It’s not the golden years, it’s the rusty years

The line of the day goes to Cornelia, “It’s not the golden years, it’s the rusty years”. She is on the the first sleeve of her customfit sweater in Mushishi (Worsted: 95% Wool, 5% Silk, 491 yards). 

Jane B. Easy Folded Poncho measures 70″; we pinned it together as planned and it is the perfect length. She’s going to send it off to the finisher. Yarn: Jade Sapphire Mongolian Cashmere (6ply, 100% Cashmere, 150 yards). (Last week I listed it as Anzula, that was incorrect.)

She is going to use Anzula Dreamy (Fingering: 75% Merino, 15% Cashmere, 10% Silk, 385 yards) to knit Granito, a top down sweater.

Eleanor is almost done knitting the first Little Boater Crew in Zara (DK: 100% Merino, 137 yards). We underestimated the number of skeins.  Thankfully we had one more skein of the blue.  She had to change to a different gray for the second sweater.

Cindy is finishing her  Flat Foot Floogie Lamb. The yarn is Cascade 128 Superwash (Bulky: 100% Merino, 128 yards).

Calann had an errant stitch in her  Poncho Air Lux knit with Air Lux (Fingering: 70% Rayon, 30% Wool, 328 yards). Something was twisted and just wasn’t sitting right. I took it back a few rows so she could re-knit it.

Michelle checked in with her  Exploration Station. She selectively read the first section of short rows.  

Yarn: Anzula Dreamy and one skein of Koigu PPPM (Fingering: 100% Merino, 175 yards). 


She may be rethinking the yellow in favor of blue.

Here is the second Building Block that she is knitting from her stash. She’s loving the portability of this project.

We discussed a couple of movies:

Woman in Gold – Must see
Genius – boring

Sully – good

On Wednesday…

Eileen shared several projects in various stages of completion.  This is the F368 DeAire Infinity Scarf in super bulky yarn.

She is knitting the Endless Wrap in Blue Sky Fibers Woolstok (DK: 100% wool, 123 yards). She is finding, as the name of the pattern suggests, that it is ~ in fact ~ endless.  The yarn is also not as thick or soft as she would have hoped.

She was finishing up Trolltyg Mini.  It looks to be very quick and very easy. She seamed the back during class and crocheted the little flower.  At first we thought the two sides were identical and that she would have force the buttons through the knitting to close the sweater.

Upon closer examination, we saw that she had made button holes (clearly knitting on auto pilot).

© Amanda Stevenson Lupke + Kelbourne Woolens

Lois is almost done knitting Beech Hill.  She is ready to move on to her next project.