Calann wants to get all her knitting “ducks” in a row before going on vacation. First, we addressed Azel Poncho. Last week she must’ve swatched on a #17 that was disguised as a #15; it happens – the identifying numbers on the needle wear off. Today she swatched on a #13, her gauge was slightly tighter. She went up to a #15 and it was just right.
I showed her how to count her cable rows over a decrease. Click here for a good article by Eunny Jang on cables on Interweave Store.
Her Poncho Air Lux knit with Air Lux (Fingering: 70% Rayon, 30% Wool, 328 yards) is in a good place.
She highly recommended the book, Black Widow by Daniel Silva.
She related a story to us about a blocking mishap. She had washed and blocked out her Easy Folded Poncho. It was pinned to a towel.
Her granddaughter declared that grandmothers make backpacks for their grand kids. (She was sure that a Grandmother made the backpack for girl in picture).
Eileen found this bookmark that her mother made for her when she was a child. Somehow this stood the test of time. She wanted to find the pattern. I was hot on the trail. I love a challenge.
She got turned around on the last square of her Building Blocks Afghan. Somehow she switched her right side and wrong side rows. Mary is finding this last block to be a really challenge.
Her swatch in Royal Alpaca (Worsted: 100% Alpaca, 220 yards) for the Llama ll Sweater did not come out to gauge. She will have to either double her yarn or pick a different pattern.