Sit back and enjoy. We were a big group on Tuesday ~ ’tis the season. There was a whole lot of knitting going on.
She is almost done with the ribbing on her Newborn hat from my Welcome Baby Gift Set.
Mary finished one sleeve and was ready to begin the next on her Sock Yarn Sweater. Both the hat and sweater are knit with Artyarns Merino Cloud (Fingering: 80% Merino, 20% Cashmere, 436 yards).
She finished the shaping on the second front of her Customfit tunic. Now she will knit even until the armhole. Yarn: Classic Elite Yarns Seedling (Aran: 100% Cotton, 110 yards).
A tale of two ponchos. Elena and Mary both wore their Two Harbors Ponchos today. Yarn: Blue Sky Fibers Extra (Aran: 55% Alpaca, 45% Merino, 218 yards).
Eleanor won the prize for best coordinating of colors today. Her coat (both inside and out) matched (pun was not intended when I began this sentence) her Matchmaker scarf knit in Baby Cashmerino (Sport: 55% Wool, 33% Microfiber, 12% Cashmere, 137 yards).
She experienced the angst of designers. Last week we decided where to place the twin sections of ribbing in relation to the shaping of her Customfit sweater. After knitting several inches, she decided she did not like how it looked.
So she had to do rip it out to the beginning of the twin ribs. Now she is opting for a center ribbed section. Yarn: Moonshine (Worsted: 40% Alpaca, 40% Wool, 20% Silk, 197 yards).
Eleanor wasn’t satisfied with the size of the armhole the pattern called for, it seemed too narrow. We googled size charts for her grandson’s size and she was right. She’ll adjust the markers and work accordingly. Pattern: Emerald Isle Child’s Pullover. Yarn: Plymouth Select Superwash (DK: 100% Merino, 130 yards).