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Cornelia entered the shop saying, “I’ve come light years since last week.”


The Houston Top she knit for her daughter is blocked and ready to gift.  It looks lovely.

The finisher was able to take in her cashmere vest approximately 4″ by making the seam deeper on each side.  No cutting.  

I’m so glad for Cornelia.  Not only was the vest a lot of work, it’s knit in Lobsterpot Worsted Cashmere.  Now she will be able to enjoy wearing it.

She is swatched and ready to start a CustomFit long vest with one button. Rasta (Super Bulky: 100% Merino, 90 yards). 

Finally, she cut a compost heap of fringe for her granddaughter’s poncho in Rasta.

Allison reported that she had finished her 5th Hitchhiker scarf. Presently she was finishing the first sleeve of her CustomFit sweater. We wrote out math for shaping by decoding it like a math word problem.  Remember those?  Never liked them.

Eleanor knitted up to the point where she rejoined for neck of her Madison Poncho knit with Creative Focus (Worsted: 75% Wool, 25% Alpaca, 220 yards) .  She asked me if there is any reason not to sew the ends from the neck tight at join now versus when the poncho is done.  My only reason is because you don’t know what can happen.  The knitting g-ds may get you.  Better to leave it to the final finishing, Those over zealous finishing moments can come back and bite you.

Calann reknit the thumb again. It just wasn’t coming out well staying in pattern on the thumb gusset. It made it look all jumbly. Instead she worked the gusset in stockinette stitch.

Mary is ready to cast on for her CustomFit sweater. She is knitting a tunic in Seedling (Aran: 100% Cotton, 110 yards).  The variegated yarn will be used on the borders and trims.

Garter #3 is finished with a week to spare before the wedding.  All that’s left is to sew in the elastic and run the ribbon through. Compared to the knitting, that is the easy part.
Someone suggested making them for a craft fair.  We all agreed that the price would be too high based on the pain and suffering it takes to knit it.

Trammi was at the point in her Essence pullover at the part where you join in the round. 
I asked everyone what was on their knit list, here were the replies:

Allison:

Cowls for holidays and to start The Burrow scarf/shawl in North Star (Bulky: 92% Camelid – Alpaca, 8% Nylon, 109 yards).

Eleanor
Two Harbors poncho  in Extra (Aran: 50% Merino, 50% Alpaca, 218 yards).
Cornelia:
Customfit vest, fringe granddaughters poncho.
Calann:
Fallen Halo cowls as gifts in Artyarns Artyarns Cashmere 5 and Artyarns Cashmere Glitter it’s quick, easy and makes for a beautiful gift. As it’s my design, I thank you for the compliment.
Trammi:
Palmyre, among other things. Once she can can settle into her kids schedule.
Mary:
Customfit tunic and Building Blocks afghan.
As for myself, I have two more deadline pieces to complete before I see my way clear to determine my knit list.
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