Neck Roo sweater. Last week she noticed that she had forgot to begin the face, so she was going to take it back. It got all kinds of tangled up.
It’s been hibernating because she doesn’t like how the red looks on sides. She’s going to redo it with orange. We also realized that she picked up the stitches on the wrong side for one of the sleeves, so she’ll have to reknit that. That’s the plan.
We had a philosophical moment: Sunaina said that knitting fully absorbs her attention. Lois has knitting ADD and gets distracted. Since she stops to mark each row she completes, that is often. Or at least every row. For me, my knitting ADD takes a different direction. I think about other knitting projects I could be doing. Then there are all the distractions in knitting: reading a pattern, pattern math, counting stitches, and the list goes on.
She is knitting the Westport Yarns sampler afghan in Cobasi (Light Fingering: 55% Cotton, 21% Nylon, 16% Bamboo, 8% Silk, 220 yards). The afghan is usually 5 strips. Because she is knitting with fingering weight she’s adding an extra strip. We had a meeting of the minds to pick out 6 of the stitches to repeat.
Cornelia finished the body of her Confidence Sweater in Cascade 128. I measured the sweater and it’s about 1.75″ narrower than schematic. She’s good with that as she wouldn’t mind it a little smaller. We will pin it together when she’s done to see how much blocking will need to be done. She cast on for the sleeves.