Her Llama ll Sweater looks great! I love the combination of the purple Blue Sky Fibers Extra on the top and the green Royal Alpaca (Worsted: 100% Alpaca, 220 yards) on the bottom. Having completed the armholes, she is ready to work in the round.
She very philosophically mused that she learns something new with every project she knits. She was going to give the sweater to her daughter. Now that it has mistakes in it, she’s going to keep it for herself. Jane said that if she continues making mistakes in her knitting, she’ll have a bigger wardrobe.
She is rethinking using cotton for the Building Blocks afghan and is going to change it to Plymouth Select Superwash Merino (Worsted: 100% Merino, 218 yards). We agreed that the stitch definition in the Blue Sky Fibers Multi Cotton (Worsted: 100% Cotton, 100 yards) was good. However, she isn’t enjoying the feel of cotton for an afghan.
This decision was furthered by the notion of going down to a #5 needle in the Manos Cotton Stria (Worsted: 100% Cotton, 116 yards). The stitches here were too loose on a #6. Eileen has an aversion to needle sizes smaller than a #6.
She was concerned that she had lost a stitch in her Artyarns Lazy Days of Summer KAL in Artyarns Beaded Silk & Sequins Light and Artyarns Merino Cloud. Luckily it was just a false alarm, it was an unknit stitch.
1 stitch for every bound-off stitch.
3 stitches for every 4 stitches along the diagonal.
2 stitches for every 3 stitches along vertical sections.
Later in the week I caught up with Trammi.
We are modifying an oversized cable cardigan/jacket to fit Trammi who is very petite. The pattern calls for aran weight yarn, she is using Anzula Cricket (DK: 80% Merino, 10% Nylon, 10% Cashmere, 250 yards). Their are two gauges for the pattern: seed stitch and the cable. We combined the two so she only has to knit one swatch. So far so good. The pattern is from Filati Handknitting Magazine, issue #55.
Lori salvaged what yarn she could that her 10 month old puppy hasn’t already found. She’s making a comeback to knitting and is starting with a wash cloth for practice.